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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • Good Pay, working with experts in research (in 168 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be compromised as very demanding work environment (in 459 reviews)

  • No work life balance; always work on holidays; Working from home even you are on vacation; health issues of most of the employees (in 117 reviews)

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  1. "Equipment Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest and leading Oilfield company in the world. So much opportunity for growth and they will train anyone who is fit for the job. They have the best benefits, you will not be disappointed with the income, and career opportunities with this company are endless!!!

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance. It will still work out though because there really isn't anything to do out here in North Dakota if you are a "night life" type of person, for you outdoor people there is always something to do so no CONs on your part. In the end, the money is what counts and most important in your future. So work hard now for a while, and you will be set to play later for the rest of your life.


  2. "Good benefits but everything is about seniority"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers good benefits in a friendly environment with Global outlook. There's lot of challenges and opportunity to improve proceses. Great for entry level.

    Cons

    It's all about seniority. Culture reinforce those that had been around for a long time. Management can do better managing the work load. Not a lot of knowledge sharing from management. Some people just rush to deliver work to paste their name on it and move ahead. Culture reinforce moving on to next position and not being responsible for whatever the employee did in previous position. Rewarding system depends on the management style and some would not reward while others reward for whatever mínimis.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers to do better, addressing employees issues timely and appropriately. Train managers to reward people.


  3. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere to rise through the rankings

    Cons

    Large Company, many offices. Only really meet those in your department


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  5. "Product Line Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the company values multi-culture. there's a lot of diversity within the group. the company also values innovation.

    Cons

    The company is very vulnerable to industry cycles, which is tied to oil and gas price.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend the management should focus on long term company value, not just short term profit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Paralegal"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Believe in work/life balance.

    Cons

    If in administration, no clear career path for employees.


  7. "PCB Layout Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Electrical CAD Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical CAD Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest people in the oil and gas technology companies.

    Cons

    I choose not to comment.


  8. "Good place to work and gain traction"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Flexible time. relaxed mode after a month end.

    Cons

    Management sometimes asks us tasks that are out of roles. When close week begins, prepare for long nights and sometimes even staying over the office. More of horizontal growth and might take you 12 years before you take a management role


  9. "A Good Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is very diverse. I true International corporation whose technical prowess is second to none. It's greatest strength is clearly in its people.

    Cons

    Its an Oil and Gas Service company. Cost of labor maybe an asset but during economic uncertainties it is also a liability and the books must be balanced.


  10. "Sit and wait"

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Maternity leave.

    Cons

    Boring. No excitement. No one wants to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Empower managers to make decisions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Two paths for career advancement: technical or managerial. Lots of knowledge training offered and encouraged. Lots of opportunities to showcase your skills. Diversed group of talent from many different nationalities. Fun employee events.

    Cons

    Layoffs were secretive with no heads up.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent when it comes to layoffs and the financial future of the company of your group. Work of better communication with your team concerning project changes.


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