Schlumberger Reviews

Updated 28 October, 2014
Updated 28 October, 2014
1,460 Reviews
3.6
1,460 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 32 reviews)

  • This company has a best Training program for its employees, Good HSE program and other Benefits (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 207 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenges abundant!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    You'll never get bored. Great training

    Cons

    It is a demanding work environment

  2.  

    Overall good company with a couple of cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, access to education, flexible schedule, large amount of vacation time

    Cons

    long hours, no room for advancement, little to no financial compensation even when doing the work of multiple positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone with a degree is a good manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Field Engineer - Tough Physical Working Conditions, Good Potential in Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large career potential within the company if one survives the 3-4 year training period.

    Cons

    Physically challenging, work in remote environments far from civilization (800km+) (if you work for SLB Canada). Skills learnt on the job are very company & job specific and not transferable at all to other industries, companies or even within the same company. Pay is rather low for the adverse working conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good development yet bad tradition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Field Engineer in Red Deer, AB
    Current Employee - Junior Field Engineer in Red Deer, AB

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the training is excellent, fixed step programs, the company really helps u to understand the operation

    Cons

    schedule, rotation, the first 6 months witihn the company will be the hardest one

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Schlumberger - potentially a great place to work (if you want it to be)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in St. John's, NL
    Current Employee - Employee in St. John's, NL

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

    Pros

    - the company offers excellent training and opportunities
    - there are very few companies that offer the life experience you will get with Schlumberger

    Cons

    work - life balance is poor and opportunities can be quite random (just being in the right place at the right time).
    Benefits seem to be deteriorating over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are still (supposed to be) our most valuable asset ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Field Eng.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Good formation, good people, and great organisation

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  8.  

    Very professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely less on educational background and more on work experience when hiring and promoting at the field level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    to many lies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eo II in Grande Prairie, AB
    Current Employee - Eo II in Grande Prairie, AB

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be lean on the process side of things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Brooks, AB
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Brooks, AB

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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