Working in oil-rich countries: NEED ADVICESubmitted by b5thomas7 on Sun, 11/15/2009 - 03:24
Hi all, I'm a senior mechanical engineering student graduating this spring. I'm applying for field engineering jobs at several companies. (Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Smith International...) This position is the only career that I've found that has many openings and is hiring recent grads with no experience. Unfortunately, many of the jobs are in less-than-stable areas. (Middle East: Oman, Saudi Arabi, Dubai, Qatar..., and South Africa) I would love to hear from anyone who has lived/worked in these areas or for these companies. What areas are safe-What are they like in general? How are these companies to work for?
I know Halliburton has a terrible name as far as the M.I.C., but I think their oil operations in Texas would be fine. To be fair, most of their business comes from providing oil services and products to private companies.
Any other types of jobs/companies hiring recent mechanical engineering grads would be great too.