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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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B. VinodFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
They are looking at the challenging things you have done with your stay. Inter-IIT, Independent Body Positions, etc.
help – but are not necessarily sufficient. The shortlist was quite arbitrary and obviously done in a hurry, but they have an active off-campus hiring scene, with the oil exploration boom just kicking in. They are looking to hire about 6000 people in the current calendar year – and this will in all likelihood continue in the next year.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is the most important moment in your stay at IIT?
  • Question 2: What is the most challenging thing you have done in IIT?
  • Question 3: Why Schlumberger, what do you know about us, what did you think of the preplacement talk?
  • Question 4: If you are on a plane with one parachute and Hitler what would you do to survive?
Interview Experience
I imagine the best way to tackle this is to be calm and composed and look for onepoint in the questioning and cross questioning that you can buy your way out on. In my case I sort of drove them to how old Hitler was, and his credentials; not very flashy but effective. The idea of course is to be prepared well enough for the other questions. The rest of the interview, calm, steady and simple answers are what they seemed to like.
Interview Tips
A few things that might help you convince them:
 You want to do a hands-on technology job.
 You like adventure and hard work.
 You like the idea of a mobile, glitzy well paid life.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: if, after five years with the company, I would like to do a part time MBA or be a project leader in Angola, What would you do?
  • Question 2: where would I love to work?
Interview Experience
For the first question I said that I'd prefer to learn by dirtying my hands.I told them that I love what I know of Europe and would like to work there , they also questioned me on my knowledge of the languages on my resume and I told them that I wasn't in touch and couldn't possibly make conversation.
Interview Tips
Post selection, you have to also clear a medical test. Please keep your Passports ready and also get your ECNR clearance done (this can be done with a 10+2 certificate and your latest grade sheet). Get a driving license and as much driving experience as possible. And be patient and insistent with the personnel managers, they have a lot of complications to take care of, but they eventually take care of your case as well.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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Aditya Pratap YadavFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion HR Interview Group Activity
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
choose any topic of your choice and roll
Interview Experience
Generally, an abstract topic is given but ours was an exception. The panel judges you on the basis of how well you are with group dynamics. They seem to be looking for a natural leader. Note: Fluency in English was not a judging point in our selection.
Interview Tips
Google up 'group dynamics of GD'.
Never shout, misplaced aggression will surely get you out of the game.
Listening is appreciated. 
Talking longer than everyone else is not the same as leading a group.
One aspect of showing leadership skills is heeding to others.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself which is not on the resume.
  • Question 2: What do you do apart from studies and insert=college activity you were most involved in ?
  • Question 3: Why should we hire you?
  • Question 4: Your weakness?
  • Question 5: How much do you sleep in a day ?
  • Question 6: Higher studies ?
  • Question 7: Tell me about your internship project?
  • Question 8: How can you say that you are hard working ?
Interview Experience
The questions were asked very casually and it was as far as it can get from a stress interview.
Interview Tips
Know your resume in and out.
Round 3

Group Activity

Interview Experience
An oil rig was to be made from a Mechanix kit. The tallest rig was to win.
Interview Tips
Take lead in designing and division of labour among the group. Talking in Hindi in a group was not looked down upon. Our group conversed in Hindi and won and had the max uys selected for the next round. If asked to leave the group in the middle of the activity, make sure that you are still taking interest in the group even if from afar.
Motivation for applying
roti-pani, kapda-makaan.

 Jokes apart, it is Schlumberger!
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Schlumberger FIELD ENGINEER interview

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NAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for FIELD ENGINEER role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Stress Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The resume should not exceed two pages according to placement norms so I had to make sure that I write down all my extra-curricular and my academic achievements in a compact manner to ensure that all of them fit in my resume. There were 11 extra-curricular activities that I managed to pen down. I used only one resume in all the companies only changed my areas of interest to make them compatible with the profile on offer. I also mentioned about my projects and internships.
Interview Tips
A person may have diverse areas of interest but he has to ensure that not all should be mentioned in any company. Only a select few areas of interest, which are simpatico with the profile, have to be mentioned in the resume. You cannot mention structural engineering as an area of interest in while applying in a company like Oracle.
Round 2

Stress Interview

Interview Experience
I felt the interview was a stress interview. The questions asked in the interviews were:
Which is the one moment of your life that you would never like to be reminded of?What is that part of your life that you would want to permanently discard?The focus was mainly on to test the confidence of the person under pressure situation and not his technical knowledge.
The interviewers also asked me to speak what I knew about Schlumberger. This is where I believe I made a terrible blunder. Firstly, Schlumberger had come to the campus to recruit on the very first day of the recruitment season hence there was not a lot of time left for company research and secondly, I did not believe that my resume could get shortlisted in the very first place, thus I did not find it necessary to do the company research.
Motivation for applying
Schlumberger recruits mainly for the post of Field Engineer. They require people who have worked in a team and have very good communication skills. They want people with dynamic personalities and those who can easily adjust in any environment. Also the profile required the Field Engineer to be on rigs and off shore for most periods.Schlumberger shortlisted certain candidates. This process was carried out based on the resume. I don’t know the criteria on which the shortlist was prepared; CGPA certainly wasn’t the sole criterion considering that I had average CGPA but still made it to the shortlist.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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Ajay VikramFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Case Study Interview Puzzle Interview HR Interview Group Activity
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had spent more than a month preparing my resume. I got it reviewed by my seniors and some professional organizations like VMock.

