Schlumberger
3.6 of 5 1,240 reviews
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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 1,240 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(412 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Meeting People from around the world"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work/life balance from the lower grades up to 14"
    in 154 reviews
  • "Leads to culture with no work life balance when the opportunity exists"
    in 39 reviews
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Good company to work for

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Stonehouse, England

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are plenty of room for anyone that is ambitious and would like a mule.

ConsYour connections and relationship with managers are important.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A training ground for graduates - not for mid career....

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Stonehouse, England

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood salary
Easy work life
Good start for a graduate, not for a mid career hire

ConsLack of innovation
Stifling processes and review mechanics
Time focused not quality focused
Hired as a mid-career with experience and yet experience not listened to

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you hire a mid career, use them for what they are good for not for tasks that graduates cut their teeth on. Placing people with no outside Schlumberger experience into management positions (team leader etc) makes it very hard to actually work creatively, especially since most of them are stuck in the rut of believing that past performances lead to future security of the company - 10 year old tech that doesn't work, is never going to work....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Aberdeen, Scotland

I worked at Schlumberger as an intern for less than a year

ProsGet to see and experience the wide spectrum of opportunities in Schlumberger.
Quickly learn theory learnt by field engineers.
Good lifestyle - paid rent, flights and salary.

ConsUnable to go offshore due to lack of training.
Difficult to fully experience what field engineering is like without being able to go on a platform.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger

ProsOver all good salary package and diverse organization

ConsMid career integration into the company way of doing things is poor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Invaluable, I had a great manager and that makes all the difference

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Aberdeen, Scotland

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

ProsGood people-centred culture, particularly for those who have families and overall a good working environment to prove and develop your technical skills

ConsThere is little opportunity to move within the company depending on the department you are from, this could be even worse.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with a great future

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

ProsGood career progression, great benfits, interesting work

ConsLife style might not be for everyone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Brilliant! First rate employee and management. Great training and opportunity to travel around the world

Commercial and Economics Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

Prosearly responsibility, great training, flexible working environment, diversity, meritocracy,

Consbad work and life balance, sometimes need to put long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to start career.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Abingdon, England

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

Prosexcellent multi-cultural environment, trainings and career development, mentoring and supportive management. Good atmosphere in the team. Possibilities for business trips and travel.

Consoffice placed in a too small town, average salary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting, adventurous, stressful and sometimes frustrating.

Senior Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Gatwick, England

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery competitive salary.
If you love to learn and/or prove yourself, this is the perfect place. This is however, segment dependent.
Very diverse group of employees
Ability to work in different parts of the work

ConsSometimes,it's very difficult to maintain work/ life balance specially if your job is field-based.
The stresses in the job are enormous. You will age too early.
You’re not going to see your family often.
You are most likely going to lose touch with most of your friends.
Yes, you make a lot of money. But you are almost never in a position or location to spend it, which means the ‘release’ of seeing the fruit of your efforts blossom almost never happens.
 You are most likely going to be shunted off to a random location in the middle of nowhere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

ProsHigh salaries.
Multinational company
a lot of travel if interested.

ConsA lot of travel
poor work life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementField comes first then everything else. give the guys out there due credit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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