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Engineer Manager

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Schlumberger

Pros

Very good training program; a lot opportunties to move around the world and between different business units

Cons

do not have negative comments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

personally engage with employees in their development and growth plan

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Egyptian Slave Labor

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    • 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
  2.  

    good start but don't get brain washed by them

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cementing Engineer  in  Szeged, Szeged (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Cementing Engineer in Szeged, Szeged (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    training, meeting new people, seeing new and different locations

    Cons

    not enough equipment to do your job, lower management without a backbone due to the intervention of upper management, too much internal birocracy, promotion not done always based on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your promises and obey the internal "law", stop cutting cost on the field area, cut it in the office personell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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