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"People in Schlumberger are so different, but all of them are enthusiastic and enjoy working in a team on a challenging task."
“I studied hydrology and water resource engineering in university. I was interested in the mechanism of nature and reproducing fluid dynamics by numerical modeling and simulation. I only heard of the organisation when I visited Boston for a research trip. I was amazed by the positive discussions from the researchers about their work. At the time, my image of a technology company and an oil company was a bit negative as they are usually male-dominated industries, but the conversations with these female researchers changed my image of working in the industry, I wanted to be like them and to work in this challenging environment. Since joining Schlumberger as a software engineer, I have been working on new Wireline telemetry development.”
“I was in a three-year training course when I joined the company. During this time I had several opportunities to visit other technology centres abroad and learn technology and management with other engineers from all over the world. I was able to make good friends in other centres, which has helped me to build a good network in the company. Also, as a trainee, you propose a project from outside your work responsibility and work on it for three months, presenting your findings to senior managers. I worked on the sonic data interpretation software I had been interested in, and I developed a new algorithm to improve the software. This experience gave me a great opportunity to learn a new product and technology outside my expertise.”
“The diverse environment at Schlumberger is invaluable for an engineer, as you’re working in a company doing business globally. Until graduation, I had only lived in my own country and I had never experienced working with people from other nationalities. I still remember when I wrote my first email in English to an engineer in France! I checked the sentences I wrote again and again. Also I asked my colleague to check if my email made sense or not. After many careful checks, I clicked the “Send” button and awaited the reply nervously. Now I am working in an engineering team consisting of engineers from four nationalities. There are sometimes challenges but I really enjoy working in this diverse team.”
“Be open! When I was job hunting, my primary target was a domestic oil exploration company. But through the interviews with Schlumberger, I was fascinated by the people in this company as well as the great career opportunities and environment. After working here for almost four years, I am sure I made the best decision when I think of how many things I have learnt and experienced here. People in Schlumberger are so different, but all of them are enthusiastic and enjoy working in a team on a challenging task. I believe that working with people who are such a positive influence on you will help you to build a good career.”