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Halliburton Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.3 546 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar

Dave Lesar

(302 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • good benefits work not that hard climate control environment in mgf(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation"(in 20 reviews)

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

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    Senior IT Applications Analyst/Developer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsA good stable organization, has come a long way to become stable and offers good total rewards. The organization has global footprint which allows staff to work with different cultures. Good transparency for job classifications and packages.

    ConsSenior Management is very protective to their positions; they do not offer a lot of vertical career development. International assingments are not offered for IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have expand the offering of career development beyond local resources and allow for others to grow.

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice starting bonuses and compensation

    Constraining is a bit slow

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    Dependable company that has proven to be reliable.

    Service Coordinator (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsTreat employees well and work hard at bringin in new tallent.

    ConsForward Focus changes daily. Atrition is high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand behind your plans of development training. Support your mid-level management more.

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

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    Treated well, paid average.

    Technical Advisor (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsBenefits are great, stock purchase plan is a bonus, 401K and matching program is competitive. A safe company that treats you well.

    ConsPay leaves something to be desired. Would love more time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore distinct career path for engineers, pay raises.

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

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    Associate Technical Professional (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company to work for & offer the best hands on training

    Conspay little less than other major oil energy service companies

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

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    Fast learning but not fast growth

    Lab Tech (Current Employee) Caldwell, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, up to 5-6% 401K match after 2 or 3 yrs. No bonus in Lab. Safety is number one. Train on the job with easy access to sources and processes. Employee stocNo night time management as of now.

    ConsLow pay as compared to other companies. Frac and cement 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,rarely promote Lab Techs. Schedule has changed THREE times in less than two years. Hours have been cut so cannot make the overtime to compensate the lower pay. The facility is located in a small town 30 miles from the nearest desired city to live.

    Micromanaged: The current manager as of Aug 2013 started his position on a power trip and his lack of prior management experience delivers his personal need to gain control through empty threats and can be unnecessarily demanding and unfair.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a tighter rope on your managers as they cut corners, increasing the workload of employees and knowingly make it a tense work environment. Allow for immediate raises once employees have exceeded competences beyond their role or have broken out. And quit changing the hours/schedule so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment, friendly colleagues, tasks assigned seemed less challenging due to excellent training, good supervisor

    ConsSalary was lower than expected for the position, politics with senior management and staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease increase your salary. It's really low for an oil service company! And change the dirty politics tactics

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

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    Technical Professional

    Technical Professional (Current Employee) Lafayette, LA

    ProsTime off schedule is great, flexible working hours within my department are nice. Direct management cares about employees and makes sure they are happy. Benefits are very good.

    ConsSometimes you have to work weekends offshore. Base pay could be a little higher. Having to be on call means it is very hard to schedule events without taking vacation for them.

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

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    Supply Chain

    Associate Technical Professional (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat opportunities abroad in all different locations. Compensation in expat benefits competes to be the best in the industry. Work life balance will be sacrificed when first starting out, but that is the case at most companies. In supply chain, they promote from within and quickly - if you log in the time and commitment, it doesn't go unnoticed.

    ConsOverall strategy is weak between field operations and supply chain. however leadership is working to change this and change can be noticed. While Halliburton promotes fast and quickly, sometimes the change management process can be difficult to adapt to when you manager is changing once to twice a year.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter integration from field to supply chain/manufacturing.

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

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    Field Engineer

    Field Engineer - Wireline (Former Employee) Williston, ND

    ProsGreat benefits, lots of work with a good schedule.

    ConsFelt like I was just a number.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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