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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 82 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 192 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 522 reviews)

  • Excessive workload, no work life balance (in 133 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More work and advancement opportunities if you can keep up with the hours you need to put in.

    Cons

    No pay raise, no cost of living and minuscule PIP’s going on four years now; Yet the CEO added another 1.2 million to his ($18,559,594.00 2016 compensation)

    Advice to Management

    You are losing good, loyal, talented people to your competitors and it does not appear that you notice or care, WHY to keep the bottom line, and if so at what cost?


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Big multi national company working across the world

    Cons

    Cyclic oil and gas industry

  3. "Field engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    great company, a lot to learn during your career

    Cons

    hard work, long hours, lots of gas station food


  4. "Mudlogger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic group of co-workers, and higher pay for recent graduates than you will recieve at most entry level jobs.

    Cons

    Can be limited work-life balance, lack of scheduling, little room for long term advancement due to downturn.


  5. "Good Work during Good Times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosharon, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosharon, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Challenging but exciting work. Excellent training and training opportunities. Wonderful and talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Use of multiple business systems that did not communicate with each other; this resulted in multiple manual entry of information - non productive time. Over zealous safety protocols implemented that handicap ones ability to perform your work. Once the Oil & Gas downturn set in, multiple layers of layoffs resulted; thus reductions in personnel, increased work, decreased morale. As a cost savings, Management sought to out source as much work as possible.


  6. "Excellent learning and training opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with right package
    Training is well organised
    Global citizenship with various nationalities
    Security is at highest regard throughout

    Cons

    Very stressful working environment
    Technically challenging
    Very competitive
    Travelling with highest flexibility
    Long duration of assignment in various locations
    Quite minimum work-life balance


  7. "An okay company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Multicultural, continuous training, decent salaries, good benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, poor leadership, work excessive hours and lack of human side with employees.

  8. "Not a long term place for most"

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    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator/Field Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator/Field Engineer in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Training Programs available.
    -Salary is fair.

    Cons

    -Management only sees vast majority of employees as assets not people. At least in Midland district.
    -Work to Life balance is basically non-existent even with Fatigue Management.
    -Treats employees different based on education level.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your field population and listen to them when rig to tool ratios are not where they are needed.


  9. "Pushes smart people to meet statistic based objectives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and get to work with great engineers.

    Cons

    The work is demanding and the culture is such that everyone is more focused on CYA then actually meeting deadlines. Upper management is ruthless and does not hide it when it comes to "re-alignment of business priorities". Objectives and daily work is more and more defined by new initiatives the company wants to take to sound impressive to investors instead of focusing improving existing processes.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a culture that allows the talented individuals in the company to follow through and achieve goals without creating more and more arbitrary hopes to jump through. Stop being so excited to update/renovate/complete replace existing processes and business systems before you have even had time to fix the problems of the old ones.


  10. "Asset coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were really good for a family

    Cons

    Management diconnect with the field.

    Advice to Management

    The bosses in the high rise are clueless to what is happening with their employees in the field.


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