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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 77 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 180 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging as you will have to devote loads of time to work if you want to succeed in the company (in 495 reviews)

  • Excessive workload, no work life balance (in 129 reviews)

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  1. "production engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    global, technology driven, good benefits

    Cons

    shrewd, fire easily, lack employee engagement

    Advice to Management

    employee engagement


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Gone a lot always on the road

  3. "SIS Reservoir Engineer intern"

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

    Pros

    Great access to resources for simulation, good for having the ability to research the capabilities on reservoir simulators.
    Good technical simulation teams, a good place to conduct a research project

    Cons

    Very detached from production, technical team, with experience in consulting though less with working directly in model implementation.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Oilfield life..."

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator III
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator III
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The crew is like your family. Work is a lot of fun most of the time. I can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Working away from home is always rough on a person.... and their family.


  5. "Good company to work for. Nice."

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, good benefit, vanpool program.

    Cons

    Not much negative. Everything is fine.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "It's good working here with ever changing business in Oil and Gas"

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    Current Employee - Operations Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You don't stay in your current role more than 2 years; very flexible schedule; good to be in the field

    Cons

    With Oil going down, you have to do more with less; constant worryness about job security with oil going down


  7. "Good opportunities, lots of politics and hiding of information"

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

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    -Great training
    -Some very smart people, very hard working
    -People willing to teach other

    Cons

    -Gossiping, and lots of it. Someone doesn't like you? Well, he will then spend the next 3 years spreading lies and rumours about you to make you look bad.

    -HR manager's can be dishonest. Specifically, one provided me with a fraudulent warning letter because of a feminist agenda she had and believed me to be both a racist and a misogynist. This type of manager brings the company down many years. Lies, unfortunately even after recognized by other managers, are not stopped - mainly due to this manager and the like promoting it to legal team who does not make changes following a decision that has been made.

    Advice to Management

    Check your managers, and what they are doing to some of their employees. Make sure you find liars and stop them immediately. My life was ruined because of abusive co-workers and a manager who lied.

  8. "Management Heavy Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger pays well with a good bonus incentive. Another good thing is that you can advance your career yourself by achieving higher technical standing by applying for the promotion yourself depending upon a set of criteria for technical growth this system is called the SETC.

    Cons

    Management is mostly clueless with regards to problems of the common employees. The management is too proud to care about anyone. They have fired so many good and valuable employees on a 10 min notice. Not the best way of firing an employee after 10-20 years of service. What they care about is Profits, Stock market, and the quarterly results.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your people. Your competition is getting stronger and the market is shrinking!!! diversify into some other business Not only Oil and Gas!! be a technology company


  9. "Chemical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, large amount of paid time off, focus on professional development, exposure to many aspects of oilfield services

    Cons

    Rigid structure across all aspects of the company, but is unevenly applied.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, and show your people that you value their contributions.


  10. "Frac Field Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frac Field Engineer in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Frac Field Engineer in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, free housing and food while working

    Cons

    Awful management, constantly making changes for no reason, constantly providing field personal with minimal support. Creating tons of paper work and reports just to put a check mark on their resume of something they implemented.


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