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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.
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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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.
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 Field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
There will be an initial shortlist for GD. Its a simple GD, with probably 8-10 people and there will be 2 or 3 co-reps judging you. My topic was something like: Whether a consumer is the dominating force in the market (I don’t remember it exactly but basically you had to justify if consumer was the ultimate deciding factor in the market. It was simple.
Interview Tips
Skills Reqd: General communication skills and some general knowledge to give examples for supporting your arguments. You should be able to function in a group under stressful conditions. Too much jargon? What I mean to say is that just stay calm and show some leadership in dividing work and prepare some answers together. Questions: While marketing your car you need to mention some salient features in agreement to you. Do’s: The general GD rules apply, sit straight, talk clearly, look pleased and pretend you’re enjoying the discussion! On a serious note, give others a chance to speak and try to “moderate” the discussion Don’ts: Don’t start babbling something without thinking, don’t be argumentative rather justify why you wouldn’t agree with some point. Your opening sentence should not be conclusive: I agree or disagree with this topic.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
People shortlisted for Phase 2 were divided into groups of 5. In each set, 2 groups of people entered the interview room and were seated in opposite corners. It was a 1+1+10+5 minute round and they handed us a Mechanix play set with its manual. In the first minute, we had to choose a car design, in second min we had to decide among ourselves who will make which car parts. We had 10 mins to complete the design and then we had to market our car to the other group in the remaining 5 minutes. They were allowed to ask questions on our designs and express their opinions about our answers.
Interview Tips
Do’s: Its important to be heard by the interviewer hence make valid points through out the activity. Be nice to your team members, decide on certain points which you are going to talk about with your team, try to help out those who are fitting in the parts if you are done with yours. Try to remember your role and stay calm - You are not designing an Audi! Don’ts: Don’t argue with your team mates when the interviewer questions your group and you don’t agree with the answer of one of your team members. Don’t be aggressive but make sure you have raised valid points.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Finally the shortlisted students appeared for a PI and the panel was of about 6 people. My interview lasted for about 35-40 mintues. Usually they will ask you about yourself and probably crack a few jokes to make you feel comfortable. Laugh along! After they have asked you some general HR questions like: Tell me something about yourself, they will scan your CV. My interview was mostly about my internship at Cairn Energy, details about the project, skills, outcomes and loads of technical questions related to the same. They will ask a lot of quick questions like the range of sonic log, reservoir development or exploration problem etc. and at one point almost everyone (except the HR) was questioning me simultaneously. Then there were a lot of specifics asking my preference of working in a team or working alone, whether I enjoyed “Selling or pitching in clients”, which segment I would prefer, why a job over PhD etc.
Interview Tips
Do’s: Answer honestly and be yourself! Don’t be pretentious - They will be judging for themselves your knowledge and skills. Revise your projects thoroughly and basics of seismic prospecting, well logging, data processing and inversion. Try to stress on your achievements and positive points on your CV. They want to see if you will be fun to work with (I tried not to be too serious and joked with them on many occasions!) Don’ts: Don’t be nervous and if you are just take a couple of seconds to compose yourself. If they ask you something you don’t know try not to guess.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Usually a CG of 8 and above is preferred since they are hiring for a technical role. If your CG is too high, you might end up justifying the reasons for not wanting to pursue a Ph.D! Its always a plus point to know the following: Some experience of programming in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C, Shell etc. as your research/intern projects. Also, knowledge of commercial software such as Petrel, Geoframe, Paradigm etc. as a part of your industrial experience can also help. They ask in details about projects and internships from whatever you have written on your CV. They value if you have interned with a good oil & gas company and have some industrial exposure. I think its the most important factor for them under this category. Tangible results of the project- in form of a research paper, 3D models are appreciated. They are mostly interested to know if you have worked in Seismics, Seismology, Well logging and interpretation. Some international exposure can be useful (Total Summer program, Paris was very beneficial for my interview).
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • MATLAB,
  • FORTRAN,
  • C language,
General Tips
Revise subjects like Geophysical signal processing, seismic methods, sequence stratigraphy and general inversion. They will like to know that you are very clear in your basics because they can teach you the advanced stuff! I personally enjoyed each stage of the selection process and I would suggest applicants to do the same. Talking to alumni at Schlumberger prior to the interview is a great idea.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity HR Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
“Crystal Ship”
Interview Experience
I chipped in 3-4 times. My points were accepted by the group in general. Also I expressed my support and extended a point mentioned by another person in the group. It was a decent discussion with very little arguments or chaos.
Interview Tips
Be patient. Listen to what others have to say. Make sure that whatever you say is relevant and adds value to the
discussion, no matter how fewer words you speak.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
A group of 7 students were given 3 minutes to choose a design for a toy car. 7 minutes to implement it from memory and another 5 minutes to sell it to the invigilators.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
It started with tell me something about yourself. In my answer I mentioned that I want to do a field job from where the next series of questions came. Why a field job? Why not an office job? Why not higher studies? Why not MBA? How long do you plan to stay in the field? How do you think you will be able to do it after say 3 years when you plan to settle down? What has been your involvement in campus? Tell in brief 3 initiatives you took as the president of the hostel. Are you afraid of water? Do you swim? Do you have any relatives in the oil field? What companies did you interview with? I answered the questions honestly. After 2-3 rounds of cross questioning, every time I was able to give them a reason for a particular choice I made.
General Tips
I was sure that I do not want to go for higher studies just after IIT, but still gave GRE thinking that after 2 years I may apply. Because of the same reason, I ruled out the option for CAT and GMAT and chose to do a job. Now looking at the list I have mentioned in the companies I interviewed with, it becomes apparent that I did not decide which sector to go for. But it was not like that. I realized that it was not possible for me to try my hand at every option I had. So, I decided to prepare for core and consulting. Consulting because what I learnt from seniors I thought I would enjoy it and core because it was one area I thought I had a good grip on and was easier to prepare. For core, you can revise some of the basics of courses like EE 370, EE 610, C/C++, VHDL/Verilog (try to do it a little bit early as during the placement semester a lot of other things will take up your time). Also you should be thorough with your internship and thesis. You can easily impress the interviewer in these areas if you have a good hold on them. To prepare for consulting, I read a few cases by myself (a whole bunch of consulting guides are available on the SPO placement portal). Then attended the mock sessions organized by the consulting club. Also formed groups of three to practice more case studies. Because of inadequate reading I think I lacked a basic practical approach as compared to my peers. I was bad at guess estimates in particular and prayed till the last day that I may not face one. Resume is also a very important aspect in your preparation. Prepare it well in advance, take feedback from a couple of seniors working in that particular sector and do incorporate those changes which you think will help improve its impact on the recruiter. Practice is the only way out to crack GD’s and tests. Don’t do too much of it either. First and foremost try to find out what kind of a job you would want to do by gathering information by reading about it yourself, talking to people working in that industry, matching it with your priorities and your long term goals. It sounds difficult but trust me it’s better to do some thinking now then to regret later.



