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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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  • "high stress level tha tcan affect work life balance" (in 610 reviews)

  • "long work hours and no work life balance" (in 158 reviews)

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  1. "Directional drillers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and be part of

    Cons

    None have been found at this time still looking


  2. "Great money!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Great pay
    Lots of hours
    Easy work
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism
    No work /life balance

  3. "Good Company...but no life"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You may not start off with training, but they have excellent training programs and ways to get information on things. You can move up, but it depends on you. The money is reasonable. It should be more at the same time.

    Cons

    You don't get paid for what you're worth. A person with an associate degree will get paid the same as someone with a bachelors. If you have to move, you won't have time for family and friends. You don't have a social life. The oilfield is more of a lifestyle rather than a career. Don't make plans too often cause they can be changed at any moment. Your life belongs to them. If you're someone that has to move to the area, ask management to view the workplace before signing a contract. Not all sites look the same and words can paint a picture from a worker/recruiter but actually seeing that picture is a huge difference.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the ones that has to move to the area to view their workplace before signing a contract. Not all sites look the same and words can paint a picture from a worker/recruiter but actually seeing that picture is a huge difference.


  4. "field engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    pay, learning, team work

    Cons

    a lot of work


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Overall working for Schlumberger is a great experience. Management is good and there is a clear path for progression.

    Cons

    Can be a high stress environment during busy times and it's hard to really progress in your career if you are not open to moving around.


  6. "SLB Owns your Life"

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    Current Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Fort Morgan, CO
    Current Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Fort Morgan, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, large company

    Cons

    Endless work. They do not treat you as a person and out of nowhere you will be moved to a new location or new job. The hours are ridiculous, days off are not your own.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees need time off and some people have families that they do not want to move with out of the blue


  7. "Schlumberger company review"

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good place to start career in oil & gas industry
    - Structured learning program for early career

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance
    - Remuneration is poor for local employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supplier Manager"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    International exposure is very great

    Cons

    A little bit difficult to maintain good work-life balance


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    As a machinist You work in no so safe conditions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "10 + years its a good job while it lasts"

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    Former Employee - Geophysisict in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Geophysisict in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    coworkers are great people. The benefits are decent. Pay is good. PTO is great. Some positions have flex hours and remote working options.

    Cons

    Profit comes at any cost. Layoffs are common. Work hours can be long. Management is blind to issues and engagement is terrible. Employee moral is very low. When layoffs happen and they do often even management doesn't know who will be kept and who is let go. There is no company loyalty but they will take everything the can from their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation more often and pay attention to the talk around the water cooler. Invest in those who try to bring the office up more and less in those who are vocally unhappy and poisoning the work space. People create the profits treat them like they matter.