Halliburton

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Halliburton Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
663 Reviews
3.4
663 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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Review Highlights

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
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level (in 42 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    3 years of wasted time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good 401k match. 3-4% raises if you get one. You are pressured to lie about the short comings of your manager and supervisors. All of mine did not earn their posts. If you know someone then you are probably going to end out ahead of some one who is good at their job, but isn't related to someone in management.

    Cons

    Its a great place to work if you are really good at kissing butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not royalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work. They treat their people like pieces of meat.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Brighton, CO

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

    Pros

    The money is good. Period.

    Cons

    Excessively long hours. Low hourly wage but with over 100 hours per week, it adds up. As part of the new hire training, the camp manager comes in to tell you that you're all replaceable. No value placed on the people on the ground floor doing the work at all. No appreciation shown for being away from your families 18+ hours per day. No sense of security working there, people get fired for incidents that could be handled in other ways. When you start getting any seniority this is especially true. They don't like to have people that have over 10 years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start showing your people they matter. Show some appreciation that they have to spend long hours each day away from their families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management - everything you read is true about ethics issues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company, multinational, lots of different subsidiaries - room to move up or move around

    Cons

    ethical wasteland - managers willing to sacrifice anything to get ahead
    witnessed illegal activities - retaliation when questioned
    short-term focus - three years is a long assignment - no long-term growth in vision
    sales is considered a 'profit center' but r&d technologists a major expense....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What you're doing is NOT sustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Find a Company that cares about you!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Mechanical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Mechanical Technologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits nothing else, If your starving take a job

    Cons

    They will let you go in a heartbeat if you get old or have health conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a brain!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Dream" job turned nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    The money was somewhat decent (although seemingly not the most competitive) and the benefits were not shabby.

    Cons

    A sink-or-swim environment where you will wade through hidden politics, lies, distrust, and fear.

    Diversity is a buzz word. There are times when you'll hear quite a bit of negative remarks that are targeted towards minority groups (women, LGBT, individuals w/ disabilities, racial minorities, etc). Unless the policy has changed, only opposite-sex partners are eligible for company health benefits. Then again, I really shouldn't be that surprised... it's Halliburton, not Google.

    Not a very positive atmosphere overall. No one really seemed to care about the mission/vision (whatever that is). Most people come to work in the mornings, work during lunch, and try to cram as much as they can so that they can (hopefully) leave early.

    Work/life balance is virtually non-existent so be prepared to be stressed out. You won't find many employees volunteering their time to stay later because it's pretty much required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the 21st century. Learn to adapt to a new workforce and how to recruit/retain them. You'll lose stars/potential stars/good employees under stagnant policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work for this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They do have good health insurance

    Cons

    The only way the company like to save money is by taking it way from its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Last Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Kilgore, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pay and compensation were great. Great insurance and 401k plan. That's about the only pro I feel I can mention

    Cons

    Cut throat company. Does not communicate well with employees. I was laid off 8 days before Christmas without any notice. Do Yes I'm just a little bitter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    -good training structured training program for incoming engineers
    -good benefits

    Cons

    -low pay compared to competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mud engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mud Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Mud Engineer in Midland, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Super nice co workers.. great benefits

    Cons

    Poor management nothing ever planned out. Very high turn over rate company will run you into the ground. I was lied to on multiple occasions and was told were i was going to have to live. ever had proper equipment to do the job engineers fought over chemicals to do there jobs and if they had it first guy there took most of it to hold himself over till they order more again 2-3 months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a look at you management the ones that are suppose to be planning out the work are more worried about getting home or to the bar . Very high turn over rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Halliburton audits and monitors work hours of professional employees- mandated to work in the office for min. 9 hrs/day.

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    Fair benefits, interesting, smart, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    A top executive recently went on a campaign/office tour to alert employees that management is monitoring employee hours (by badge time in/out) to ensure all employees are in the office working for 9 hours a day (includes lunch). Employees were firmly informed that those who do not comply will be terminated. Quotes from the meeting: "All employees are easily replaceable." "Halliburton does not have a work at home policy." At one meeting, one employee posed the question "I routinely have to work at home to collaborate with employees on the other side of the globe. What then?" The response was "That's your job." So, any hours worked at home is your contribution to the company.

    Furthermore, any doctor's appointment needs comes from an employees sick time (vacation time if child is sick.) If you are looking for a place to work that is progressive, trusting, and inspiring.. this is no the company for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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