Prepare your resume well. Even if it is a small point in your resume be prepared to speak at least 2-3

meaningful sentences about it.





No matter however trivial it seems, please do not rush with whatever you are saying. First think and develop a strong argument to support your statement. Also please try to avoid any preconceived notions you might have formed during preparation time to interfere with your attitude on the final day. Stay focused to answer the question asked to you then.





No matter what do not speak until you are sure, but once you are don't change your answer until and unless the interviewer points out the flaw in your assumption.



Be genuine and sound convincing. Once you take a stand, be firm on it no matter whatever extreme situations the interviewer throws on you. Start reading about whatever sector interests you. It’s never too early to start. Prior knowledge will count a lot not only in your preparations but will also help you in making better decisions about what you want. As it will happen, some interviews will go good some bad, don't get disheartened because no good will come out of it. Moreover, you will spoil the next interviews. Go with a smile in every interview and be yourself. Just think about doing well in this interview and nothing else. Hope you make the most out of the time and resources you have and enjoy as well.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
The topic they gave us was one I had done a GD on with my friends. No, this wasn’t a dream come true as they are well known to give the same topics year after year. In Schlumberger,the more you shout the better prospective rig engineer they see in you. The supervisor often used to go out to fag, and this gave us time to catch our breaths and start shouting again as soon as he re-entered. Expectedly I got short listed and was called for the interview process.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
The interview was very easy and they focused on knowing why I was so interested in joining the company. I gave answers I believed in and was very honest. They asked me about how I would tackle a rebellious group of people in Africa. “Hotel Rwanda” came to the rescue and I thought I impressed them. I won't go into the details any more but the point is that
Schlumberger people were really looking for confident people who are ready to take challenges. The results came in the night and I wasn’t able to make it through.
General Tips
There are all sorts of people one will come across at IIT. There are people who are sure about themselves and then there are people who are not. The people who are sure about themselves are not to be discussed here as this article wants the private account of the writer.

