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Halliburton Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
567 Reviews

3.4
567 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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313 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, Low taxes compared to taxes in new york (in 23 reviews)

  • First class safety and driving program, good benefits and top notch equipment (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometimes lack support to get large projects completed (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big name, work slowly

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

    Pros

    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Poor compensated and slow promotion process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for young people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rough environment but good pay and benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field
    Current Employee - Field

    Pros

    Once you become familiar with the different people in the different crews it's a pretty fun job. The pay is awesome and there is a lot of room to grow and move up within the company.

    Cons

    I sometimes feel like my education in the particular field I studied for is wasted and I'm becoming pigeonholed in the oil industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real complaints. Maybe try being a little more fair with entire staff and stay away from favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to start a career and you can make good money if your at the right location.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Operator  in  Homer City, PA
    Current Employee - Service Operator in Homer City, PA

    Pros

    This is good place to start and get introduced into the oil field. I wouldn't recommend staying more than a couple of years at max. Also a good company to work for if you want to move around to a different part of the country or the world.

    Cons

    Depending on your work schedule can conflict with a normal life. Not ideal working hours if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on employees and compensation, could cause less turn around and increase revenue from happy workers and not having to hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow to industry changing environment as far as compensation, technological improvements and overall efficiency

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

    Pros

    Relatively more job security than other companies when business is slow.

    Cons

    Poor management; lots of good old boy stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recruitment and compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer)  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good people to work with in the field. Decent accommodations. I was hired out school. Good place to start off at and learn the business. Halliburton has good safety expectations. If you like to travel, there are plenty off opportunities.

    Cons

    Bad communication, Hard to get promotion, bad management. If you know somebody, you can move up fast, if not you're stuck Very short staffed. Bad training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a job is coming up, don't wait until the last minute to notify employees. There needs to be better communication as a whole. If you want to keep your employees, keep up with the competition's salary and day rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly political

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Highly political environment with very limited growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company great - Managers, not so much

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rating 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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician  in  Caldwell, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Caldwell, TX

    Pros

    All 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%.

    Cons

    All 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Engineer

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

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, room for advancement, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, people seem expendable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees needs and wants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all about the bottom line

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yearly review is a sham, managers don't even know who you are and rate your performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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