Just noted from the q4 2016 financials: $880 millions of workforce reduction charge in 2016 $920 millions of workforce reduction charge in 2015 Does it mean workforce reduction in 2016 and 2015 are comparable in size?
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Will slb rehire people that were laid off? I was laid off last April. When will they rehire? Serious replies only
Bring your partner to the party and forget about layoffs for a night. Special guest appearance by a very senior member of staff.
Cameron's numbers are a disaster and they are firing all their best guys. This story does not have a good ending methinks
Can we believe him this time?
where did he get the money for that??
I see 2 tick boxes in SLP3 and you have to choose what you are - one has SLB and the other SL. What does SL stand for?
Is OneSubsea going to book this project? What's the inside word?
With schlumberger cutting my salary by 30%, no bonus and I am up to me eyes in debt with a new house, my child is ill with big medical bills and an expensive car I bought just before the downturn I may have no option but to accept this offer. I know... read more
Just wondering why our x CEO is back ? Seems the board may have some doubts about Paal and the transformation......
Was once on a flight with Mr. P--poo and, while he sat in first class,his family sat in the back. Is your ego so big that your family is something less than you???
I do not see a great future in oil, with the growth in renewables and the investment in renewables, the UK is planning a pilot scheme to harness tidal power. A new technology that could provide 10% of the UK electricity in the future. Second it seems... read more
I wonder if sending software to Pune India and procurement to Bogota Colombia will slow with trump in or continue. Thoughts?
We are training some guy from Houston and every few hours they go outside for a smoke break. Our plant doesn't allow smoke breaks, we work a 10 hour shift with a 30 min lunch break. we told the guys from Houston that they aren't allow to go out and... read more
If we are able to identify the beginning and end of a change, we can manage the transition zone better with the aim to minimize its duration. This is not easy to do, but it is always worth thinking about when embarking on a change. Have you ever... read more
With Christmas over and yards painted, what now before the campus gardening season begins? What can they safely do unsupervised without screwing up??
Top bosses will have earned more by midday on Wednesday than typical workers earn in the entire year, the High Pay Centre think tank has said. Branded as "Fat Cat Wednesday" Will Paal and the team award themselves another great year or will he at... read more
I stayed and passed up a great job, better hours for less money, because I felt a loyalty and the greed that this gs are gonna pick up. They fired the most experienced guys in my field, my boss, coworkers etc. They had retirements thanks God. These... read more
Congratulations Schlumberger for doing in just a few years what we couldn't do in 50. Those Ponca City folds have been a thorn in our azzes for too long. RIP Smith Ponca
I've made it through all of these layoffs. Now I found a job I've been searching for. Completely different from oil & gas. Matches well with my intellectual interests, preferred location for me and family, preferred business type & work environment... read more
I know many of you have been lurking on this web site. So, why don’t you come out and tell us your side of the story? How did you feel about watching your colleagues and team members whose careers were about to be destroyed in front of your eyes?... read more
Lots of great comments on the previous thread, any more additions are welcome. Dude banks 18 mil salary and 5-6 mil each JAN with SLB shares - does he deserve that? Stock holders and Chairs read this, please comment your feelings......
Just like last year, you were again able to destroy so many careers and families this year. I give you a big hand for your astounding achievements in 2016. I don't have any doubt that you will succeed again in the following year too. You should be... read more
I have only been with this company for little time but seem to me it very badly managed. Much worse than other Schlumberger location. I'm told it used to be very better. Think I made big mistake coming here. Please give your thoughts.