There was resume shortlisting which shortlisted 60 applications  which was followed by a Group Discussion after which only 35 remained.
Interview Tips
Start early and get it reviewed by as many people as you can.
Round 2

Test

Interview Experience
I had joined Career Launcher for my aptitude test.
Interview Tips
Take notes of shortcut formulas and try to increase your speed.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
Though I did not prepare much for the GDs, but I was regularly organizing the "Self Awakening Hour" in the campus in which we discussed the ideas for National Building and Youth Empowerment that eventually improved my communication skills.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Tips
Have a basic knowledge of coding, finance and statistics.
Round 5

Case Study Interview

Interview Tips
Practice Case studies and guesstimates as much as you can.
Round 6

Puzzle Interview

Interview Tips
Puzzles are also an inevitable part. http://www.techinterview.org/ is the best source for practiscing puzzels. Do all the puzzles in there
Round 7

HR Interview

Interview Tips
Never try to memorize any answer. Let it come out spontaneously in front of the panel. Just be confident and never fake anything. they will judge you on the basis of the work you have done during your campus stay. They want to see something different be it Social Services or something Inter-IIT.
Round 8

Group Activity

Interview Experience
It judged our capability of teamwork shortlisted 24 applicants for final interview.
General Tips
Be confident. Prepare well. Have basic knowledge of coding statistics and finance. Case studies, Guesstimates, puzzles are important. Review your resume and most importantly, never fake.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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Randhir Kr ShahFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
10 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Crystal ship
Interview Experience
There were 9 people in a group and an abstract topic was given. Thinking time 10 sec and discussion for 10 minutes.
Interview Tips
You have to be well prepared for abstract topics and creative enough to give a different perspective.
Read newspapers regularly.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
6 people in a group were asked to make a movable structure from the given manual. We were given 10 seconds to view it, The total time was 15 minutes including the time to present, sell and add further points.
our group made a swing with lego sets and then i was asked to explain its shortcomings. I also suggested that we can use the given 4 wheels to make that product portable. I was selected among 25 candidates.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
It went on for 20 minutes and there was a single panel of 4 members. I was initially nervous, but I was fine after a while. One of them asked me if i was tired. I said that I was rather excited. Then they said that they were tired so I was asked to entertain them. i shared a few incidents of mine. and my internship also. I drew down my designs. they were impressed.
But they said that I got a very dynamic personality and may nit be fit for the job profile. I understood that they were asking me 'why this company?' I answered that I never had fixed timetable in my entire day at IITK for 5 years, and that Schlumberger also had a flexible routine. They asked whether I knew anyone working there. I had the entire list. They asked me what would I do if I was given 10 million dollars. I understood that the question pointed out to my long term goals. I was truthful with my asnwers.
They asked about my family and then asked if I had any questions.
General Tips
Do consult your seniors.

Start early on your resume and prepare GDs, Mock interviews and tests within groups.

Do not set a particular company as a target because if you are not selected, that may lead to depression, which can kill your time and attitude. Do not give in to panic.

Do not take things for granted and don't demotivate anyone.
Motivation for applying
Found the brand name and the work culture good, and with a handsome salary.
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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
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Test

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 Field engineer interview

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Bibhuti BhusanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Group Activity Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
Abstract topics like red, apple, orange etc. topics could be changed in between GD, so a GD can be on 2 topics. First one is for 5 mins followed by the 2nd.
Interview Tips
Good GD skills. creativity, ability to think on the spot, flexibility. Team Work: Working with others as a team. Involvement in the activity: Take a lead if possible Think before you start speaking. General tips for GD: Attending the mock session conducted by communique can help.
Round 2

