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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "high stress level tha tcan affect work life balance" (in 599 reviews)

  • "long work hours and no work life balance" (in 153 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and improve your careers

    Cons

    Field job could be time-consuming.


  2. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared to work very hard. It is not a place for lazy people.

  3. "Still the best service company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured Career Development, Never Boring,

    Cons

    If you don't like to travel or long hours, it is not for you.


  4. "Drilling Fluids"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time off is really great

    Cons

    Away from home is not that good


  5. "Electronic Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. The company is great to work for.

    Cons

    No life. It's more of a lifestyle than a career. Depending on your location, some things there could also be wrong. View where you'd be working before signing a contract. You may not like the environment.


  6. "Long hours tough life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Money is the only pro.

    Cons

    Everything else. Work/life balance is nonexistent.


  7. "Working here was pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Kind and friendly people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Company is very hierarchical, can take time to get projects through

  8. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Growth, Training and development

    Cons

    No rotation schedule, Indian Management spoiled the environment of Beautiful company

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to work life balance of employees.


  9. "Upper Management is Short-Sighted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competative pay and bonus payout.

    Cons

    SLB did not win any of their must win subsea projects, because the did not submit a competitive tender. Over priced tenders were submitted that supported too large of a profit margin, whereas competitors submitted tenders that at least provided engineering and fabrication work to 'keep the doors open'. Since no projects were won, large lay-offs occurred that resulted in many good engineers losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    SLB should have bid projects with low to zero margin profit in order to win projects to keep the company operating and engineers engaged until the oil/gas business fully recovered. It appears that SLB is more interested in keeping investors happy rather than keepng engineers employed.


  10. "Equipment Operator"

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

    Pros

    Safety is at its highest standard.
    Advanced equipment.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, it is just work.


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