Schlumberger

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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 1,360 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(462 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up(in 30 reviews)

  • Work environment Good also with fun and rewarding(in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance tends to be dismal if you're too extroverted or have a nuclear family(in 193 reviews)

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

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    Junior Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat challenges and great aboard work experience
    Comprehensive training for fresh out
    Good compensation
    Mobility between different job functions

    ConsSacrifice on work life balance
    Far away from family and friends
    Difficult for spouse to follow and adapt to new locations

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

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    FS Wireline (Current Employee) Brisbane

    ProsHands on and technical learning

    Consno rotation, life balance, lack of employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Demanding job but rewarding experience

    Senior Field Engineer (Former Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    ProsTravelling,
    Meeting People from around the world
    Getting Oilfield experience and exposure

    ConsWork-Life Balance
    Being away from family and friends for large chunks of ones life

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

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    Unrealistic expectations if you work in materials or logistics. Good company to work in if you're in the right segment.

    Materials Coordinator (Former Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    Proscomprehensive insurance coverage
    good work environment
    great people
    emphasis on high level of safety

    Consheaps of work to do, you'll never be able to complete.
    unrealistic tasks and work load - depends on which segments you are in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave realistic goals and expectations.

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

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    Mix and pump very low to very high density slurries, in a Batch mixer or continuous mixing process.

    Service Engineer (Current Employee) Brisbane

    ProsSchlumberger is one of the largest oilfield company

    Consinvest in other areas of petroleum services

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    Be prepared for the sacrifice

    Field Engineer (Former Employee)

    Pros- Comprehensive training provided
    - Wage and benefits

    Cons- Horrendous work-life balance
    - Can get cliquey
    - Usually despised by clients

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good company one day...

    Various (Former Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    ProsTrully international. Gives many opportunities to get exposure to many aspects of E&P industry.

    ConsManagement is lacking vision on how to deal with petro-technical professionals. No or limited control over geographical assignments. Pay nowadays is not that great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking that there is no life beyond SLB.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun job with lots of travel

    Support Geologist (Current Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    ProsTravel - 2 time to KL
    Play with cool technology
    Meet lots of clients
    Great training
    good pay

    ConsLots of work and many time after hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive us more info about what is going on

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    Dont work for Sclumberger

    Field Engineer MWD, DD (Current Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    Prosgood tools, pay is ok if your sent to Iraq or Oman or similar hell hole.

    Consonly worth it if you are sent to a hell hole, even then the pay isnt Thattt good.

    When you leave your training their are NO other opportunities, NONE, you will most likely have to do a complete career change. Then the degree you had is close to useless since it will be around 4years since you did it, I personally found myself in this position, my grades were high through uni as well!

    dont be fooled
    you WILL be worked like a slave
    you WILL end up loosing most of your friends due to no contact.
    you WILL lose your girlfriend
    and you WILL lose the best parts of your youth in a job with no prospects earning what you could have been in a few years any way with a better more balanced job.

    Schlumberger pry on the young and greedy fresh from uni they will hang a golden caret in front of you.
    they get your youth, the best years of your life, and in return you get some money and a dead end career. Sorry Folks its the truth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement are good, god I pity the poor soles that have been trapped here their whole career, management pay isnt even that good, and the workload gets heavier than at the beginning of your career (yes that might seem impossible but true).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a tough place to work for

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    Pros- Good start up salary
    - Good Technology

    Cons- It's not what you know but who you know in the company to move up
    - Not very organised . Always short in tools and people
    - Good Technology but bad maintenance

    Advice to Senior Management- Recognize and appreciate the hard work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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