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Halliburton Interview Questions in Houston, TX

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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    Senior Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Halliburton.

    Interview Details

    I applied on a Wednesday and received a call the following Thursday. I had a brief phone interview and was told I was a great candidate and would hear back soon to set up an interview. They called the next day and my interview was scheduled for the following Monday! The interview began as scheduled, however I quickly realized how over prepared I was. The questions and style of the interview were VERY relaxed and laid-back. It felt less like an interview and more like a nice chat about my work experience. As much as I had prepared, I wasn't expecting that since they are one of the biggest and most successful companies in the world. But like I've read in other reviews, this seems to be their style. The entire interview lasted about 30-45 min. In the end, I thought it went well and I was grateful to have had the experience. I sent a brief follow-up e-mail the next morning but never heard back. I only recently received a rejection letter via e-mail, 2 months after the in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult questions, but I was not expecting the interviewer to talk more than me. I learned a lot about the person and position, but they did not get to learn enough about me and how my skills and experience would value their department.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had the first round interview on campus, after applying to the company through our college website. I was a bit surprised since I did not visit them during career fair (their line was too long).
    The first round interview was with their college recruiting HR manager. Although it was STAR questions, the interview flows more likes a conversation than Q&A style.
    I was invited to a second round interview at Houston and it was a 2 day event. The first day was not an interview, we just went there and got to know the hiring managers, got a tour of the site and had dinner with some engineers.
    The second day we had the interviews. They were hiring 2 electrical engineers for the drilling department. I had 2 interviews with 2 different team. The interview really depends on the interviewer, the first guy I had was more technical orientated, so he asked how I would design a certain circuit, asked about systemverilog, simple DSP knowledge, and basic programming skill.
    The second interviewer focused on my previous projects. He asked me to draw out the circuit of a previous design I made. He also asked about other technical aspects of old projects that I have done.

    Side note: On the same day, there were also mechanical engineers interviewing for the company, they all had behavorial questions only.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a switching circuit.
      Things to consider while designing commercial LED light.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Management Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Halliburton.

    Interview Details

    It was a 2 day interview session. There were multiple occasions where you are being assessed. There was a dinner networking sessiond with top management, 10 min presentation on a topic of your choice, more 1-1 interviews and group assessments. Overall, be mentally prepared to be in your best condition for 48 hours straight

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle experienced staff who are resistance to the changes you are bringing   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technology Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have applied through the company's website.I have got a call from them after 5 weeks.A phone interview was scheduled for me.The interviewer has told me about the company and the work they do.Then i was asked to tell me about myself and my background.He was interested in my research work in parallel computing and asked to elaborate more on it.then i was asked to explain any other projects which i have done in the past.He asked me to rate myself for 10 points in several programming languages such java,c# and c++.

    He had also asked some technical questions such as difference between base class and interface in java,time complexity for finding an element in binary search tree.

    Interview Questions
    • time complexity for finding an element in binary search tree.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. It mainly focused on personality test and also behavior questions. It took about 40 minutes. The people are very nice and the interview was well-organized.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Halliburton in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Halliburton is quite like fella Schlumberger, an oil-service company that merely hires software developers. But Halliburton is not totally like his fella Schlumberger, they do not appear on Rice University's career expo. And they bring in info-sessions, as well as on-campus interview. Purely bluff, like fella Schlumberger. Purely non-technical questions, like fella Schlumberger. And you never know why you are ignore, why you are approached. I am in the first kind. One of my friend received an onsite invitation email, the email tells the date to go onsite, but without a time, a location. And the date has passed, quiet.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Interview Details

    Typical HR questions as of now, waiting to proceed in the interview process. What are your biggest challenges? Tell me a little about yourself? Where do you see yourself in this company?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in June. Got couple of calls from them in July and august and finally got an email in September to schedule a phone interview. Interviewed over phone with prospective team lead, who was a PhD chemist Sr. Technical lead. Asked details about my resume. Quick interview/ discussion lasted for 20 min. Got response within a day to schedule an on site visit. Went down to houston first week of October. They mentioned that they liked my previous experience and wanted someone like me to be in the team. Interviewed with 8 different members of the team the position was within including Sr. Chemists, team leads etc most of the questions were from what I have done previously or how I would fit in. Wasn't very hard. Pretty casual. Had lunch with team members and concluded the interview with one of the Sr. scientist who was also a hr rep. Very positive and good experience. Heard back within a week. HR lady said the team was interested in hiring but they can't due to stipulations in my visa. Otherwise a very casual interview process. Just be confident and make sure u portray ur interest in the position and the company. If it is genuine, that is. Do not hesitate to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What if you find that the job is not as challenging as you want it to be.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got the interview through university career services website. After a week got an email from the HR saying the interview is scheduled in two days on campus. The interviewer was very nice and helped me understand the questions after stating them. Since it was the first interview, all the questions were behavioral (about 12 or so questions). The first questions was "tell me about yourself", second was "what do you know about this position?". Then the interviewer moved on to basic behavioral questions such as "when was the time where you were asked something to do and you could not meet the target" and "tell me about an occasion in your experience where cultural influence or different cultures affected you".

    I did not get an offer since they were looking for geology majors and masters degree in geology as their preferred candidates, while I was B.S in engineering. I was actually surprised to be called for the interview. Great learning experience nonetheless.

    Interview Questions
    • Were you asked to change the work environment? and how did you go about doing it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Embedded Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a tour for the first night, and three 1-on-1 interviews in the second morning. Mostly went though the resume. Been asked several technical questions regarding digital electronics, analog electronics and dsp. Questions are not easy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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