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Schlumberger Internship interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Internship role at Schlumberger in Sep, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
They gave abstract topic to discuss. (Example: white board, spiral, random shapes)
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell about your project
  • Question 2: Tell about your por
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Schlumberger Internship position interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Internship position role at Schlumberger in Sep, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
It was done on the basis of extra curricular activities and PORs
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?
  • Question 2: Tell me one thing that's not on your resume.
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Schlumberger Software engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Schlumberger in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Interview Experience
There were totally 8 sections to the test. But they could be broadly put under 4 categories. Firstly all questions were compulsory to attempt and there was no negative marking. Aptitude: Basic quantitative math questions were asked. There was one simple programming question where one could code in C/Java in your local IDE and upload the code file. It was a DO or DIE question, either you get the question and proceed to the next questions of the test or the test gets stopped if the code is not successfully compiled within 5 attempts. This programming question, as was told was an important criteria to filter out candidates for the next round. There was a descriptive question asking about a recent team project done.
Interview Tips
Achievements in sports and other extra curricular activities are valued. Mention them in the resume, if applicable.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
In this round, they look for the candidate's experience in coding in whatever language mentioned in the resume - I was asked to write some simple codes in c. I was also asked to explain some projects from the resume.
Interview Tips
basic knowledge of data structures, resume preparation
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Experience
In this round, the questions were mostly based on the resume and the projects done. Also, HR questions like What do you know about Schlumberger, How do you perform in a team, What makes you unique from the other candidates etc. were asked. They also ask if you have any questions from your side - Better to ask questions if you have one or if you can't think upon any specific question, ask them a doubt from whatever they have said(usually they say a lot about their company and principles before they ask you for questions)
Interview Tips
Prepare for a HR interview separately, resume preparation
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Schlumberger Junior field engineer internship interview

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Kalyan PerisettyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
In all honesty, I was slightly shocked, when I found out I was shortlisted. Most of the companies that came before this looked for people with high CG. I feel that they look for a well rounded resume. If you have good PoR's, play sports and have other extra curricular activities, you can expect a shortlist even if you have have a low CG. Also it helps if you have an industrial internship in your post 2nd year summer.
Interview Tips
The importance of making an aesthetically pleasing resume cannot be stressed enough. Don't forget to highlight sports, dance and martial arts. Pitch your PoR's and extra curricular achievements well. Prepare your resume well in advance. Get it reviewed from as many seniors as you can. Try to make a unique resume for schlumberger.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduce Yourself
  • Question 2: Why Schlumberger ?
  • Question 3: Could you tell me more about your PoR's?
  • Question 4: What are your career goals?
Interview Experience
They conducted interviews via video conferencing. There was only one panelist. The interview was very short and resume based. They shortlisted 15 people. Everyone's interview was very similar. I was easily able to direct the conversation in whichever direction I wanted to. I spoke about my PoR's, internship, sports, literary activities, everything other than academics. I had a clear idea about why I wanted the internship. The panelist seemed to like my answer. He specifically asked me about what a Hostel Literary Secretary does. We briefly spoke about what I wanted to do in my life. Overall the interview was a breeze.
Interview Tips
Be confident. If you are communication skills are good, the interview should be a piece of cake. Overall the final selection matters mostly on your resume. People who are good at sports have an advantage.That being said my sports section was just above average, so that is not the only thing that matters.
My suggestion would be to play some sport, an inter IIT medal always helps. Apart from that make a good resume, be thoroughly prepared to answer all questions based on your resume. Also have a clear idea about what an inter
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Schlumberger Junior field engineer interview

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Rathna KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Tips
Project that you are an all-rounder
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
30 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Abstract topics like Utility vs aesthetics, North Vs South
Interview Tips
Talk and Talk sense
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself, why Schlum?, why are you a best fit?, why field engineer?, what do you know abt oil extraction and the sector?
Interview Tips
Be thorough with who you are and what you want to do in life
Round 4

