Pros: good remuneration, excellent health packages, expat much better than home country in most countries, company sponsor visas.
Cons: stress and more stress, but it can be managed. is a services company, you have to be ready 24/7.
Everyone involved in the oil and gas industry has an idea how tough is to work for Schlumberger (SLB), that's why SLB only hires (mostly) top notch people from the best universities in each country. All the people who is or were working for SLB is widely recognized, and the company itself is regarded as an excellent school (personal and academically) – more... for those entering the oil and gas industry since you have responsibilities as soon as you join the team. The stress levels are sky high, but that feeling of had done a good job cannot be compared. There is a slogan very well known in the industry, work hard, play harder, and this applies perfectly to SLB lifestyle, especially when your colleagues are form around the world. If I had the chance to go back and apply to this company again, certainly I would do. I would never change my experience here for anything else. – less