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Good place to work for

Current Employee - Production Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

Pros

Career Growth is excellent. Very good for new hires

Cons

Work -life balance is relatively poor. But this improves as you grow

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Positive Outlook

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    Egyptian Slave Labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Interesting Work - Loved the job
    Excellent trining program

    Cons

    Loved the work I was doing; but a miserable job experience. The corporate culture mimics the Egyptian slave labor system used for building the pyramids- work you till you drop, unhook your body, and hook up a fresh worker. Poor life balance- their corporate literature is great, but the reality does not resemble the ideals Schlumberger has on paper. Overwhelming work load, with no overtime allowed, forces you to "work off the books" with unbilled overtime. Many employees are no longer acruing vacation time, because they are maxed out, yet the work load won't permit time off. Great health benefits, but if you want to keep up with the workload, no time for doctor's appointments. Their literature repeatedly stresses the importance of health and life balance, but it's just not possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the corporate values espoused in your handbooks a reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intense

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Stavanger (Norway)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)

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

    Pros

    Exposure Responibilities Traveling Benefits Peers

    Cons

    Relocations Workload Impossibility to make plans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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