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Engineer Manager

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Schlumberger

Pros

Very good training program; a lot opportunties to move around the world and between different business units

Cons

do not have negative comments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

personally engage with employees in their development and growth plan

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    Egyptian Slave Labor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Work - Loved the job
    Excellent trining program

    Cons

    Loved the work I was doing; but a miserable job experience. The corporate culture mimics the Egyptian slave labor system used for building the pyramids- work you till you drop, unhook your body, and hook up a fresh worker. Poor life balance- their corporate literature is great, but the reality does not resemble the ideals Schlumberger has on paper. Overwhelming work load, with no overtime allowed, forces you to "work off the books" with unbilled overtime. Many employees are no longer acruing vacation time, because they are maxed out, yet the work load won't permit time off. Great health benefits, but if you want to keep up with the workload, no time for doctor's appointments. Their literature repeatedly stresses the importance of health and life balance, but it's just not possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the corporate values espoused in your handbooks a reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work experience, days off are far and few between

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coiled Tubing Field Engineer II in Horseheads, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Coiled Tubing Field Engineer II in Horseheads, NY (US)

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best training in the oilfield service industry. Will train you to be the very best in a particular service and give you a very good understanding of all the workings of the upstream side of the oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    There is not much of a work life balance. The culture of the company expects you to place work above all else. The average work week for a field engineer is around 80 hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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