It was really during the pleasant industry experience I had that I became less unsure about doing a job. I thought a lot and finally converged on a few sectors which could interest me and the job would involve something I would have fun doing. The criteria were interest factor and of course money. The funny thing is that the more you consult and seek public opinion, the more confused you get. This is because of the wide range of opportunities there are in all the sectors. So my advice here would be to choose something you would like to do. Doing something you don't like for at least a dozen hours a day, daily, would make you search for alternatives. So make

an informed decision but not a confused one.





Importance of GDs and Aptitude tests:

We used to organize wing GDs and had detailed conversations over a variety of topics ranging from contemporary politics to issues of social relevance. Looking up to the placement site for the GD topics the companies gave won't hurt. It helped us a lot in building up an opinion and feeling confidant. Besides it also made us recognize our weaknesses and gave us a chance to improve upon them. The rest of the things, I did when the SPO notified

about them. For example the SPO would, from time to time, announce deadlines to make versions of our resumes and if one just follows them, it's enough. While making the resume, I used to discuss with friends and then alone and only then, write. Resume making workshops are also a great help. I wasn’t a serious CAT aspirant and so I was skeptical as to whether I would be able to compete in the initial short listing round of companies where they ask specifically, aptitude and English questions. But fortunately, there was this company which came about a week before the actual placements started and took its aptitude test. When I wasn’t short listed, I realized the importance it had in the process. I had a week's time and I somehow managed to improve upon my aptitude skills. My advice to the students is that they should at least be giving serious attention to their English comprehension skills and aptitude. You don't want to have an excellent resume (I don't mean that I had one) and a high CPI and not even clearing the first round.



In Retrospection, I think that the most important part of the placement process is that it is a really good “learning experience”. I think I matured along the process and started feeling a lot surer about myself. I realized that friends are forever and the times of stress are the only time you realize their value.
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Schlumberger FIELD ENGINEER interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for FIELD ENGINEER role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a standard resume for this company as per our institute placement cell norms. Resume is one of the most important parts in placement preparation. A student should dedicate at least 3-4 days for resume preparation. I specifically highlighted my extracurricular with facts and figures and tried to write about my projects in short as my technical knowledge was poor. I used to change my “Area of Interests” as well as subjects studied according to the company. I tried to write those field as my interests in which I had thorough knowledge. Schlumberger looks for people with all round performance and specially if you are into sports its a added advantage.
Interview Tips
Try to include details about your achievements in sports.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The final round was an interview. There were two interviewers, one was an IIT Roorkee alumni and other was a senior personnel from one of their foreign offices. They were trying to make it a stress interview. I remained very cheerful throughout the interview and this helped me a lot I guess.
The first question was regarding my look (I keep a bald head). I defended it by saying that I am confident and hence I like it. After hearing that I am from Bhopal, they gave me a virtual situation to answer. They asked me what I would do if I am posted in Sudan and the Sudanese people hate Indians. Additionally I had to keep in mind that I am just a six month old recruit in Schlumberger and there are around eight senior employees who are from Sudan. My first response to such a situation was that I would ask for a replacement. He laughed at me and told me that it is not a solution. Then I explained to him that I would try to make my fellow workers understand that may be Indians are good at something and it is because of this we are called for such jobs. I also told him that I would tell them about our history and that we Indians are a very peaceful race and haven’t had wars for thousands of years. He then asked me if I was trying to project that Indians are superior to other races to which I replied no. I said that we are first humans and then citizens of some country and because of the upbringing we may be good at something while others may be better at something else. I said the same thing in different ways twice or thrice, so the Indian guy interrupted me and asked whether I have a habit of speaking too much. To this I said that yes and also told him that this might be because I am a bit stressed out. He literally shouted that I am boring as hell but I was still laughing.
He then moved on to my resume and asked me about my intern in detail and also asked me about my extracurricular activities. On hearing about all this he said that I look like a guy who would go for an MBA and leave Schlumberger within a period of 2 years. I responded that I had never had such thoughts and I would like to experience industry culture for few years. He also asked where I see myself in five years to which I gave a lucid and simple reply.
The foreigner asked that being an Indian I would be strongly attached to my family and asked would my father have any issues if I go outside. The Indian asked whether I had a girlfriend and would she have a problem if I was to go out. To all this I replied that they would have a problem initially but they are all educated individuals and they know that it is part and parcel of professional life to move out of a place/country and eventually they would be able to adjust accordingly.The interview concluded with me asking few questions related to profile and Schlumberger culture.
Motivation for applying
Many of my seniors work at Schlumberger. They were the main source of information about the company and the kind of work there.
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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 internship interview

