Halliburton
3.3 of 5 540 reviews
www.halliburton.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Halliburton Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.3 540 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar

Dave Lesar

(300 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Educational and diverse

    Lab Tech (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, up to 5-6% 401K match after 2 or 3 yrs. No bonus. Safety is number one. Train on the job and easy access to sources and processes. No night time management as of now (but beware a couple people who will call the manager to complain if not everyone is pulling their weight.)

    ConsLower pay than other companies. Micromanaged. Current manager nit-picks EVERYTHING and is dis-honest and will say whatever it takes to get what he wants. PE and Cmt have no budget to work with. Can only be rated up to one level above your current role. Unable to market yourself in the lab, as you have very limited exposure. Very hard to move up because the company only wants to hire new college Engineer grads, won't promote Lab Techs. Schedule has changed THREE times in less than two years. Hours have been cut so cannot make the overtime to truly compensate the lower pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly political

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsWork life balance, good proximity to suburbs in the west and south west of houston, away from downtown and galleria, competitive compensation

    ConsHighly political environment with very limited growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce skip meetings to get feedback about mid level managers and focus on quality of work from an individual rather than candidate's good looks and talking ability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company great - Managers, not so much

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, decent pay, very flexible when family members are hospitalized. The executive team tries to be transparent to its employees.

    ConsRating and ranking is VERY subjective and not always based on the stated goals and objectives of the job title. Regardless of if the employee met or exceeded goals and objectives, the rating can still be "does not meet objectives". Managers take out their personal feelings about the employee in their rating, which is salary affecting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider re-training managers in effective assessments and how to coach employees throughout the year. Hold the managers to the same subjective evaluations to show them the effect it has on employees - then give them the true rating based on stated goals and objectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place, if you don't want a personal life.

    Electronics Technician (Current Employee)
    Caldwell, TX

    ProsAll the overtime you could ever want and then some. The benefits are ridiculously in expensive. I am married and have two kids may total monthly health care contribution for a complete PPO is $168.13. They will match your 401 up to 6%.

    ConsAll the overtime you could ever want and then some. As an Electronics Technician, I average 90 to 100 hours week, this is good for the bank account but I don't have the personal time to spend any of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the good ol' boy network and things would be alot better. Take training seriously and don't just trow your employees to the wolves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Field Engineer (Current Employee)
    Odessa, TX

    ProsJob security, benefits, room for advancement, good pay

    ConsLong hours, people seem expendable

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employees needs and wants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's all about the bottom line

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork independently, but part of a team. You are responsible for you leg of the team, the team comes together to execute a job. Good satisfaction when the job has been completed successfully.

    ConsLoooong hours. 24/7/365. Revenue Revenue Revenue. You are just a number. Good ol' boy network survives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYearly review is a sham, managers don't even know who you are and rate your performance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Halliburton is an exciting job, but steals your time.

    Field Professional - Wireline (Current Employee)
    New Iberia, LA

    ProsFast pace, dynamic, and pays well.

    ConsTime consuming, lack of respect for personnel, not much time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more respect to employees, and care about them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Accountant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Enviorment, good leadership skills, good benefits, execellent career building and opportunities.

    ConsComute to work, low bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore developmental training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just another day in the oilfield

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits , descent play.

    ConsCrap management, poor quality. And poor management again

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    Journalism/Editorial/Documentation (Former Employee)
    Carrollton, TX

    ProsIt's a well known, fairly stable company. It's easy to have work-life balance because Halliburton doesn't really have external clients, at least in our department. Work ends at 5pm, and the office turns into a ghost town after that. The proximity to Addison makes for easy commuting or hanging out after work. Some of my coworkers were really nice.

    ConsAlthough a stable employer, Halliburton does have a few issues. First, the Carrollton office feels so ancient, in a 1970s office/industrial park. As another reviewer mentioned, this company does have a prevalent "white good ole boys" atmosphere. Halliburton was not big on diversity, at least in my department.

    In our department, there was not much room for advancement. Although the pay was okay, it could be better, especially for non-tech staff. But the biggest issue was that the company offers no formal training. The management is resistant to change and new ideas. Yet this type of mindset is common in the oil and gas sector.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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