Schlumberger Reviews

Updated February 5, 2016
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Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
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Pros
  • Travelling around the world and work with different cultures (in 47 reviews)

  • great work environment and benefits (in 112 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance could be improved with more vacation days (in 308 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, unequal opportunities for promotion: former field (esp female) engineers are more likely to get promotion (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Schlumberger field enginer"

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

    Pros

    pay and bonus, great chance and encouragement to grow in the company

    Cons

    Crazy Locations, Long hours, No time for Family life


  2. "MiSWACO"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Support Engineer in Richmond, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Support Engineer in Richmond, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, awesome training, outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    The only Cons I had was when I finally was able to join this company the downturn in the oil and gas field caused the company to take action and as a result of that I was caught up in everything. There aren't any gripes I can say about my team, managers and company.


  3. "Schlumberger"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist ­ Spot Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist ­ Spot Buyer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong system and you cane learn a lot - Excellent working culture - Multinational company with almost 90 nationalities working within it

    Cons

    - Stability is not an option


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  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    training was excellent, solid opportunitites for growth, good co-workers, solid team management, kept up with the latest technologies, great tools, solid pay rates

    Cons

    the oil and gas business is cyclic, quite a bit of travel. I got laid off due to the current downturn, and and looking to change industries


  6. "Excellent Place in Houston to work"

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good on salary and benefits

    Cons

    Needs to improve upon talent acquisition and identification. People can be placed in better roles if their qualifications identified properly


  7. "Fracking"

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    Former Employee - Fracture Technician in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Fracture Technician in Draper, UT

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for with a lot of room for advancement. They treated employees with respect and offered great benefits.

    Cons

    The hours were long and you had no regular schedule. You had to live in a man camp and share restrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Set the schedule so that the employees can have a regular schedule and not have it rotate. Better vehicles to drive.


  8. "Cement Equipment Operator"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits. 2/1 Work schedule allowed me to be with my family for a whole week uninterrupted.

    Cons

    On call 24/7, working in all kinds of environments ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat.


  9. "Good company but some bad objectives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. A lot of different opportunities globally. You don't have to stick to the same job your entire career.

    Cons

    Very sensitive to oil prices. As oil and gas prices fluctuate, so does the employment.

    Advice to Management

    I think it is wrong to have management objectives to promote x number of females into y number of management positions. Promotions should only be based on performance. It is illegal to discriminate hiring someone based on gender so why do you think it is okay to base promotions on it?


  10. "Wireline Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money, a lot of responsibility for a young engineer, great training programs, awesome benefits, lots of possibility for upward mobility.

    Cons

    The managers are engineers who were promoted from within, they do not have good classical "managerial skills". Could go days without seeing your house or a shower, lots of driving. Lots of last minute jobs, midnight/early morning jobs.


  11. "Monotony Free And The Job For Me"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work days are split between working in the office, the shop, and offshore or on rigs.

    Cons

    Long hours and volatile markets.



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