Management was removed from operators and operators would let power go to their head creating tension. Engineers 20 something year olds in charge of millions worth of equipment and scheduling. Some were too interested in being young and party too much, lack of personal hygiene. In the end the yard got shut down due to poor customer support and loss of customer base.
A typical workday would be to clock in and get the pass down from the day shift team members. Depending on what they were assigned to do that day, i would take over for them to continue the sufficient work load we had.
Was given the challenge of creating a pilot program of self directed work teams
Manager of Training and Development (Former Employee) – Sugar Land, TX – May 14, 2018
Was Manager of Training in a division of a multi-national corporation. We created a training center and self directed work teams in manufacturing. It was to be replicated globally. The company instead outsourced manufacturing and eliminated my position
Schlumberger is the company to work for if one is interested in honing his/her engineering skills and working on challenging engineering projects. As a design engineer you will be given lots of responsibility and will learn a lot interacting with various domain experts.
Working in the field is very demanding, in addition to that work/life balance is unfair to some extent. At least, you want to get something back while giving up most of your life for that company. However, it is not a place where it happens. People are very clever here, it is a lot of fun to work back-to-back with such specialists, having the same rotation schedule.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Henderson, CO – May 10, 2018
While working in the office I was very happy. Others who worked out in the field complained about the work life balance and the industry its self is extremely competitive. The managers were best of friends or stressed out.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Rosharon, TX – May 10, 2018
The only problem I have is with management they give the managers too much power so they are able to do whatever they want. When something happens the employees with no power are not able to defend themselves because the managers do what they want.
-12hr shifts of covering all logistical aspects of oilfield operations -Provided a broad understanding of oilfield logistics -Management centers focus on operations but still caters to employees -The culture at SLB is a team based atmosphere -The hardest aspect is the high paced high stress environment along with shift work scheduling - The best part is the relationships built with teammates and the feeling of a family
Buyer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 8, 2018
The culture was driven by the current managers, and that changed frequently. No AWS but work from home. Great EHS programs. Many opportunities for learning through company provided classes on campus. Focus on management, not leadership. Engineers great, smart and funny.