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Drilled from every technical point in the resume without any gap, simultaneously had to solve a puzzle; some HR questions about what is the best thing about working in oil sector and bad things
Interview Tips
It is a stress round and once you identify this please do not get stressed
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Schlumberger OIL And GAS internship interview

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Arjun KFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for OIL And GAS role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Good
Interview Tips
emphasise points on your resume , so you can basically tell them who you are before the interview.
If you have a sports background, it helps a lot.
Not a must though.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why do you want to work for schlumberger?
  • Question 2: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 3: What do you think is the role of a schlumberger engineer
  • Question 4: Music seems to be your passion, How will you manage it with the job.
  • Question 5: questions to interviewer
Interview Experience
Good
Interview Tips
Find places to push all the different things you have done in a manner relevant to them.
Interview was 15-20 minutes so it is tricky to push everything in esp. if you have diverse things on your resume like I did.
At any point of time show that you will be passionate about the job and when you ask him questions let him know you are interested in the scope and your future in the company
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Manage A Difficult Situation
  • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
  • Confidence
  • 1)communication
Funny Moments
I play the electric guitar.<br />
He asked me my favourite song/guitarist to cover.<br />
Turns out w
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Schlumberger Software engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Schlumberger in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
HR Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Experience
HR was really friendly and discussed resume in detail.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Had more discussion on technical terms on resume.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Asked questions on Programming and questions related to course work mentioned in the resume. The interview was completely candidate driven.
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Schlumberger Software engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Schlumberger in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
HR Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Experience
HR was really friendly and asked about projects in the resume.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interviewer asked questions related to programming and algorithms.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interviewer asked all technical details inside the resume. This round was more technical. More emphasis was on problem solving skills.
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Schlumberger Field engineer, wireline interview

