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Updated 22 February, 2018
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Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard
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Pros
  • Compensation & Benefits, Work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Oilfield jobs generally come with a Good pay (in 201 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance is very poor for some locations (in 549 reviews)

  • no inspiration in the lab setting everything was based on work completed and no work life balance (in 139 reviews)

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

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    • 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


  2. "Great company to start career with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great training to start your career with

    Cons

    -Stressful lifestyles at times,
    -Below average compensation

    Advice to Management

    -Get more involved with geographical area


  3. "Schlum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time

    Pros

    Safety first is the watch word everytime.

    Cons

    too much management pressure to perform.


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • 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


  6. "Good for young people"

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    • 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.


  7. "Geomarket Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  8. "Good employees, poor top management"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. "Training"

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    • 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.


  11. "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


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