Schlumberger Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,400 Reviews

3.7
1,400 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    your talent is rewarded

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for 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
  2.  

    The experience has been overall positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    neutra

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good work life balance, trainings worth

    Cons

    Compensation can be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Btter compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    BIG money and that's it

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

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

    Pros

    BIG bucks
    AMAZING, high end training schools where you get to learn a lot meet a lot of fun people. And, make great friends
    Personal growth in terms of crisis management, ownership and responsibility (even for things you are not responsible for, oh yeah!).
    Can get admitted to good B-schools

    Cons

    No major addition to your profile, provided you want to move out of Oil & Gas sector
    Very few exit options
    Monkey job
    No work life balance, barely any social life other than the SLB social gatherings
    HIGH level of unpredictability in life, you never know where you are gonna be the next moment. Be it your sibling's marriage or maybe your own!
    Blame game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change has to happen at some point. Just because you had had a hard time when you were at the same phase, doesn't mean you have to give a hard time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Schlumberger the best service company to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    there 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take a better monitoring in under developing countries like India

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Vadodara
    Former Employee - Technician in Vadodara

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

    Pros

    mnc company , pays good compare to others

    Cons

    nothing negative regarding the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    reservoir engineer

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Reservoir 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.

    Cons

    Surveillance (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 ManagementAdvice

    Surveillance (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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Latest technology, innovation, working with people with high IQ

    Cons

    Promotion Policy Not Clear, compensation not clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more for office jobs, they are equally challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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