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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
1,614 Reviews
3.6
1,614 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good training as you will attend at least one school per year (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 210 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.  

    Schlumberger is the top company in the world there trainings are worl best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Es Specialist in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Es Specialist in Mumbai

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training , Exposure , Learning

    Cons

    Less Salary is the major cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary should be more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work but there should be internal employees surveys for improvements

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Leader in Dibrugarh
    Current Employee - Warehouse Leader in Dibrugarh

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

    Pros

    You get promoted from within the company if you are hard working and if you get noticed by someone.

    Cons

    The company is too much dependent on direct managers and hence grievance redressal mechanisms sometimes fail and good employees leave and bad managers stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work but there should be internal employees surveys for improvements

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Diverse career opportunities and excellent training programmes.

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

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

    Pros

    Leader in technology and excellent training schools for better learning opportunity.
    Good employee treatment.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Employee strength is high due to which opportunity to advance into higher management doesnt occur very often.
    Delay in Transfers (internally/externally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee recognition and rewards would help in keeping employees motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. lots to learn. room to grow.

    Cons

    nothing in paticular. a little hectic but then all companies are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    If you are made for it, nothing like it

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

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits, Career Progression, Global Career

    Cons

    Mobility can be a bit troublesome for those who do not like it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    your talent is rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    excellent training programme for newly hired employee.

    Cons

    work life balance is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on work-life balance of employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Physical Work

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

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

    Pros

    High Salary
    Good travelling opportunity
    Cultural diversity at workplace
    Money
    Money
    Money

    Cons

    No job satisfaction
    Only physical labour
    Bad HR policies
    No Overtime benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reform HR practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The experience has been overall positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration package, good international exposure, multi cultural teams, travel opportunities, growth and responsibility, steep learning curve, oil and gas industry

    Cons

    there are some challenges as is with most jobs, stress can be considerably high at times, especially with field job offshore. Another aspect to consider is work life balance which is not always great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management would be to increase transparency with policies.
    Also employee appreciation can be improved, which would decrease attrition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company. Great work culture

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

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

    Pros

    - ideas are accepted
    - flexiblility
    - growth opportunites
    - international assignments
    - international trainings
    - focus on employee development

    Cons

    - Meritocratic organisation: have to be your best constantly
    - Work life balance may be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    neutra

    • 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

    good salary, lifestyle, different work culture, travelling, good leadership

    Cons

    place of work
    social cut out
    working culture
    hectic schedule
    language

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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