Halliburton Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Halliburton review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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

    They offer good pay for very little experience, and in most cases they are willing to train you and pay for training. They also offer good benefits for myself and family.

    Cons

    There is a lot of overtime, and I worked one hundred and twelve hours per week on average. There isn't enough structure.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst job i have ever had!

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Mechanical in Homer City, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Mechanical in Homer City, PA

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The tasks are not difficult or back breaking. Its nothing more than a glorified jiffy lube that will quickly bore a real technician.

    Cons

    Everything your told is a bold face lie. There is always a major road block for promised pay raises & advancements.

    Advice to Management

    STOP LIEING TO EMPLOYEES ABOUT THEIR LIVELY HOOD TO LINE YOUR OWN POCKETS!

  3. Helpful (1)

    God this place was aweful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

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

    Pros

    The work hours are social, unless you have to go to the field. The workforce is young which is energetic.

    Cons

    Leadership is severely lacking from the ground up. Nobody smiles here. Everybody is scared to ask the pertinent questions so most work becomes sub-standard.

    Advice to Management

    Management is bi-modal careening from over bearing micro management to forgetfulness. Replace your staff quickly and retain all your people.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Frac Hand in Hobbs, NM
    Former Employee - Frac Hand in Hobbs, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Good people that you work with.

    Cons

    Everything else. Pay sucks benefits could be alot better for the size of company need to give raises when promised. Just sucks they work you like a dog and get paid crap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy. And you will keep them around.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Bad experience working young field leads making lots of money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY

    I worked at Halliburton (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    There can be good money to be made if you care to sacrifice your life to be in the remote locations where they are drilling.

    Cons

    You will be bunking with people you may not want to know, let alone living with them. They will be your family whether you like it or not. The young leads often get there by someone they know or by someone which liked them and were groomed. They turn out to be very bad leaders. The office personnel only listen to the leaders on site. If anything goes wrong, the accusers don't go into the office with you so they don't have any skin in the game to try and make things work. They can say whatever they won't to the office and the office with be the ones taking action. Subordinates have very little sway no matter what the circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    Require the leads to go to the office along with the subordinates when they perform a bad review to the subordinates. They need accountability. They are often too much taken for their word by the supervisors in the office without any recourse

  7. Helpful (4)

    Toxic Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door in the O&G industry and learn. Global company so lots of international opportunities if you can get them.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like children. Middle management plays favorites heavily so if you not considered an anointed one, your career is pretty much a dead end. Strict no-work at home policy with no exceptions. They also monitor when you come and go during business hours despite level of productivity and hours worked at night and on weekends. Benefits are average for industry. There are good people that work here but, for the most part people are heavily territorial and politics is soaked in at every aspect of work here. Overall, calling Halliburton a rat race culture would be an insult to rats.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a waste of time to give advice as it will not be taken.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't work for the IT department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    was a good location for me, close to home. Starbucks onsite

    Cons

    outsourcing big time. Accenture has deep root in the IT department. outsource a lot of work to Accenture in India or Accenture onsite, end up spend more money and time to do IT project. but they have money, who cares.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing it, company got tons of money to wast anyway.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

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

    Pros

    The people you work around are great people that will go well beyond to help you learn your job.

    Cons

    Claim saftey is the top priority and every work has stop work authority but when you try to put a truck with bald tires out of service you will be fired even though they tell you it's the right thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your word don't change your story every 5 minutes

  10. Helpful (2)

    Worst experience

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

    I worked at Halliburton

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, on site food court, gym and daycare (not free)

    Cons

    Continuous threat of lay offs, cold atmosphere full of cubicles, employees with unfriendly attitudes. Not a "family oriented" company , VP's don't care about employees. I didn't realize I was way under paid until I was recently hired with another oil/gas company.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Horrible office personnel to field personnel relationship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They have great benefits and you can make a lot of money if you work in the field.

    Cons

    If you are in the field, you have uneducated unprofessional employees in a lead role. They do not have leadership experience, only job related experience. If something goes wrong on the job site, they are quick to point to their subordinates because of their lack of confidence.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in understanding what is really going on in the field. Find leaders to fill the lead role. Try to find more educated employees (this isn't necessary if employee is mature enough to fill the role).

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