Location: Midland, Texas, USA
Start Date: 2011
Since joining Schlumberger in 2011, Lindsey has moved frequently without changing locations.
Starting as a field engineering trainee in the US Permian Basin, Lindsey progressed over four years to General Field Engineer, then moved into Human Resources (HR) as Field Training Champion for US Land. Next, she was back in Operations as Service Delivery Manager, coordinating job execution with the field, and 10 months later she took a Sales related position.
Today, Lindsey is back in HR as Field Development Engagement Manager for North America Land. “I work closely with people in the field and their managers to make sure that there is active engagement between them, especially when it comes to career progression and competency training for field employees.”
Even though all of this has been in one geographic location, Lindsey has crossed several functional borders. “I have been able to see so many different parts of the company through my positions, including HR, Operations and Sales.”
Staying in one location hasn’t prevented Lindsey from experiencing Schlumberger’s exceptional diversity. “It has been an awesome experience learning about everyone’s diverse backgrounds and creating a large network of friends around the globe.”
Asked if gender has been a factor in her career so far, Lindsey is philosophical: “People face challenges in every job and in every industry. I have not found that being a woman has held me back or made me face any more challenges than my male co-workers do. Schlumberger really supports women and their advancement.” For Lindsey, the important thing is to stay positive and let go of self-doubt. “It’s important to find your edge in life and cultivate it. Don’t round out your edges or hide them away. Your edge gives you strength and sets you apart from the pack. Go in and give it your all and make your mark.”