Schlumberger
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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 1,240 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard

(412 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Meeting People from around the world"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Fixed step training program for technical people is excellent, if not slightly 'overdone'"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work/life balance from the lower grades up to 14"
    in 154 reviews
  • "Leads to culture with no work life balance when the opportunity exists"
    in 39 reviews
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Schlumberger the best service company to start

Wireline Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

Prosbeing professional company with global attitude, and growing team work, and teaching commitment and delivering the best performance, and very sophisticated management

Consthere is no work/life balance in almost all service companies in the world but in this case Schlumberger is worst of all, which makes almost not possible to be with your family and raise one

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a better monitoring in under developing countries like India

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

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good

Technician (Former Employee)
Vadodara

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for less than a year

Prosmnc company , pays good compare to others

Consnothing negative regarding the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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reservoir engineer

Reservoir Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsReservoir engineering is a branch of petroleum engineering that applies scientific principles to the drainage problems arising during the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs so as to obtain a high economic recovery. The working tools of the reservoir engineer are subsurface geology, applied mathematics, and the basic laws of physics and chemistry governing the behavior of liquid and vapor phases of crude oil, natural gas, and water in reservoir rock.

ConsSurveillance (or production) engineering, i.e. monitoring of existing fields and optimization of production and injection rates. Surveillance engineers typically use analytical and empirical techniques to perform their work, including decline curve analysis, material balance modeling, and inflow/outflow analysis.

Advice to Senior ManagementSurveillance (or production) engineering, i.e. monitoring of existing fields and optimization of production and injection rates. Surveillance engineers typically use analytical and empirical techniques to perform their work, including decline curve analysis, material balance modeling, and inflow/outflow analysis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than a year

ProsLatest technology, innovation, working with people with high IQ

ConsPromotion Policy Not Clear, compensation not clear

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more for office jobs, they are equally challenging

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

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Great Experience Working in Schlumberger "One Word to say Best classroom to learn"

Logistics (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGood training school. Work environment Good also with fun and rewarding. New Challenges to handle

ConsStress Management, Sometimes its looks like our life belongs to SLB (working during vacations, getting calls on holidays. No defined career path

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people who working under you. Career path system to be better.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Welcome To Hell

Field Specialist (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsIts been 3 years and its getting worse day by day In India Mumbai we are working like slave, treated like donkey, paid like prostitute, sometimes payment less due to unexplainable cuttings (adjusted by fsm)
And expect us to be Perfect.
but in the end you will earn some extra money than other pvt sectors. but still it feel so less because you know as well as you management knows you deserve much more. But due to sick management 20 engineers quit in less than 1 year.... it happens in SLB only

Construst me this column is too less to explain
Less money
no respect
no time
no life
no family time
its better to join merchant navy though you will stay offshore but it will be less than from here & at least you will earn more and will have some respect here they expect you stay offshore and when you come back report in office to opcheck pending tools late night
SLB is a good company but few locations are total mess due to management.

Advice to Senior ManagementFSM/LM need to be careful treating people in Mumbai, as they don’t have all those attributes with them. Since they don’t feel Schlumberger like their company, they just time pass here 2-3 years
Hoping to get transfer and saving their own ass.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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brilliant

Junior Field Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Schlumberger full-time for less than a year

Prosnice company, strong brand worldwide so its good to be here, go for it

Conswork hours are very high, you would be able to spend less time with your family, far locations

Advice to Senior Managementfaster promotions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good learning experience with excellent multicultural environment

Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune

I worked at Schlumberger full-time for more than 3 years

Prosmulticultural environment
good working culture
good emphasis on R&D
comparative compensation

Conslow quality work at some centers
Career progression not very structured.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding

Technical Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsEarly responsibility in your career, attractive package, great culture, fast career progression, multiple roles, sound research and development, outstanding knowledge sharing

ConsRemote locations, difficult work life balance, poor rotation are the only thing that is coming to my mind after four year of experience in Schlumberger

Advice to Senior Managementwork on an attractive rotation schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Different experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Schlumberger as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork hard and party harder

ConsMonotonous work, not so intellectually stimulating

Advice to Senior ManagementHire top MBA HR to coordinate better!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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