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

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The first round of shortlisting was a resume shortlist in which 24 people were shortlisted.
Interview Tips
Show that you are a unique candidate and that you are both physically and mentally capable of working in harsh conditions.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
  • Question 2: Tell us what you know about Schlumberger and the internship experience with the company.
  • Question 3: Why are you a good fit for this internship?
Interview Experience
We were given about half an hour to prepare for these questions after the initial shortlist was released and we had to present our answers to these three questions to the panel of judges. We had a strict time limit of three minutes and we were stopped if we reached this limit.
Interview Tips
Be confident
Present yourself as a good fit for the company, and give proof for the same
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
After the first round of HR interviews, we were again shortlisted and about 10 people were remaining. This round was another HR interview in which different people were asked different types of questions. The majority of questions were as follows:

General ice breakers, questions related to our first round answers
Situational questions. (What would you do if you were in the middle of nowhere and your car broke down? etc.)
Resume related questions (About hands-on projects and internships we have done)
Why Schlumberger?
Why should Schlumberger take you?
etc.

Then there were a set of mandatory questions that everyone was asked:
Are any of your family members in the oil and gas industry?
Are you afraid of the water?
Interview Tips
Again, be confident with your answers. They are looking for thought process more than final answers in the situational questions.
Be thorough with your resume.
Prove that you can adapt to any work conditions.
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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 HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Resume based shortlisting
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
10-15 Minutes
Interview Experience
"Change the topic" was the topic of the GD. All the GD topics were random like this one. Another topic I can remember is "Hakuna Matata".About 8 members were part of the GD.Speak something sensible about the topic and you'll clear the GD. I think for Schlum it is more an elimination round than a selection round. Most of them cleared GD in my group.
Interview Tips
Only one guy who was silent was left out. So, use the opportunity and speak!
Round 3

Group Activity

Interview Experience
We were divided into groups of 4 and were given a few building blocks to build something stable and that can move (4 groups per each group activity round). They then exchange the group models and ask them to sell it to the other groups, as in, you try to sell another group's model. Other groups can ask you two questions each.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: On my institute life
  • Question 2: What I would have done differently, if given another chance.
  • Question 3: A few were also based on my resume.
Interview Experience
Interview started on points outside my resume. They tried to make it a stress interview initially. Then moved on to questions on my institute life and what I would have done differently, if given another chance. A few questions were also based on my resume.
Interview Tips
Interviews are not orthodox. Expect some weird questions and maintain your cool while answering. Prepare a good answer for convincing them that you're not going to do an MBA anytime soon. They are looking for people who'll stay in the company for more than 2 years at least. So, make your answers sound like that . Didn't specifically prepare for this. Know your resume well and more importantly know yourself well.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
I was confident and my answers were to the point. Knew my resume well. Was able to justify all the questions based on my resume and personality.Started working on my resume earlier though (September may be). Yes, starting earlier would have helped.Resume, courses, project works, little prep for CAT, interview prep - HR answers towards the end. Group prep helps (Wing GDs, mock interviews)
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Economics from the books available on lan,
General Tips
Yes. I started preparing for fin companies after getting shortlisted for DB and Credit Suisse.Read the business parts in the news paper and Economic Times, went through some basics in fin and economics from the books available on lan , did some puzzles, CAT prep to some extent. It might have been the right way of going but it wasn't enough. It didn't work out

well in the end.Brushed up all my internship project works. Being thorough with them is very important.Went through the basics of few related courses. Take good care on what courses you put on resume, because you need to be thorough with them.
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Schlumberger Junior field engineer internship interview

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

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Good, I like the fact that it was not pure academics based and took extra curricular and PORs into account.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Good. Company based questions were well drafted and common through out.
The 3 minute statement procedure wherein we had to describe ourself, about out expectations from the internship and why we fit their profile was innovative and time saving.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I am considering the last interview as technical interview where in I had to explain my previous internship.
I liked the overall format and how it was just contained to my experience in work field and not just in the academics.
Resources

Preparation materials

Videos
  • Youtube.com,
  • Interview Videos On Youtube,
General Tips
Be confident

Have prior interest in their profile, since it is unique.

Be thorough with what you have to present.
Motivation for applying
training intrinsic profile

Oil and gas industry

Technological province of the comlNy in upstream oil and gas industry

Excellent environment for learning in the company:
Funny Moments
The situation based questions were fun and eye opening. One of these being "are you afraid of water", being asked of I can swim or not. I replied" sir, I can swim in a swimming pool. But if you drop me in Ocean, I would surely die!". To which the interviewer replied "so would I kid!".
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