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Schlumberger Sugar Land Reviews

Updated May 14, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "PCB Layout Designer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Electrical CAD Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical CAD Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest people in the oil and gas technology companies.

    Cons

    I choose not to comment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exempts are exempt from the rules"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair among the industry.

    Cons

    Micro managers, managers driven by their performance incentives have no integrity, plenty of mangers but lack of true leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have been to management training does not make you a manager, much less a leader. Start taking care of your people before they take care of themselves. The amount of available jobs is on the rise and headhunters are looking. Skilled workers are hard to find. That's why idiots are promoted to management.....

  3. "Schlumberger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place for a young person to start. Good upward mobility if you work hard.

    Cons

    Very political. Sometimes hard to discern a direction.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Good summer internship experience."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schlumberger as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provided good accommodation and transportation.
    Projects are interesting and meaningful.

    Cons

    Nothing unsatisfied about internship at Schlumberger.


  5. "Administrative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversified, continuous educational training in all areas, great environment, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    Oil and gas field is too unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Field technician"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of opportunity to travel, multi national and cultural, industry leader in technology and innovation, clear objectives for career advancement

    Cons

    Long periods of time away from home and family. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Pleasure to work for you!


  7. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, good pay and benefits, reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    The management is a mess, many managers do not really care the people working in the team.
    Be cautious to its tough culture, in particular at this downturn time. A lot of employees who have contributed to the company and working hard were laid off because of the position cut. People are leaving the company for better chances.
    Some managers treat employees like labors, and no much opportunities to build your career in a short-term focused company and team.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time and learn how other companies develop their people. Identify your talents and develop them. The company will lose much more if you do not care your employees. Do 360 performance review instead only up-to-down appraisal.

  8. "Great company to start the career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Varios Positions in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Varios Positions in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schlumberger is a great company to start the career. It provides good opportunities for training, travel, meeting new people.

    Cons

    Once you get to mid/senior level the career progression gets very limited. Very political environment

    Advice to Management

    start management evaluations by the employees and analyze the trends


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what they made it out to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with a manager who gave me lot of autonomy and freedom. I was way under paid (compared to peers and market) when I came into the company. My manager had to fight tooth and nail to get my salary up the market average

    Cons

    Terrible industry to work for. After working here I realized how cut throat this industry is. If you're an engineering and don't mind having zero work/life balance then you will like SLB. They also reward engineers well but don't care much about other functions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to others in the company besides the engineers. Stop constantly overloading people with projects


  10. "It was good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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.


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