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Nitish AgarwalExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Company website for Field engineer, wireline role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
On campus, I was selected for Wipro Technologies. Not very satisfied with the work at Wipro, I applied off campus to Schlumberger on their career website. The website contains videos and letters from current Field Engineer explaining the work and their life style. During the year 2013, Schlumberger had secured a mega contract in India and were recruiting heavily. It was one of a kind opportunity, as Schlumberger never recruits off campus. The resume was uploaded on their career website, with many other details that companies generally ask like, about education, prior work experience, hometown, languages known and hobbies. After a wait of around 2 months, I finally recieved a mail from the company HR inviting me to the interview process in Mumbai.
Interview Tips
For graduates with very little or no experience, a 1 page resume should be good enough. SLB looks at everything. They want the recruits for position of field engineer to be all rounders in different fields. A candidate with decent academic record and proven ability of managerial/ leadership skills has a good shot at getting through the resume selection process.
In short (not mandatory)
- CGPA > 7
- Positions of Responsibilities
- Extracurriculars - Can include anything dance, sports, music, mimicry, art, etc.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Describe the word "Platform"
Interview Experience
There were more than 200 people interviewing the same day. Ofcourse, the first round would be Group Discussion followed by Personal Interview. The India HR head gave a presentation about Schlumberger, explaining the work it does, the regions it operates in and also provided an overview of the typical field engineer profile. Following this, we were divided into groups of 10.
Interview Tips
Mostly Schlumberger gives very abstract topics to candidates for the group discussion. Most of these abstract topics are rather equipment or places or things that are work related in SLB. Platform for example, is a place where the oil drilling and productions happens. The topic however and what you say is not very important. During the entire group discussion, try to be productive as a team. Bring creative and new ideas to the table, and extend or elaborate on what other says. They also look for people who take on the role of leadership during the group discussion. Classic GD fundaes apply.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: What was your final year project?
  • Question 3: What kinds of books do you read?
  • Question 4: What do you know abt SLB?
  • Question 5: What do you know about the lifestyle of field engineer?
  • Question 6: How would you fix a flat tire?
Interview Experience
It was a simple HR interview with the most important question being "Tell me about yourself". I was being interviewed by two ladies, one was the India HR Head and the other India Equipment Assurance manager. Both big shots. I had prepared very hard for this interview and was very confident about cracking it from the very start. To my surprise, the HR head was a Civil Engineer herself and took deep interest in my final year project. I elaborated and explained her the entire thing. She was happy. Then they moved to ask my why SLB and question on about my interest in working as field engineer. From the career website, I had great idea about what SLB engineers did. Many other website on recruitment and oil and gas, explained in detailed about how the tough it could be in the field. I had also read blogs from many ex-SLB engineers. All in all, I proved to have a good understanding of what SLB + engineers do in the field, and how demanding the job can be. This I guess, confirmed my seat.
Interview Tips
Prepare well like you would for any interview. SLB interviews are the most relaxed ones you will attend across any industry. It is a simple HR round, where the recruiters are understanding you and what drives you. They are looking people who are ready to push their limits, work hard and be extraordinary achievers. Being associated to some leadership role in university, playing sports or having a keen hobby can be a good talking point during the interview. SLB also really looks to hire interesting people.
SLB hires people for the long run. They want people to stick it out in the field for 3-4 years and then they promote every one to managers. Know the job profile in and out by speaking to seniors, reading on their website and other blogs. During the interview show interest in learning about the what the 3-4 years in the field will look like. Ask several questions on segment, training, field experience, compensation, etc.
It is a tough job out in the field, and not every one can do it. Many people struggle after joining the company and quit after the 1st year of just training. It demands long working hours, sometimes physical work and always a lot of troubleshooting.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Leadership
  • Technical Understanding
  • Learning Ability
General Tips
Be confident during the entire interview process. Know what you are getting into as field engineer. Explain the interviewers why you will be a good fit as field engineer in the super demanding conditions.
Motivation for applying
Money. Lifestyle. Go International. Brand Name. Work.
Funny Moments
There have been plenty ups and downs in the past 3 memorable years. Do not regret ever that I joined SLB.
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Schlumberger Junior field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Junior field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Group Activity Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Talking with respect to Schlumberger, i was confident of making it to the shortlist (but this year’s Schlumberger resume shortlist remains a mystery, many of the expected people didn’t make it)But it is evident that they look for people with a lot of extracurricular activities and PoRs.Inter IIT sports representation plays a great role for the shortlist.In my case, my resume was perfect for Schlumberger and by the time Schlumberger resume upload deadline was up, I can assert that I had a pretty good resume. I did take a lot of feedback from seniors especially for Schlum. You need to rearrange your sessions.My PoRs and extracurricular had to be shifted above the internships or other academic achievements.
Interview Tips
When it comes to resume, its the most important part of the placement process. You have a bad resume; you just don’t invite an interview no matter whatever great things you have done in institute.
As i just mentioned, for Mckinsey and other top consult companies, resume shortlist is the toughest stage to get through, hence it is very important to prepare your resumes from the starting of the August. The first resumes will always be very bad. Its very essential to get it reviewed by at least 10-15 people. Its equally important to go through at least 10 best resumes of your seniors. These are some of the things which I did not do initially until the Mckinsey and BCG shortlists came out. Please note the following for resumes 
● Choose the right template for your resume.For example, if you have a lot of PoRs choose a box template
● Words don't matter, numbers and percentages matter
● Do attend the Mckinsey resume workshop if they conduct one
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
5-10 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Inovation
Interview Experience
I knew well how to crack a GD, this time without even making a single point about ‘innovation’. Each group consisted of 7 members, but in my group 2 people were absent. So we, group of 5 started the discussion about ‘innovation’. 
As I knew it is a plus point to start off the GD, I went on to break the silence. I was speaking more like a moderator involving everyone in the discussion, as I believed that was the key to get through the GD. I started off, gave space for people to speak, to make their point. I interrupted in the middle couple of times, only to gather all the points together and drive the GD in a particular direction or give it a sense with respect to the Schlumberger. In ourgroup, all got through except one and till the interviews.
Interview Tips
Topics can be as random as ‘beer and milk’, ‘spinach’, ‘charlie24’. 
Finally what they look for are people who can communicate well in a group, those who can give direction to the discussion, those who can start, conclude or give it a different dimension etc. 
If you don't have any points to make, take the role of a moderator. 
Out of all GDs, a total of 24 students were selected to GA
Round 3

