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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 176 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 485 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 127 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    - diversity, global footprint and interesting environment

    Cons

    - lack of career growth opportunities
    - HR

    Advice to Management

    - better HR


  2. "Great work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this was a great overall experience

    Cons

    a lot of rig time which could be 30 days or more straight

  3. "Legal Assistant/Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large multinational diverse base, Fortune 500 company

    Cons

    Poor middle management, cronyism a


  4. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The training you receive here is excellent and the people you get to work with are amazing. You are able to touch into various roles making your skill acquisition very well rounded

    Cons

    Upper management is a bit detached at times and it is truly a focus on the bottom line Company ( which isn't always bad). After a while you do become stagnant or find yourself accepting positions just for the heck of it.

    Advice to Management

    Sharing the big picture is not a bad idea and recall what it's like to be an employee that's not in the insider circle


  5. "Great Organization with Good Upward Mobility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, highly qualified personnel, supportive managers, and opportunity for creative expansion of products and processes.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment and expect employees to work long hours.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "high turnover rate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    The starting salary for most jobs are decent

    Cons

    it's a "good ole boys" club, undermanned, you'll get fired just as soon as you got hired because of the turnover rate.


  7. "SLB"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to build skill set

    Cons

    No Merit
    Lack of Internal Promotions
    Training Program equivalence to Skill set and Experience is not a direct reflect

  8. "Support Geoscientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that you work with are great

    Cons

    Most in upper management do not about people below them. Also very disorganized.


  9. "Anonymous"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Covered parking if you're early

    Cons

    Depending on your department you may not have a work life balance.
    Managers do not know what they are doing.
    A lot of safety training which is rarely followed

    Advice to Management

    Do not promote people who are unclear what is happening, or at least make sure they have the proper resources to learn


  10. "Senior Geologist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of smart technical people that are self-motivated make it fun to work at SLB - when times are good.

    Cons

    Reorganizations, shuffling of management, and continual layoffs made working at SLB from 2014-2016 extremely stressful and greatly damaged an otherwise upbeat morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people instead of laying them off. Cut salaries across the board and reduce the work week instead of constantly laying off.


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