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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2017
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Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 82 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 192 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging as you will have to devote loads of time to work if you want to succeed in the company (in 522 reviews)

  • Excessive workload, no work life balance (in 133 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Stock options/profit sharing
    Lots of overtime and rotation work
    Opportunity to work from home
    Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Work can get pretty stressful. Office environment not always the friendliest. Tough environment sometimes . Everyone there to make money


  2. "Good for young people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package, training for fresh outs, responsibility given to employees, job challenge, opportunity to work in different countries

    Cons

    You are in line to go during downturn upon reaching 55.

    Advice to Management

    Think hard about how to maintain personnel during downturn. The company values of People, Technology, Profit no longer seem to apply.


  3. "Geomarket Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Package, Benefits, Number of vacation days, global medical coverage for employee and dependants

    Cons

    extreme pressure, employee is just a number, lack of appreciation, unnecessary additional reports

    Advice to Management

    look after employees more, look into reducing redundancy in business systems


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  5. "Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Manager, Engineering Team Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good salary
    Good bonus and stock program

    Cons

    Hire and fire specially in downturn

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees is a key. Schlumberger’s CEO, Paal Kibsgaard has lost his way and will drive the company down with his cost cuttting initiatives and moving everything to China.

    Company has lost focus on Quality in order to meet the low cost objectives


  6. "Good employees, poor top management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Good HSE culture.

    Cons

    Top down management. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    Make valuing people more than just a lip service value.


  7. "Schlumberger Wireline"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    -Great learning experience
    -Meeting exceptional professionals
    -Remuneration

    Cons

    -Extreme work conditions
    -Long hours
    -Stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    -Keep hiring the best


  8. "Training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    SLB provides all kinds of training, from software design to driving safety...

    Cons

    Current "transformation" is hard not easy for the organization

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees who focus on making their product excellent.


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    healthy and systemized enviorment, the best

    Cons

    The best company i have ever worked for

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You get trained on the latest updates in the industry

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay you're being offered


  11. "Technical Sales Support Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Support Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Support Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects to work on

    Cons

    Extensive working hours, can affect family life

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with employees in a personal level


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