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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated August 15, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Field Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about the segment you are hired into. However, it does come at a very heavy price. Once you start working then your life is dedicated to your job. Days off are not always honored and with so few engineers left at the company don't be surprised if you work 4-6 weeks straight before getting a day off. I left the company because I no longer saw a positive 3, 5, or 10 year future for myself in the company. Due to the dropping oil prices they have been keeping the majority of the FEs in the field for much longer than they originally advertised in the interview. Be prepared for what you are getting yourself into.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Questionable future career prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to make the work manageable.


  2. "Progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name alone will build good references for your resume slot of technology to learn

    Cons

    Near impossible progression system that's built on someone finishing a G11 project rather than actual development of tech. Low morale and only ask to work more without compensation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Be more people focused rather than chasing clients and making promises you can't keep because you don't know the capabilities of your lab, including techs.

  3. "Grow in the midst of chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Training and development, coworkers and types of projects

    Cons

    Chaotic and full of constant transformations and reorganizations


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, Opportunity to travel and work with cross-functional teams

    Cons

    process heavy, different verticals not integrated


  5. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Pros

    Get to work with the best and the brightest people

    Cons

    Effected by the oil price directly.


  6. "Very organize and excelent company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They always mark your must to do before working in any project.
    The Schlumberger rules are amazing keeps you motivated every time.

    Cons

    Didn't see any cons. Maybe the managers should listen a little more to the employees because they have the know how of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  7. "Mechanical Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active job duties/ Easy to stay in shape. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Pay ceiling isn't great. No raises and/or promotions in the past 3 years. Not enough "team building" exercises. Bad moral. Bad management.

  8. "Good company for long term career growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    good management and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    large and different segments don't communicate well together


  9. "Lots of Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, good pay, good employee 401 K matching / benefits, opportunity for advancement if you're a technical professional

    Cons

    Hard to understand promotion process, especially for HR / non-technical people; convoluted processes; "me-first" culture is promoted and rewarded throughout the company


  10. "-"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Great company fast progression but you'll be working more than 40 hours every week

    Cons

    Layoffs every time the gas price goes down

    Advice to Management

    Need better long term strategy


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