Halliburton Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits fair pay, awesome food at the camp (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is more work less life (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Typical big company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you work hard, but as with any big company, it can often be more about who you know then what you know. Benefits are pretty standard for the industry.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, inefficiencies and wasted time. With the oil prices dropping and layoffs running rampant you will see Halliburton try to become leaner. Good for the company overall, but bad for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the amount of external consulting that are brought in. External consultants are expensive and often head very little value.


  2. Great pay - hard life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic pay. The wage seems low initially but with the ridiculous overtime it stacks up quick. Great benefits and time off.

    Cons

    14-7 off is hard on families. Working 100+hours a week in a high stress environment burns a lot of people out.

    Advice to Management

    If possible use more 24 hour crews. Keeps the stress down on your hands and lets people get more than 3 hours of sleep.


  3. Right way, wrong way and the Halliburton way, Oh My

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Field Engineer in Montgomery, PA
    Former Employee - General Field Engineer in Montgomery, PA

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starter company to see the workings of the oil and gas industry. Training is good for ideal conditions and the co-workers are on your level.

    Cons

    Company is full of entitled kids out of college who want everything an experienced employee has work years for, Safety is a word Halliburton uses in place of common sense, don't turn your back on anything. Money is well below competitors and promises are the first thing to go when things get tight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and pay your experienced hands, the new ones out of school lack any creative thinking, ignore advise from the experienced. Go out and rehire your workforce you let walkout the door and pay them and let the new kids work beside them for a year or two, not 30 days before giving the new guys responsibility.


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  5. Associate Technical Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in New Iberia, LA

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great place to get your foot in the door of the oilfield industry.

    Cons

    High Responsibility and high liability do not match mediocre compensation when offshore. Upward movement is slow and diminishing. Office politics are extreme.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher qualified and higher educated employees what they are worth for the high level of work they are doing. Not cowboys! If an engineer goes offshore more than 100 days out of the year he/she should make $120k +. But instead field hands make 140+ for the same work. Makes absolutely no sense. There is a reason halliburton cannot hold on to quality engineers!


  6. Below average in almost everything

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - R&D in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging job, good colleagues to work with and always working on the next big thing, that keeps you sharp.

    Cons

    In general it's in the lower salary employer, no option to flexible working hours, completely forbidden working from home during business hours.


  7. MWD

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Casper, WY

    I worked at Halliburton (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    •Fairly extensive time and effort spent training new employees

    •Excellent benefits, decent pay

    •Coworkers are competent and professional

    Cons

    •Grueling lifestyle. Often in field for weeks without days off

    •Work locations are extremely isolated. The nearest restaurant is often over 80 miles away.

    •Managers are sometimes aloof and difficult to speak with

    •Complete lack of a schedule

    •Mountains of beauracratic paperwork required of field personnel results in extremely long hours

    •Unrealistic amount of personal time and effort required to complete yet more paperwork in order to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Streamline promotion process. Set a regular schedule for employees if you have any interest in their mental health and well-being. Office supervisors should have more contact with field personnel.


  8. Mud Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company provided good training program

    Cons

    Management treats you like a slave. Pays less than other companies for the same job. Overall instability. Would not recommend to a friend/family member

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees, treat them like human beings.


  9. Serious Work, Unprofessional Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gun Loader in Montgomery, PA
    Current Employee - Gun Loader in Montgomery, PA

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, matching 401k, fairly easy advancement with the proper education level.

    Cons

    Chain of command is strictly enforced. Will not be hesitant to lay people off.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the regulations of pay on which are set and not as a need basis.


  10. Low pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Pocasset, OK
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Pocasset, OK

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits aren't bad and there's plenty of work to do where I'm at. Plus the work isn't that hard once you get the hang of it.

    Cons

    Low pay and LONG hours make family life hard. I work six 12.5 hour days on with 3 days off. Plus we flip flop working days and nights.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay!!!


  11. IT Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to work with really smart people in the different product development companies

    Cons

    The IT group was poorly managed. A couple of the leaders behaved unprofessionally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing to clean house



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