Equipment Operator 3 (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 19 June 2017
As a big company Schlumberger has many benefits but also a few drawbacks. The movement of its managers in theory is good but in practicality can cause upheaval and chaos. In the time of working there employees were treated well and enjoyed their jobs, however that had not always been the case. Just part of being a number in the big machine
A very safe place to work for due to its safety culture
Field Specialist - Reservoir Evaluation Wireline (Former Employee) – Brooks, AB, Alberta and SK – 4 November 2016
If you are starting a career in the oil and gas industry this is the perfect place to work for. You learn new things everyday in the oilfield. This company spends more money than any other company with regards to training. They send us around the world in there SLB Engineer/Specialist Schools and is the best perk you get. Applications of new technology is the main plus with SLB. You will work with technologies 5 to 10 yrs ahead of the next competitor.
My working period in schlumberger is very useful to me to add alot of skills to me
Base manager (Current Employee) – Egypt – 4 November 2016
- I learned a lot from my working like QHSE , operation skills and management skills and also added to my company - coordinating meetings and courses to other employees - there are initiatives co-workers
This was a challenging occupation, with many days away from home. Physically demanding, with exposure to harsh weather elements.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 14 October 2016
A typical day at the office started with a pre-trip/maintenance check of my equipment. Then mobilization of a convoy of frac equipment to the next location where after rigging in all the frac equipment and pump lines we would have a pre job safety meeting. The work was always dealing with high pressures, flammable substances and harsh chemicals. A highly dangerous occupation.
I learned to work safe, operate many types of equipment and acquired my Class 1 drivers licence through the Schlumberger driving school located at Didsbury, Alberta. This was a very valuable experience that I will always carry forward with me in my driving skills.
Management was authoritative and strict (for good reason). But fair and non-judgmental.
My co-workers where hard working, hard playing, fearless individuals with a sense of adventure and daring.
The hardest part of the job was being away from home for long periods of time.
The most enjoyable was sharing the days events with my crew after work with cold beverage. And pay day!
Professional driver training of large rigs, I became proficient at operating many types of heavy equipment.
Long periods away from home. Heavy work in harsh weather conditions.
Very nice office environment pre-recession, not so good during or post
Production & Drilling Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 September 2016
- Typical day at work, would include daily morning meetings to assess support calls. - co-workers are really friendly, there is a really nice environment at the office. - unfortunately I myself experienced bad management due to changes in my direct supervisors and left stranded. - before the downturn the office environment was very enjoyable, with lot of incentives for employees. - During and post recession the office environment was very pessimistic.
as long as you tell your manager how wonderful and great they are...you're good. Once you decide not to go drinking with them or not to always agree you're done and you loose your job. Typical oilfield....everybody is the smartest but at the end they're all talentless nobodies with big financed trucks....I'm happy I'm out...!!!
Various positions as per resume (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 September 2016
- Challenging work - Individual responsibility - Yearly work assessment and review - Accountability - Financial budgets & targets set well ahead of the year - Very good Leadership & motivation - Excellent Managerial skills - Management information systems - Team work and job excellence - Job Training & skills
Quick promotions, work recognition and salary increases.
Travelling with family around the world, education for children being effected
Geophysical Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 September 2016
I was told " You think too much". And " That's how we've always done it". Upper management had wonderful and logical ideas and goals but middle management were always just covering their bottom lines, and not in the most efficient and fair manner. I really don't understand how anything gets done.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 23 August 2016
Schlumberger is a great place to work. They really strive to create a balanced work home life. There is plenty of room for advancement as I have seen over my career. The training is endless due to the significant importance focused on safety.
Field Service Manager in Charge (Former Employee) – Venezuela – 20 August 2016
SLB is an awesome company to start your professional career, they offer you awesome training and development of your skills, you can follow a career path clear and straight forward. I adquired great skills working with them and was a blessing in my life.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 29 July 2016
I work evening shift, I learned a lot from my area. I became team leader. My co- workers are hardworking and easy to get along. The hardest part of the the when the machines breaks down. the most enjoying of the job when everybody are working hard together .
Engineer-in-training (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 14 July 2016
lots of training, quality training, focuses creating a work life balance. Only place i have seen that encourages dating internally...weird, not a fan of the idea..but probably a strong business plan, if you have a married couple working there, the company only has to pay for one relocation. if you don't fit in their idea of a perfect box, you will find yourself unemployed.
store keeper (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 July 2016
in this company you are just a number, you might work your hardest for 6 months and they will let you go because they can find cheaper labor around the world, no union to support any employees, and one of the top companies to cut down jobs in alberta so the CEO can still make his billion of dollar of bonus
no training, no job bonuses, not alot of travel allowance, no gurantee of a job
Fluid Engineer (Former Employee) – venezuela – 30 June 2016
A typical day of work is very hard but with amazing satisfaction Im learned technology in fluids and estimulation, I-committed. In the area of management the are superior. Good co-workers and excellent ambient. The hardest part of this job is to give at client the best service with total responsibility. The enjoyable part of the job is to have stunning experience with different cultures.