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Schlumberger Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2019

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Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch
Olivier Le Peuch
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  1. "My best work experience with great co workers."

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    Senior Software Engineer/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Employee oriented - tries to resolve problems and not lay blame

    Cons

    High pressure of deadlines with a quality product.

    Advice to Management

    carry on!

    Schlumberger2008-08-11
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Has many different groups doing different things

    Cons

    Not on top of technology

    Schlumberger2019-10-11
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good company if you work with the right leadership team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexible environment and culture, promoting new ideas like startup company, which is rarely seen in a corporate of such large scale - Great benefits, probably among the best in the industry - Training, rotation program, and clear career development - Competitive salary

    Cons

    Too political, especially those who are expats from China and India. We used to have a technology center that was innovative and productive. Since the leadership replacement with those from China and India, lots of capable engineers were let go. Those who were favored stayed, among which many were incompetent to do the job. Favored projects/people kept missing deliveries, yet they were promoted and highlighted in quarterly reports. The new director from China did not do a single thing to improve the technical quality of the center. During her 2 years at the center, all she did was coming up with social events at the center, forcing employee to fill out all the unnecessary surveys to meet her target, fabricating reports to show promising results while projects were missing deadlines, and manipulating managers to grade employees the way she wanted. Similar stories were told about other departments. Bottom line is if you are lucky to work under a good leadership team, SLB is a great company to work for. Otherwise, it can be frustrating. These kinds of problems happen in every big company, but it's worse at SLB due to it's too liberal policy on using expats in leadership for centers in the USA.

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    Advice to Management

    Promoting diversity is good but keep in mind that using it without good control can cause more harm than good, especially when that diversity is given too much to leadership. Some culture is well known for cynical work ethics. Serious metrics should be available to gauge successful stories of an expat in a new culture before putting her/him in a leadership role in that culture. For example, giving someone from China or India a leadership role in the USA without seeing them perform in less senior roles in the USA first is very risky and can break the balance of the work environment in the USA.

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    Schlumberger2019-01-07
  4. "Senior Software Engineer in SLB"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance, good salary for the area

    Cons

    Technical Carrier progression is difficult

    Schlumberger2018-01-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Schlumberger, the cowboy attitude"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Schlumberger is rich. Leader in his sector Employees are very well selected: lot of outstanding employees

    Cons

    Schlumberger forces were technology and people. Today it is more dividends and transformation (but transformation to ???) For software, we use outdated process: cowboy coding. Tester is a metier

    Advice to Management

    Must evolve from handcraft to industrial quality. Invest to reuse, follow automotive industry example. Managers who try should be preferred to managers who do not decide; making errors is normal. Technical managers are often more powerful than power point managers or yesyes managers.

    Schlumberger2017-10-28
  6. "Automation is booming for now"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, multinational, smart people, the software domain is developping. Some adventure can be had.

    Cons

    Oilfield is not sexy. Boom and bust, last wave saw 30% of the work force laid off. Projects can be long, you may never leave Houston if you start there. Eroding benefits, blamed on premature babies raising costs. Now we pay out of pocket. You can get stuck in Houston if not on a visa.

    Advice to Management

    Apply the same mitigation (salary freeze) to top managers than what is applied to everyone else. Try and rotate engineers to research, as Advance is the last chance for engineers to do something out of the box. It is a pity to let engineers stagnate, unless you expect people to get used to get their satisfaction out side of work.

    Schlumberger2017-04-05
  7. "Vacation benefit is good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The vacation benefit for experienced hire is generous. The pay scale is average. Smart people to work with. No much office politics. Office space is nice. Discounted stock purchase plan (DSPP) is not nice. 401K math is decent.

    Cons

    The digital transformation journey is a scary one. No one really knows if that strategy will pay off or not. People are in a "scare" mode while doing the maintenance work for the legacy desktop app. No job security any more.

    Advice to Management

    Please give royal employee early warnings (like this in UK or EU) to seek other opportunities before it is too late.

    Schlumberger2017-01-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware!"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger for more than a year

    Pros

    Literally none at all, living in Houston is a huge negative!

    Cons

    Terrible managers Most people there are a drain to work with Boring products and even more boring vision Leadership team has no idea what they are doing HR is constantly lying to people, very low morals for people working in HR Anyone who is an architect basically sits around all days and surfs the web

    Schlumberger2016-08-21
  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefit, salary, enviornemnt, work/life balance,

    Cons

    opportunity, people value,location, seniority respect,

    Schlumberger2016-06-15
  10. "It was good"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Nice environment. Flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    As most companies this size; you performance will depend how much your manager likes you.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the burocracy.

    Schlumberger2016-06-01
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