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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 84 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 197 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 533 reviews)

  • Excessive workload, no work life balance (in 138 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Schlumberger Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good. The annual bonus was the largest amount that I have ever received. With a few exceptions, the people there were excellent. When my coworkers are excellent at their jobs it pushes me to always do my best.

    Cons

    They don't enforce their own corporate policies in the remote offices. I worked at the Princeton, NJ facility. You would see the engineering department following the corporate policies. However, the production support department refused to follow most of the policies and it caused problems.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the managers were excellent but a couple were terrible. One of the problems that I saw was anyone could be a manager. You only had to say you wanted to follow a management-tract as opposed to a technical-tract and they would find one or more people for you to manage. Aptitude was not a consideration. In 2 years you could have 6 different managers. This doesn't work in a small facility. Management needs to monitor this better.


  2. "Schlumberger Part Time Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Expense Processor in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Expense Processor in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger pays their employees well. They offer bonuses and the workplace was very pleasant.

    Cons

    Sometimes the communication within the company is not sufficient enough.

    Advice to Management

    I would make sure that everyone understands the vision and goals of the company. Distribute the communication in a prompt manner, and on a consistent basis.

  3. "Amazing company"

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

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

    Pros

    * Freedom to work on both your own and others projects
    * Excellent growth opportunities for your career
    * Strong investment in R&D despite market conditions
    * Great leadership and direction
    * Very strong benefits
    * Very flexible in personal needs / working time if needed
    * A lot of responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    * Vacation time is limited but better than other employers
    * Occasional issues with corporate politics - e.g. some management can make emotionally invested decisions instead of considering the wider business impact

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, the company is absolutely moving in the right direction.


  4. "Senior Software Engineer in SLB"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance, good salary for the area

    Cons

    Technical Carrier progression is difficult


  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rosharon, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, training, high quality coworkers

    Cons

    High hours and cutthroat managers


  6. "Good place to work if you're a hard worker"

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    Former Employee - Senior Wireline Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Wireline Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    not very flexible, everyone is replaceable

    Advice to Management

    Honor employee loyalty


  7. "Terrible for an acquired company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they offer discounted stock purchase program

    Cons

    pretty much everything else is bad

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Commerce City, CO
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits , clean shop, N/A N/A

    Cons

    Management, climate , work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first and everything will follow after. As for your current safety program.... that needs to revamped as soon as possible.


  9. "Frac operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good people, safe environment, decent pay when prices are high

    Cons

    time away from home, lack of pay, lack of good leadership

    Advice to Management

    recognize the work of the little guy not just your own bonus


  10. "interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    pay family time and co workers

    Cons

    no family time bad management


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