Reviews by Schlumberger graduate employees
- The training that Schlumberger offers is invaluable, both the formal training and practical exposure. The formal training at their teaching facilities and instructors are of a really high standard - far better than anything at university. You are taught by instructors who have been field engineers and know how to relate everything you're being taught. The rig exposure is invaluable too, you will not get this at an oil & gas operator. You also have the opportunity to work all across the world on heaps of different projects. If you would like to work overseas make sure to mention that!
- One of the best things about working with Schlumberger are the travel opportunities which include travelling to training centers around the world to be taught by experienced professionals in their field to prepare you for your job.
- Extensive training provided to all employees.
- The best things about working for Schlumberger is the training program and opportunities given to me as a graduate. I have been given the chance to move to the United States, as well as undertake training in Abu Dhabi. The training program itself is the best in the oil and gas industry and thoroughly prepared me for the job I have to undertake when I arrived back in America, and there will be numerous other opportunities to take up to further enhance my education in the company and work with experienced people on the job.
- The best thing about the company is how internationally diverse it is. The company has operations throughout the world and it will allow me to travel to many different locations and work with many different cultures/backgrounds.
- The hours and time away from home. It is a job that you either love or hate. Time spent in the field vs. office vs. days off differs across departments(segments). As an Australian it is more lucrative to work overseas for Schlumberger. However, if you work overseas the working conditions can vary and the working hours expectation.
- The role as a Schlumberger field engineer will require you to work long hours that include weekends and holidays.
- Being away from home so often and away from family and friends could be difficult for some people.
- Being in the company for only 3 months, I haven't encountered many problems yet. The potential pressure my role can have on work/life balance, sometimes you may be away for an extended period of time away from family and loved ones.
- 1. If relocated, being away from family and loved ones. 2. Long days if working offshore.