This is my first post on here (have browsed a bit), and I was just asking for any advice you may have about my situation.
Background: Mechanical Engineer from GATech who has worked 4 years in industry. I have been a Frac Engineer for Schlumberger.
Goal: I would like to expand past just Fracturing, however in Schlumberger (OFS), this is very difficult. I would like a broader take on the industry as a whole.
Situation: Basically I have a chance to move into the Schlumberger Business Consulting group. Consulting would be very new to me, which I’m OK with, however I am seeking the advice of some people that moved from industry to consulting and then back into the industry. The reason I ask is because I do like working in the industry, and there are 2 options I see:
1) I like consulting and stay in it for a while.
2) A possibility consulting for me a relatively short term (less than 5 years) position that will allow me to experience other aspects of the industry and then potentially move back into the industry in a segment other than just fracturing.
I have 2 questions:
1) What is the reputation of SBC in general?
2) Has anyone done option 2 above before? (Does not matter if it’s in Oil/Gas.)
Any feedback would be appreciated.