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Personally and professionally a bad experience
HSE/Coordinator /Coiled (Former Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC11 April 2017
Personally and professionally a bad experience. After 23 years of oilfield experience, I was laid off for the first time last spring. After that, the company decided to purchase another company worth 3+ billion dollars and now has now shut down my facility, permanently
Pros
Lots of training and availibilty to be mobile
Cons
poor managaement, no more experience employees, no clear direction
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uncertain stability but overall good job
Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL7 April 2017
With oil unstable as it is there is always uncertainty, but if you don't mind travel SLB will often find another country or Geomarket to accommodate you till work picks up again
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Pump and pressure for schlumberger
driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB6 April 2017
not easy to get in to work for Schlumberger but there is a lot of training at the beginning and they keep training to get you to the level of your courier with them. There two week long driver trainer course for class 1 has lot of resource that a lot of company don't teach.
Pros
good to start
Cons
not easy to get in
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Good place too aprentice with
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB5 April 2017
Great place too do an apprenticeship thru as they pay your way. Had management issue which I believe have since been fixed. still have friends that work there. Somewhat boring shop life thru scheduled maintenance programs which become dull and repetitive. Enjoyed the camp work which paid well.
Pros
Paid schooling, diverse equipment
Cons
boring mainanence programs
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fair pay, no job security
Parts Technician (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB22 March 2017
Good pay, good co-workers, fun atmosphere, not good job security because of the type of company that it is. Good training programs, sometimes had silly practices that no one followed.
Pros
Good pay, good training, fair benefits
Cons
job security
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career advancement booster
Chief Security officer (Former Employee) –  west and south africa22 March 2017
The big blue as its famously called is everybody's favorite pick when hiring. once you work here you are sure to get hired by everyone else. the training is over the top and job culture great. the only place i would trade to work here is NASA of Canadian space agency.
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great oilfied service company
Field Specialist - Stimulation Services (Former Employee) –  QA5 March 2017
busy in learning

learnt all oilfield knowledge

managed a team of 30 people

very friendly environment

working with different people at same time
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productive at work hours
Cementing Intern (Former Employee) –  Caire, QC22 February 2017
it's very useful for a undergraduate petroleum engineer like me to learn more about cementing and know the practical life of that hard career
At ras shukier base of SLB , i learned everything about Cementing
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Diverse culture, fun working place
Senior Production Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 February 2017
With a history and culture of science and innovation, Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of production, and processing technologies to the oil and gas industry.
Schlumberger attracts, retain and develop diverse talent. You will always be encouraged to grow and you will never stop learning.
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Old Boys Club with a very tight Clique
Technical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 February 2017
-worked like a dog, expected to help all the old boys out, but get little recognition in return
-seems to be an affinity for Russians in the workplace, they are untouchable
Pros
Good exposure to all parts of the business
Cons
If you dont click with the Old Boys Club Clique, you are a dirt lump
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typical oil field day
Equipment Operator/Pressure Pumping (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB27 January 2017
12-16 hrs per day. Doing various tasks
learned a lot from Schlumberger, got my class one and air brakes
learned to run a FRAC. Became and EO1
Satisfied with Management
Diverse Culture
Being away from home for long periods of time was hard
Learning new things and travelling to new places was enjoyable
Pros
Good pay and advancement opportunities
Cons
Being away from home long periods at time and seeing my family only 4 days per months
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best place to work for
General Operator (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB24 January 2017
It id one of the best companies to work for in the oil patch. had learnt a lot from it in safety, health and environment. very well organized management. work culture is hectic but yet adoptable. I enjoyed working at schlumberger because I get to see new places
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Operator - Coil tubing supervisor Nitrogen Operator
Tiempo (Current Employee) –  VE22 January 2017
"Experience with Coil tubing
Pumping of Nitrogen
Crane Operator
Forklift Operator
Well Control
H2S Certified
StuckPipe Certificate
Certificate for Work Permit
Others"
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Amazing experience
Wireline Operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 December 2016
At this company which was only a contract job, I learned a lot about oil fields. My duties were to assemble heads that would be connected to rest of our piping that was connected to our truck spool, get them ready for jobs and then get geological data for clients. Other duties were electrical work, truck driver, daily inspections of company vehicles.
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world class training and technology
Wire-line operator (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB20 December 2016
Warm up to work. Preform Pre/ post trip. Idw/ journey management. check in. calibrate and service down hold tools. work with engineers to ensure the highest quality of data.

regular infield management safety checks.

Heavy down hole tools and radioactive material. cold environment. slippery environments on and off rigs

Introduction too DOT and hours of service driver training. HVT (heavy vehicle training) SLB Canada
Pros
hotels camp. lots of manpower
Cons
Strict safety and driving standers
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A great oil service company for newbie to start with
Senior Geoscience Consultant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 December 2016
Every business day was busy with customer interaction, filed/office jobloads, a little bit more paperwork, but that's the way SLB maintain the highest service quality. A typical service company! I would rate 9 out of 10 scale.
Pros
Great training systems, a lot of chance for relocation
Cons
No Job security, very sensitive to the oil price.
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They forgot their core values
Geology (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen19 December 2016
During the downturn, Schlumberger forgot their core values of People, Technology, Profits and merely focused on the latter. The people that gave them their success were treated with a contemptuous disdain and disrespect. People became disposable without adequate communication, consideration or empathy. Their conduct was disgusting.

Those that remain are not hanging around when the upturn comes, and this will mean we bounce back and forth between high cost and cost reduction. The oilfield has made their situation far worse than it was before.
Pros
Varied
Cons
The workers dont matter
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Good people to work with.
Shop Hand (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB17 December 2016
Schlumberger was a great company to work for. There was always something to do in the shop or around the yard. The most enjoyable part of working there was the people.
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Staff were top notch
Field Manager (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB15 December 2016
In my 15 years working in the oil patch. I learned many great skills I can use today. I had ultimate highs on the job to lows. It is the nature of the business. The one thing that always stood out, was how fellow co workers would always go the extra mile to help people out when something had to be accomplished. Excellent work environment for sure.
Pros
Schedule Flexability
Cons
Your Time Comitment
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productive and challenging workplace
ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Egypt9 December 2016
a typical workday extends for an average of 12 hours, however it is a huge opportunity for learning and growing within the company. The interesting part about the job is that the daily duties are remarkably extended beyond the formal job description. The diversity of assigned tasks challenges your capabilities and pushes you even further than your presumed limits.
Pros
Learning curve
Cons
extended hours
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