Schlumberger
3.6 of 5 1,238 reviews
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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.6 1,238 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(411 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "networking with all your colleagues of yr department around the world"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'"
    in 55 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little work life balance, very aggressive business model"
    in 160 reviews
  • "Leads to culture with no work life balance when the opportunity exists"
    in 37 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

ProsGood formation, good people, and great organisation

ConsThe life style. You have to be a hard worker.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very professional.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsIndustry leader. Research and developement of new technologies is excellent.

ConsTend to try to control all aspects of the employee's life.

Advice to Senior ManagementRely less on educational background and more on work experience when hiring and promoting at the field level.

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

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Overall very rewarding

Account Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat training and development programs, true multi-national culture. Sky is truly the limit

ConsProcess fat! Too much time is spent on following process or working for the system instead of making the system work for us.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe lean on the process side of things

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

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to many lies

Eo II (Current Employee)
Grande Prairie, AB

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

Prosvery safe company there is a test for everything!!!!!

Cons9 out of 10 employees don t last a year at this place. that should tell them they are doing something wrong

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Structured and intense, intolerant of outside influence, great training ground.

Field Service Manager (Former Employee)
Brooks, AB

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent, world class training. Great safety culture. New technology is critical to success. World renowned organization. World wide operations. Lots of opportunity.

ConsYou LIVE the Schlumberger CULTure or you don't last. A lot of hours required when on salary. Expect to be relocated every 1.5 - 2.5 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour employee base is important. I know your values are PEOPLE, PROFIT, TECHNOLOGY in that order...so make sure you demonstrate your values in that order. Don't ignore the employees without an engineering degree, there are some incredibly talented people in your midst.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have worked for MI-SWACO for over than 10 years .

Drilling Fluids Specialist (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsI enjoy my job very much so I prefer to continue my work for the same Company.

Consmaybe her system of rotation.

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Project engineer with Schlumberger

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schlumberger

ProsGood benefit. Great career and compensation opportunities for mobile employees

ConsLower salary compared to oil and gas companies.

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

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Good company to work for

Laboratory Technician (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood training and safety practices, good benefits

ConsStressfull work conditions, disappointing pay rate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, would not work for again.

HSE Specialist (Current Employee)
Red Deer, AB

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

ProsGreat company when it comes to room for growth and advancement.

ConsSuch a big company that there is really no accountability within departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that they are real people you have working for you. People with feelings and emotions and experiences, and everyone is so different. More than just a GIN!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I would not suggest this company for anything more then experience

Frac Sup (Former Employee)
Red Deer, AB

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

ProsThe people you work side by side with
The pay - they are they highest of the Frac bonus in Canada

ConsManagement in Calgary and Support staff in Calgary are only out for themselves. Its hard to work at a place when everyone's personal interests is the focus.

One big con is that its almost impossible to get fired from here once you have met your 3 month probation period, they are so heavy in policy and scared of litigation they will keep poor or even dangerous employees on the job employeed

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house - the management in Canada is recycled and have only month ends and their personal career in mind

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