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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 172 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 476 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 122 reviews)

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  1. "Great for learning"

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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

    Great for learning and taking classes.

    Cons

    Very little direction from top management.

    Advice to Management

    Management should trust employees more


  2. "Product Line Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company values multi-culture. there's a lot of diversity within the group. the company also values innovation.

    Cons

    The company is very vulnerable to industry cycles, which is tied to oil and gas price.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend the management should focus on long term company value, not just short term profit.

  3. "Eo2"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great oilfield service company. One of the best around.

    Cons

    Mancamp food isn't always the best.


  4. "NAM Procurement Service Center"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good and you get 3 weeks vacation. Get to meet some really great people while working here.

    Cons

    Where do I start. First off this job requires zero skills or experience what so ever. I'm astonished that they actually place intelligent and experienced people to work here. If you know how to copy paste and send emails this is all you will be doing. Every day you get a big list of things that need to be bought then you and the team just start creating POs all day. Everything works from the top down, so if upper management doesn't think a certain issue is important its ignored. They also try to get people to work overtime hoping no body questions it. Again, anybody can do this job and even if they didn't it would take a few weeks to master this type of work. If you have any type of ambitions or drive it will get completely destroyed here or disregarded. They expect people to do this type of work for a little over two years before even moving somewhere else. Even then sometimes management wont let you move to another job role. So if you have no desire to learn new skills or advance your skills for your professional career then the PSC is the place for you. If you want to copy paste and send emails for two years then this is the place. Lastly being such a big company you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Waste of time


  5. "Many opportunities, but just a number"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Ambitious professionals might have the chance to work in multiple areas of the business

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of Oil & Gas still results in frequent layoffs
    Work-life-balance is poor for many field and front-line management positions

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your People...perhaps better training for management on subjects such as engagement, motivation, etc....it's too variable from location to location.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Paralegal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Believe in work/life balance.

    Cons

    If in administration, no clear career path for employees.


  7. "Great Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, lots of opportunity, possibility of working in other countries, competitive compensation. Generally, great people to work with.

    Cons

    If you aren't an engineer or a geoscientist, career advancement is tough. Must work relationships and politics to manage your career.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat at the top. Way too many senior management people are saved in lateral moves or non-positions. While they may have made a significant contribution in the past, letting them move on would allow SLB to keep young technical people who still have lots to contribute. Further, lay-off decisions are too often made for "personality" reasons, and not based on true contribution, or because a person isn't "liked" by the person making the layoff decision.

  8. "Rough time to be in Oilfield, Company is reeling"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Mudlogger in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Mudlogger in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offshore Benefits
    Management rose through the ranks
    Training in Paris

    Cons

    Easy to be laid off
    Pay cuts due to downturn
    Move up at your own peril

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to clients if they are demanding and insulting. Make sure field personnel are paid competitively.


  9. "MWD Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and the pay at the senior level was not bad

    Cons

    No Work/Life Balance, Field Coordinators ran field engineers into the ground.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and gain traction"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Flexible time. relaxed mode after a month end.

    Cons

    Management sometimes asks us tasks that are out of roles. When close week begins, prepare for long nights and sometimes even staying over the office. More of horizontal growth and might take you 12 years before you take a management role


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