Group Activity

Interview Experience
They will give us a mechanics box with all nuts, bolts and dismantled pieces which could be built to a car/rig etc. This time it was a rig.
So they gave us the mechanic’s box. We were given roughly one minute to discuss within the group how are we going to do it and then 5 minutes to build the rig. 
I and one of my friends took a lead in explaining the entire procedure to group to coordinate in a better way. We divided the process of making the rig as base and topside. 
Out of 8 people in our group, 4 people were working on the base and 4 people on building the top. I was coordinating both the activities and keeping track of time. 
Once the structure is ready (it surely will look weird, as rarely people build some structure which looks sensible), we need to sell our product to some other group. Each of the group members have to speak about a special feature of the structure. 
Later, once everyone is done with the features, the opposite team members can ask questions to chosen members of some other group. From GA comes the final shortlist for interview.
There were 12 people who made it to personal interviews
Interview Tips
Again as the name suggests, it’s all about how you behave in a group, how much you can contribute to the progress of the group activity, how much you involve the group members.
Round 4

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: what is Mithun?
  • Question 2: What encompasses Mithun?
  • Question 3: Which one do you love more, teams sports or individual sports?
  • Question 4: why Schlumberger? If not Schlumberger, then what?
Interview Experience
Schlumberger interviews are purely HR. In short I could say they want people who are team players, who loves challenges, who are mentally tough, who loves to travel, who can adapt to different environments etc..
I had prepared well for the HR interview mainly questions like tell me about yourself, give instances from your life where you showed team player skills, why Schlumberger etc..
The interview panel consisted of 4 officials.
I was sixth in the list for interview calls.
The first question to me was ‘what is Mithun?’ 
I was slightly confused by the questions thinking whether he is asking for the meaning of the word Mithun or something else? But it was very important that I answer promptly. So i replied ‘ Mithun is my name sir’ in a baffled way with a smile expecting him to clarify the question. 

Immediately he rephrased it as ‘ What encompasses Mithun?’ 
Now it was clear, it was another way of asking ‘tell me about yourself’. As this was a familiar question, I went onto speak some 3-4 minutes continuously about me, touching all the important qualities of interest for Schlumberger which I possess and they were listening quite well. 

After my long reply for their question, I voluntarily paused to enquire whether they have any question for me. Then they wanted to ask more about instances from life where I displayed those qualities. Sports can play a major role as it speak a lot about a person (passion, team player skills, challenge loving).As I mentioned before, they wanted
people who are team players and who love challenges, I quoted examples of my sports achievements as an athlete and sports secretary where I displayed those.
I had a cultural exchange to Japan for 10 days which I could talk about to explain my
adaptability which added another dimension to my experience.

Further there were questions like ‘Which one do you love more, teams sports or individual sports?’ 
for that my answer was first team sports and then individual sports.
Being part of both team sports and individual sports, I justified my point explaining, the joy of sharing happiness with team mates is much more than the joy of winning a medal for yourself. I added that, team sports is like working for a bigger cause/goal.

Later there were questions like ‘why Schlumberger?’ ‘If not Schlumberger, then what?’ 
I was able to tackle those questions as well. Towards the end, I could feel that the panel was positive about my interview. The panel asked if there were any questions from my side. 
I asked questions like ‘How do you keep yourself motivated even after 8-10 years in the company?’ and ‘What is the kind of work which you do being completed 10 years in the industry?’
Interview Tips
I was very confident after my interview, but was a little speculative too as we heard they were taking less number of people this year. And as expected they took only 2 from B.Tech and 1 from petroleum engineering.
But the key points here are, first thing to ensure you fit the Schlumberger profile well (means you should be a team player, hand on jobs, challenges, tough etc..) and rest is to go well prepared for all three stages.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    First thing to ensure you fit the Schlumberger profile well (means you should be a team player, hand on jobs, challenges, tough etc..) and rest is to go well prepared for all three stages.
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