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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 77 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 180 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 495 reviews)

  • Excessive workload, no work life balance (in 129 reviews)

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  1. "HSE Programs Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Programs Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Programs Manager in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, diversified, growing, exceptional equipment.

    Cons

    over organized, too many overlapping positions, due diligence audits were ignored

    Advice to Management

    Look at the safety program as a whole. Can the company survive if employees are injured?


  2. "Profits above people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is for the most part good. Benefits are above average. The few remaining original employees before being taken over by SLB.

    Cons

    Company leaders have no personal connection to employees. Very cold environment. People and quality are always at the bottom of priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to use common sense in your daily decisions. Ask your employees for input. Stop putting people in positions that they are not a fit for.

  3. "Schlumberger Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -A big company that offers good insurance

    Cons

    -Big company that you are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees


  4. "OK for a big company, but don't expect to get rich"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Pay is adequate. Work environment is clean. Basic benefints for a big company. The company credit union is good. Work safety (HSE) compliance is solid.

    Cons

    Pay is adequate, barely. Understand it is an oil field service company. You are bound to interact with colleagues at oil companies that get paid double what you will get here. You may work in a private office or a cubicle, without much regard to your position.

    Advice to Management

    Management style is pathetically money grubbing, even betwen the various segments. You will compete against your colleagues inside the company as much as you will with external competitors.


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is paying above average and decent hours overall. Especially with the right team, it can be a lot of fun and extremely flexible to move around.

    Cons

    The company doesn't sponsor green cards so they want you somewhat own you by only getting you temporary visas. Some management is very old school. If you are French, you can get into good positions but if you are not, you won't pass mediocre mgmt job..

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing people. They carry the company forward. The company depends on the talent. It is the biggest investment you can make. It is amazing when they lay off thousands of people buy spend the money on stock buybacks at the same time.


  6. "Field service tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, good travel opportunities

    Cons

    They could care less about your personal life.
     Don't get hurt on the job because that will be the end of your career with Schlumberger

    Advice to Management

    Show a little bit of concern for your people


  7. "Activity looking for a different company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fluid Analysis Specialist in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Fluid Analysis Specialist in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and benefits. Travel occasionally if you want it. Schlumberger has good training schools. Pay is ok but leaves much to be desired.

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer then look elsewhere. Management will throw you under the bus. Promotions are slow at best.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and they will care about you.

  8. "Use you and drop you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, lots of time off. Unlimited computer access. Supervisors do not bother you about how much you do.

    Cons

    They want you to work in many different departments almost at the same time.


  9. "The Truth about Big Blue"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great to be a part of the big blue machine, and the security that comes with working in a large company. Having access to so many knowledgeable people is great way to learn and expand your skills.

    Cons

    Like any large company the processes can stifle progress, and employees are treated like cogs in the machine.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No much good reason to stay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits
    Reasonably priced cafeteria meals
    Saving the company money the longer I stay here.

    Cons

    Approaching 4 years with this company and still stuck with base salary and entry level repetitive robot tasks.
    -no growth and development (this applies due to poor selfish management)
    -new hires get welcome gifts and packages in front of my face. Where was mine?
    -no bonus or raise for being a non exempt employee. Overtime has been put to a halt, no words on when it will be brought back.
    -perks are being cut and seems it will not be brought back when business picks back up. (fitness reimbursement, Metro ridershare costs, coffee creamers, utensils, company lunches, holiday parties)
    -pointless slp3. Why even bother setting objectives and goals for non exempts when they do not get rewarded for it?

     Its a good place to work if you are under the wing of a good manager.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is right.


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