Halliburton Interview Questions in Houston, TX

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015
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  1.  

    Field 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 2 daysinterviewed at Halliburton in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Really positive and laid back interview. This was a great experience that gave a true and honest insight into the work as a Field Engineer with Halliburton. Overall a great interview process. I was impressed by how personal the interview felt.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Halliburton in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was a total of 7 interviews including an presentation of my thesis research. The presentation was attended by the interviewers. The presentation was the main part of the selection process. I was being judged on how I dealt with questions that seemed very imposing on the outside but were very simple in nature. However, during the personal interviews, I was asked about the basics of electromagnetic theory and also whether I had rudimentary knowledge about oil wells.

    Interview Questions
    • What is image theory in electromagnetics?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    MWD Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Halliburton in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone call to come for interview I took the interview and about three weeks after got a job offer to start training. Training was all in house took aprox 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your past experience that makes u fit for this job   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation all pay was a set rate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The manager is friendly and asked every question basically based on my resume. So be prepared.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The position is in Singapore

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drilling Consultant I Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Halliburton in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    For this position, I was referred by an employee and former colleague. I corresponded with the hiring manager only during the interview and during subsequent conversations involving an extension of an offer and my acceptance. The reason for the lengthy duration of the entire hiring process was due to scheduling problems in also interviewing with the client that had particular interest in using me as a resource.

    I performed only one panel interview, in which I presented my past work, most desirable skills, and knowledge of Halliburton Consulting. The presentation subject outline was given to me before the interview, with little time to deviate at all. I would not suggest deviating anyways.

    The presentation was followed by a questioning period, which was performed predominantly by the 7 or so panelists involved in the interview. The hiring manager offered a solid summary of Halliburton Consulting's outlook and operational processes, which can be found on their website (I was quizzed briefly about one of these processes, in fact).

    Overall, the interview was enjoyable (save the question portion). Everyone was professional, encouraging, and acknowledged any difficult questions with a bit of humor, which was much appreciated. The final question - asked by the hiring manager - was the standard "Is there any reason why you would not accept this job if the offer was extended?" question.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you persuade an unconvinced Principal Drilling Engineer (a client) with two decades more experience than you to listen to a single input you make as a consultant and place you on his team?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I think it is always best to negotiate salary, but do not expect to get much more than the initial offer. I had a competing offer of a much higher value from another company, but was not offered any additional increase in salary by Halliburton Consulting upon signing with them. To be fair, a month later, Halliburton Consulting decided to go ahead and honor the higher salary offer, after I had already signed with their smaller initial offer. I do not know if this is internal policy or if this was given to me specially for reasons unknown to me, but it was a nice surprise regardless.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Instrumentation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Attended an info session, applied through school career services. Got a campus interview and the company sent email about the second interview. Being cheap, the second interview is only a phone interview. The HR told me that they are going to send me an email about the phone interview, bu they did not. The interviewer called 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled time and do not have my resume in front of them and tell me to summarize my work. The interview process of this company is very disorganized, leaving an impression that you are not valued much.

    Interview Questions
    • None, the interviewer is not even familiar with the company. Cannot answer even a simple question.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Unprofessional company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    SCMP 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

    On Campus Interview with the main recruiter. Lasted about one hour. Heard back within one week. Had two weeks to accept. Great experience, challenging and rewarding. Overall enjoyed my time there.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Halliburton.

    Interview Details

    It is ver simple and basic in term of behavior.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to leave your current position?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If they want you ask for anything because you will get it. The worst that can happen is that they will tell you no.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Technical Professional Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Halliburton in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The whole process last for 3 months. In May I received phone interview, and 2 months later went for the onsite interview, gave the presentation and interviewed with 4 people. one month later received the phone call of the results.

    Interview Questions
    • My research topic is different from what they are doing, so one person kept asking the question "why don't go to another area, why do you want to work here "when I gave the presentation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Halliburton in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1 hour phone interview focused on software basics followed by onsite interview with hiring manager, a dev manager from another team I would be working with, a senior developer, and then an architect. Each session was timed to exactly 30 minutes long, and there were other candidates there that day too going through the same pipeline. Interviews were all very conversational, though the architect did grill a little more on conceptual stuff.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked how I would handle sensitive shopping cart data in an ecommerce web application if the requirement was to be completely sessionless   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Low for the type of position offered, and at the very bottom end of my desired salary range. Gave them the option to increase offer but they declined to communicate further. Recommend discussing with them directly rather than relying on recruiter for negotiation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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