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Halliburton Interview Questions & Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Logistics Manager Interview

Logistics Manager
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Halliburton in November 2010.

Interview Details – The Hiring process was very long, it took over 6 months to set me up.

The interviewer was not familiar with the job to be filled. he was sitting in for the man in charge.

Interview Question – Unfortunately no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very frustrating due to the internal decision making process


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Drilling Consultant I Interview

Drilling Consultant I
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Production Group Leader Interview

Senior Production Group Leader
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Halliburton in February 2013.

Interview Details – A phone, trip to Houston, Tx. Met with entire manufacturing management team (Quality, Safety, Engineering, CI).

Interview Question – None. I prepare for these types of interviews.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The company gave me exactly what I was asking.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Halliburton in January 2014.

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

Interview Question – Whether I am prepared to go to work in Singapore   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The position is in Singapore


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Instrumentation Engineer Interview

Instrumentation Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – None, the interviewer is not even familiar with the company. Cannot answer even a simple question.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Unprofessional company


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Reservoir Engineer Interview

Reservoir Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Halliburton in June 2012.

Interview Details – Gave a presentation, discussed with 6-7 persons, had a lunch together; and got the offer one month later.

Interview Question – Questions are ok.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I talked about greeen card application thing only.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineer Co-op Interview

Mechanical Engineer Co-op
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Halliburton in September 2012.

Interview Details – I got the interview by applying online. I had email and phone conversations with the recruiter. The recruiter then put me in touch with the hiring boss. I had a face to face interview with the boss. I was offered the job on the spot. I then waited a week to respond with my acceptance. My only complaint was the internal requisition request took too long.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Technical Professional Interview

Senior Technical Professional
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Asked how I would handle sensitive shopping cart data in an ecommerce web application if the requirement was to be completely sessionless   View Answer

Reason 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.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Supply Chain Interview

Supply Chain
Houston, TX

I applied online and interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details – It is ver simple and basic in term of behavior.

Interview Question – 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.

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