Halliburton Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Associate Fabricator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Halliburton (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is amazing, started off with 2 weeks paid vacation with the option to buy 3rd, Overtime isn't restricted...etc.

    Cons

    Lay-offs (frequently), Lack of work contributes to feelings of guilt, HR is one-sided, and drama is a natural occurrence between co workers.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule work at a more consistent pace.


  2. Nice benefits, poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, OK

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have a great benefit package, starting with 2-4 weeks paid vacation/year (depending on job level), top tier insurance, paid maternity leave after 1 year, and 26 days of paid sick leave. They value long-term employment and reward employee service with raises and upward mobility options. Corporate culture is very safety-oriented and performance-driven, so a motivated person would do well there.

    Cons

    The oil market is constantly fluctuating, which means that your job may be in danger if the market takes a downturn. Lower-level managers don't listen to their employees or take them seriously (even long-term employees who know their job well). Interdepartmental communications can be touchy. The phrase "walking on eggshells" comes to mind. Unless you take issues to HR or upper-level management, they will go unheard. If you do so, your supervisors will retaliate by assigning you all of the worst clients (instead of just a few, which is what most people have), changing your regular schedule so that you have to work hours that you previously stated you couldn't, and creating a hostile work environment in many other ways. I was fortunate not to have to deal with most of this, but I had to keep my nose clean and watch myself at all times. Many of my coworkers quit due to the poor management in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Create a system where employees can anonymously report business code of conduct violations and problems with management or supervisors. The official position is that there will be no retaliation for such actions, but it happens all the time. The management and supervisors in my department drove away many good workers. If nothing else, it's costing Halliburton thousands of dollars in training costs.


  3. Director, Hlobal Supply Markets

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, fast paced high energy, highly capable employees

    Cons

    Stressful, high pressure environment, political


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  5. Technical Professional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Victoria, TX

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

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

    Pros

    This position offers a ton of training and if you're looking to get your foot in the door in the oil and gas industry I would highly suggest this position. My degree is not in oil and gas and i know feel like i have the knowledge to pursue a career in this industry. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    As stated many other times, in a company this large it is easy to get lost. The amount of bureaucracy is absurd and many times it feels like the managers are bias one way or another. Also, while the salary is good, the amount of time put in for this job would generally require more compensation. Lastly, advancement opportunities are available they just require multiple lateral movements and relocations first.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and less bias when it comes to managing your employees. Promote or retain people based on merit rather than simply time with the company.


  6. Press Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Alvarado, TX
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Alvarado, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, close to home and great hours.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Good old boy company


  7. Big work place, itty bitty exposure to new technology or opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Halliburton

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great at Halliburton. In addition the work - life balance is great. If you are willing to move, then opportunities exist, but mostly exclusivly at headquarters which is in Houston. It is such a large organization that you're going to find people that you love here, and some that are very talented. Your regional managers change every two years, which means sometimes they are great. You can manage your workload and volunteer to be on special tasksforce. The applause system works in your favor since you fix peoples issues. Opportunity for some training exists, like project management (pmp). To my surprise, safety is very important there.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and the lazy people that hide behind it will cause you grief because of how long it takes to change things. The red tape is everywhere from administrative Hr to your own department to other departments. In this particular role exposure to newer technology is limited to non-existent. Since, your regional managers change every two years, sometimes you will be stuck with someone who doesn't know what they're doing. Workload is the same issues, unless you seek out more. HR is inundated with everyone trying to increase their pay, that unless your role is business critical, it won't happen even if you are talented and have backing from regional managers.

    Advice to Management

    Ultimately, I left because of your constent rolling layoffs. (Poor personell planning throughout every department) I didn't feel safe from being let go. I was unable to get pay that matched my skills or find any local opportunities. Your budgeting system sucks. Don't spend any money in the beginning, then buy frivolously and feverishly at the end. We ended up with a golf cart and a rolling TV cart that wouldn't fit in our elevators one year. The red-tape is infinite.


  8. Not a dream company, but you can get lots of benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very competitive salary, lots of loads of training and development, ability to learn lots of things about the industry, serve big players in O&G industry, most colleagues are reliable and supportive, global competencies and global-scaled training.

    Cons

    Management can be quite deceitful, very high demand company, advance training is not assured, no schedule whatsoever, some colleagues are not reliable and not supportive, promotion and development outside US are unclear.


  9. Old Employee

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience with the latest in practices & softwares.

    Cons

    No clear steps for career progress.


  10. Methods Analyst

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

    I worked at Halliburton

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience of manufacturing in oil/gas. Great facility.

    Cons

    Work is mundane and workload could be overbearing at times.


  11. Manufacturing Engineer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good hands on experience. Wide field of learning through the manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Management has no focus. Culture fragmented and improvements don't stick.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on long term employment. Need to be willing to pay well for experienced employees.



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