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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"If you're considering starting or adding to your family, Schlumberger only considers ONE parent the primary caregiver and will only allow that person to take time off. You can take up to 11 weeks of paid leave. The primary caregiver does not apply if your significant other is also taking any type of leave or is unemployed. Secondary parental leave is up to 40 hours of paid leave."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Schlumberger is not known for allowing employees to have a good or even reasonable work-life balance. If you have a family, you want to be there for the milestones, the recitals, the basketball games - Schlumberger is going to make it really hard to be able to do all that."
Anonymous Review Image
"Great on the paper, but unfortunately has now turn out to be more of a paper exercise than real actions, and we are still not getting new female talents accessing the top exec. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Center Manager, Manufacturing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"This work can be hard for women. Especially if they have kids/family."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Field Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This company is about self-empowerment. You need to take ownership of your career and not be afraid to ask for what you want. In general, I have found the company to be supportive of females and it definitely takes gender balance seriously."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager, Human Resources
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"a lot depends on the department/location - some areas of our industry operations are by their nature less flexible. In general, the company works hard to ensure fair practices in every location."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
20 Paid | 32 Unpaid
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There are great opportunities but the corporate strategy is lost right now"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Preference for technical people...even for non-technical roles and promotions. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"If you can come in with experience or want to start a family, then yes as their leave benefits are good."
Anonymous Review Image
"The company offers many interesting, demanding and rewarding jobs at the forefront of the industry, but still has some potential on work-life-balance for parents. I think we need to contribute to improve the company culture to be more female friendly - or the company will loose the best candidates"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
49 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"Please note: Length of maternity leave subject to local governmental regulations overruling company policies. Maternity leaves worked fine, but more challenging to return to work as not family friendly. I can easily work 50-60 hours per week with some flexibility on when I work (for instance early mornings or weekends). I can't work 4pm-6pm due to pick-up from child care and family dinner. This was respected by local management, but not by international management. "
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"The company offers many interesting, demanding and rewarding jobs at the forefront of the industry, but still has some potential on work-life-balance for parents"
Anonymous Review Image
"The benefits and materntiy leave benefits are really great. However, SLB is a giant, slow-moving corporate machine. Nothing happens quickly and everyone seems to be stuck doing things how they've always been done. In my department, great suggestions were regularly shot down, but it seemed like they liked to give you hope that it could work and it would just take months for them to finally (officially) shoot your idea down. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"There was just a level of drudgery. The work was always exactly the same and there was almost no such thing as moving up. There's was nowhere to move within my department, and my role in marketing communications didn't lend itself to accepting roles outside of the marketing department. "
Position or Department
Editor, Digital Marketing Services
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Company has introduced a global policy that aims at increasing gender diversity in its male-dominated workforce. Although not comparable to tech companies like Google, better maternity leave policy than most other engineering companies in the USA."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Schlumberger is a great company to start your career. They will train and challenge you. The company is also demanding in terms of hours and commitment. There is low job security due to the cyclicality of the Oilfield industry resulting in layoffs. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Schlumberger can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"I have worked for SLB for the last 13 years, straight out of Undergrad. It was a great first employer that helped me to grow and challenge myself. It is a company in a male dominated environment with cyclical crises in the Oilfield industry requiring major layoffs. The culture is demanding in terms of hours, with a requirement of mobility and international assignments to move upward. There is very little room for accepting mistakes and it is commonly said internally that you are only as good as your last successful assignment."
Anonymous Review Image
"It was a male oriented field"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Procurement Administrator, Procurement
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Not friendly if you have a family."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Very long hours. Not flexible."
Anonymous Review Image
"Great diversity of gender and race - it seems like people who are qualified and work hard will get promoted regardless of gender. However, there aren't as many senior managers who are women - still, considering the gap between men and women in graduating with engineering BAs and PhDs, SLB does a great job of getting women in the door."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've been the only woman working in a department or one of two for my entire career. As such, navigating maternity leave was somewhat difficult since there aren't many precedents. I wasn't given any issues with it, and was very much welcome back and gained responsibility afterwards. There are not many women in the upper echelons, though there is a drive to build more gender balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
21 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Very few women in key decision-making roles. I stayed long in the company to try and change that. Eventually, I had to leave because of the geography requirement of my SO."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"After working for 10 years, i found that work life balance in this company depends more on bosses than on the company policies. if you are lucky to have a good management, the company rocks! you need lot of networking to go ahead in career at schlumberger."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
11 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"only if it is office job or in research centers"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good company"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
IMTE, Manufacturing
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It's one of the best oil and gas company for a women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Technical Writer, Techcom
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I worked at this company for 13 years. Networking is very important to get ahead. It seems like you don't have time for this, but make sure you attend conferences, training, etc. in your domain. You are in charge of your career, and your training. If your career not going anywhere, then you need to take action. Maternity leave was great for me, but it seems like the HR managers and some line managers are not familiar with the policies. It is best for you to become an expert in the latest maternity leave policy, and request what is due to you even if the managers don't seem to know what is happening."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
23 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Schlumberger to other women?
"Depends on your manager, but s/he will change frequently."
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