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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Good Pay, working with experts in research (in 168 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 468 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 119 reviews)

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  1. "IT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cultural diversity, mobility, Transparency, Pursue new ideas, Brand name

    Cons

    work-life balance, lay-offs, too large, continuous change, crazy hours


  2. "Schlumberger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leader with global footprint thus a world of opportunity. They provide excellent training throughout your career and provide tools to help you self direct your career.

    Cons

    Large company with strict SOP's and management over site may not be for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the client


  3. "swt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to change project/domain, diversity

    Cons

    conservative industry, hit by falling oil prices


  4. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    No bad sides of working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Great place to work, learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Challenging
    - Constant training and evolution
    - Interesting environment and people

    Cons

    - Requires a lot of sacrifices
    - Asks a lot of employees

    Advice to Management

    Teamwork is at the center of everything and managerial support is everywhere


  6. "Company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Very good company, nice and friendly working environment, very helpful people

    Cons

    Too big company, just too big


  7. "Great while its good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Von Ormy, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Von Ormy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, very well equipped shop, great teamwork

    Cons

    Constantly changing shifts, not focused on employee retention, constant layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Forecast state of industry before hiring and firing employees constantly


  8. "Equipment Operator 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator III in Alice, TX
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator III in Alice, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of hrs to work while in the field and was give opportunity to move up..

    Cons

    Spend most of your time in the field away from home good place if single or with an understanding family.


  9. "HSE Manager Iraq"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Multinational company, great experience, top of the class, highly innovative and cutting edge techology

    Cons

    Some tough locations, internal politics (including some people), business drive


  10. "Sustaining Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sustaining Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sustaining Engineer in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression, Profit Sharing, Company Size, Discount Stock Purchase Plan, Performance Based Bonuses

    Cons

    Advance program, workload, Performance reviews rarely capture day to day work or activites


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