Halliburton Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
576 Reviews

3.4
576 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
Dave Lesar
318 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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33 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1. 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Last Job

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    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator  in  Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Kilgore, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time for 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
  3.  

    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
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    Mud engineer

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    Former Employee - Mud Engineer  in  Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Mud Engineer in Midland, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time for less than a 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
  6. 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.

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Devil Wears Prada

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Global Opportunities; On site child care and fitness center.

    Cons

    My manager was equivalent to the boss in "The Devil Wears Prada." I was bullied, talked about and was forced to drive to their house at 10pm to pick up supplies. On at least 2 occasions, I was forced to work from that person's house with another coworker. Terrible micro management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Noncollaborative; all about managing up; tech company that lacks innovation and the spirit to make it happen.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    Opportunity to take on different roles frequently.

    Cons

    Noncommunicative management tending toward micromanaging and lack of trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your talented people the opportunity to fail or shine, with advocacy and mentoring. Your people are your greatest resource.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unnecessarily demanding and demeaning over simple tasks.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management Program  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Management Program in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Good money, nice facilities, good benefits

    Cons

    The people, the culture, the history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer praise where praise is due. Don't try to intimidate people into performing. Create a team atmosphere. It's a novel idea, I know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on your supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Duncan, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, OK

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    good benifits and vacatons. They seem to really care about their employees, it just seems that I was placed with a lousy supervisor.

    Cons

    it's sad to know that with virtually any job even a corporate one that you have to haggle to get your pay . You aparantly can't state your pay and them accept or deny infront of you they just say that trust me you'll be making way more than you did at your last job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i was lied to by my pgl (supervisor) about what my pay was going to be when I was hired on. Then we had no overtime wich he said was in over abundance which was only true for the first month. I also had issues with a single coworker, in which every one has, and it went as far as things getting physical for my pgl to seperate us after I repeatedly asked him to help solve the problem. I don't know what to advise other than have responsible people become supervisors, not sometime that is just qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Caldwell, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caldwell, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    This location is not in a big city. Their are quite a few good people to work with.

    Cons

    no raises based on your work. lied to about recieving bonuses. filthy commuter vehicle transportation. a few hours of sleep each night. they'll hire anybody. i mean anybody. Having to drive company vehicles with minimal sleep. Horrible pay with poor future raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the workers that work. They have families too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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