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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.
Skills

Skills Tested

    Motivation for applying
    roti-pani, kapda-makaan.

     Jokes apart, it is Schlumberger!
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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

    Test Sections
      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.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        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.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          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

            2.8k views
            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

              2.7k views
              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

              • Leadership qualities
              • Athletic
              • Quick thinking
              • presence of mind
              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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              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.

              He asked me my favourite song/guitarist to cover.

              Turns out w
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              Schlumberger Field engineer interview

              2.6k views
              RUCHI CHOUDHARYFresherNot Selected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
              Interview Process
              Group Discussion HR Interview
              Round 1

              Group Discussion

              Interview Experience
              The GD was a standard one. A list of objects was provided which were to be ranked according to their necessity on a mission to moon. The group was to discuss and the individuals were to mark it later.
              Round 2

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Why Schlumberger ?
              • Question 2: Your career aspirations ?
              • Question 3: Your homework on Schlumberger.
              Interview Experience
              PI was mostly HR related questions. During the interview I had realized the stark difference between the company work profile and my expectations and had apprised them of the same.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                General Tips
                Most of the times, things go on as they are supposed to, we do what we are assigned, meet deadlines and get it over with. Knowing what to do after four or five years of study at IIT is one of those deciding phases where we have to do something out of routine, think about what we actually want, what we can get from where we are. Here is an account of how I went about making my decisions and preparing for it. In one of those routine placement

                talks, a speaker remarked, ‘there are two ways you can choose a career- by extrapolation from what you have right now and by interpolation from your long term goal’. This helps one realize the importance of identification of long term goal. In my opinion, once a person is convinced about that, it is easy to pull off an interview; more importantly, it is easy to identify which options to prepare for.
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                Schlumberger Field engineer interview

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                Garima JoshiFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Field engineer role at Schlumberger
                Interview Process
                Group Activity HR Interview
                Round 1

                Group Activity

                Interview Experience
                The group activity of Schlums was again easy and I got selected for the next round.
                Round 2

                HR Interview

                Interview Experience
                Since my btp is funded by Schlumberger it wasn't tough for me to convince them. My interview was mostly based on my btp work and a few questions testing my basics in manufacturing processes. The general HR questions were like: why Schlumberger, any failures in life, how I tackled them and so on. The interview didn't last too long. I couldn't attend the informal session as I had Transocean interview at that time.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                  General Tips
                  The first 2 months I was busy preparing for GRE and hence didn't have much time to prepare foR placements. But I kept on attending all the PPTs to find about the kind of work done, the kind of people who work there and the subsequent growth opportunities. That also helped me in identifying the companies that I need to target. Next was the resume making. It involved talking to few of the seniors and then tailoring my resume according to the company’s requirements. Another issue was that looking at my resume the companies shouldn't feel that I intend to app too and hence I had to very carefully choose the stuff that I wanted to mention in my resume, even if that meant concealing some of the achievements because they gave the impression that I would eventually go for higher studies. Also it’s important to be completely honest in the resume or else one can falter in the interview process.
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