Group Activity

Interview Experience
It was asked to build a car with a given mechanics set ( the childhood one) and advertise it to the other group. Slight changes were there for different groups.
Interview Tips
Participate as much as you can, don’t sit idle, help the group in whatever way you can.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Experience
Answers could be cut down in between. Binary answers are sometimes expected, as well as rating types of questions.
Interview Tips
Know as much as you can about the job profile. Why you want to do it should be clear. They will go on penetrating on whatever you speak, so keep in mind whatever you speak. Be prepared with your CV, know the job and why you want to do it. Prepare the “Tell me about yourself” question beforehand. Be confident. give crisp answers. They really like straight answers. Also, don’t get stressed as it could be a pressure interview. Be careful about mentioning anything that shows your research interest.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
A decent CGPA is good enough. Company is not very specific about CGPA. A good extra academic involvement is good for this company. Some sports and games credentials is not necessary but can help. They basically look for a person who has a strong mind to work in the future, and can also work under stressful mental and physical conditions. A research background, or a good CGPA which indicates research interest could be a problem as the company focuses a lot on selecting people who would stay for some good amount of time in the company. Have an Overall developed personality.
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Schlumberger FIELD ENGINEER interview

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

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The resume that I used while applying in different companies was nearly the same, however I did incorporate certain changes in areas of interest and the projects to make them more compatible with the profile of the company in which I was applying for; for instance while applying in Schlumberger I highlighted some of the technical projects.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
I was the last person to be interviewed, thus the interviewer was tired. He firstly asked me to talk about myself. Then he asked me to mention some quality that differentiates me form the rest and about which i had not mentioned in my resume. I told him about my second year internship which i did under a professor who got so impressed with my work that he turned up the following year in the institute to hire some research scholars.
After this question a foreign official of the company came to accompany the lone Indian interviewer.
He asked some questions like ‘What is the official website of Schlumberger?’ and when was the last time I had visited the website?
Next the interviewer asked me to specify an incident when I had to make a tough decision. I narrated a situation that I faced while I was the chairperson of SAE (a department level student body). Being the chairperson I had to cut short the team going into next year’s tournament in spite of the fact that everyone had done a good job that particular year.
Then he started asking about SAE’s activities. Lastly, he asked me to talk about my dream job. I told him that my dream job is the project that i was dealing with back then, this job involved leading a team.
Motivation for applying
Schlumberger is a very famous company as far as placements in IIT. The package is among the highest packages offered by companies coming for placements here. It is necessary that you go through their site which is SLB.com. Go thought Wikipedia section of the company.
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Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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Nitin JotwaniFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
This is basically to test the way you work in groups. That is why oneneeds to practice in working in groups a lot. Limited time, case studies, thought procedure, ideas, creativity,coordination, taking initiative, communication skills.
Interview Tips
The company is a complete English speaking inclined company and hence require people with goodspeaking abilities. Improve your english speaking abilities.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Tips
The interview will all the time be focused on how have you made your life, what do you think you are, what have you learned, how do you work, what do you do for motivation, and similar common interview questions. Cracking schlum is not difficult if you actually are aware of yourselves, that is why I said sit andtalk to yourselves everyday.Another important thing while preparing for the interview questions is to describe all things with examplesfrom your life. That would be enough for the person to understand that "fatte nahi maare hain".And remember that you are not afraid of going to field and work if you want to make it to schlumberger andobviously you won't if you want to work hard in life
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Schlum believes in a filtering on the basis of resume, which many feel is random but it is not. I will actuallytell you certain points for making a resume that not only schlum but everyone looks for.The following points are what a company actually looks for to be in your resume...u2022 Content and formal factors u2013 should be clear and concise; write less and reveal more type of CVu2019su2022 Attractiveness and Qualification; free of spelling errors, properly formattedu2022 Grades: for success of training on the job AND future successu2022 Chronological order of dates and also dates must be easy to findu2022 Overview of basic qualifications and specific, professional skillsu2022 Extracurricular activities (sports, dramatics, music etc)u2022 Holder of important positions
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Schlumberger Junior field engineer interview

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

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
3 topics - 140 characters,Defense budget v/s Education budget and a topic related to ethics.
Interview Experience
GD was conducted for shortlisted candidates and candidates were divided into groups of 6 people.There were 3 topics and each topic was discussed for 2 minutes.No specific rules,like each person needs to speak,are to be followed during the GD.Anyone can initiate,intervene,etc. Finally we were asked to link all three topics and this discussion went on for another 2 minutes.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Only a single round lasting about 40-45 minutes.There were only 4 people in the panel and technical as well as HR questions were asked. First I was asked to go through my own resume, “Introduce/Tell us about yourself?".  E.g: “Where have you shown leadership qualities? Have you led a team? Size of team? What new initiatives did you take?” Core questions starting form basics like “How does an airplane fly?” to specific questions about the different types of engines used in airplanes,their specifications, etc. were asked. HR questions were put up like"What was the most difficult decision in your life?" and grilled on my internship for 15-20 minutes which I did in Transocean. (Another oil field services company).
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Highlight any intern in Oil industry or anything related to that in your resume.Any POR or any sport activity which shows your leadership qualities should me mentioned in your resume.
General Tips
You need to be very good in the basics of your core courses and if you have done an internship in the oil industry, you will definitely be grilled on that.Questions will be asked in quick succession.
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