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Former Field Engineer Trainee

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Schlumberger full-time

Pros

It is a great place to work in if you like the oil industry. They had a really friendly employees and people are willing to help.

Cons

You have to be able to handle being a field engineer. If you are okay with living in hotels (most of the time), and your life being the field (people and work) then this is the place for you or else.....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give the option to some potential hires of being in the field/facility for a week or so before starting work to see if they like it.

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  1.  

    Excellent training experience-long term outlook less rosy

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    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'. Steep learning curve which can be hard-going at times but worthwhile in the long run.
    Opportunities and responsibilities for graduates and 'freshouts' provides a lot of scope for experience and exposure in various parts of industry.
    Respected company-looks good on CV.
    'Potential' to get global experience, trasnfers to exotic places with competative international packages and moving between segments & functions is possible.

    Cons

    High management movement & turnover is policy-and not all management are to the same standard. Bit of a lottery which can impact the workforce dramatically.
    Although a technical career progression 'roadmap' is in place, in reality once the fixed step training is completed, individuals do not get enough time to focus on personal development. Revenue comes first.
    Recent 'crew change' within industry has impacted motivation and retention, being met with lots of words but little action.
    Renumeration still lagging behind operators for local staff. 'Paper' reasons to stay are not realised.
    A culture of 'I came here for the training'-many don't see a career in the company beyond G11/GFE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your managers are cut out for the job. Not just on paper. Culture, management style, language/communication-PEOPLE SKILLS seemed to fall by the wayside in preference of a manager who had better revenue results.
    Value your experienced people. REALLY value them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Money but...

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    Former Employee - Drilling Services Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Drilling Services Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    International exposure
    Excellent salary (as an international employee, not national)
    Fix step program for your career
    Excellent training, possibility to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Rotational work schedule, sometimes you can find yourself working for more than 60 day without off, not easy to take your days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balances is the key, if you manage to have a good balances, the rest is easy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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