Halliburton

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  1.  

    Worst experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible office personnel to field personnel relationship.

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    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Field engineer

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort Lupton, CO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort Lupton, CO

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

    Pros

    Good training and exposure to the industry. Lots of experiences they well help to develop you as an engineer in the petroleum industry.

    Cons

    Extremely long and tiring hours and loads of driving. management treats you like a piece if meat. Lowest pay in the industry

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Technology research is directionless

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    Current Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive.
    North belt campus is pleasant and modern: child care, employee gym, peaceful landscaping, nice cafeteria. Free coffee and espresso in every break room, and a TV tuned to Fox News.

    Cons

    Management is authoritative with a distinct hierarchy structure. Research workforce is green, lots of PhDs and very few people with energy services experience. Project teams appear directionless with organizational factions arguing over responsibilities and project direction. Safety culture is extremely restrictive to getting any work done, and decisions almost seem arbitrary. administrative and career tasks detract from project work. People do not return phone calls and generally do not share your urgency in performing tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in HSE, they prevent project work from getting done! Focus employees on project work and give them a break from personnel reviews, bureaucratic nonsense, and safety road blocks. Hire someone with experience to lead projects, because no one here has a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Kiss Your Life Goodbye

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    Former Employee - Operator Assistant II in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant II in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance. They will pay you an insulting amount for the hours that you work. In 1 years time, you will have worked the equivalent of 2. So if you never want to be home or be with family or friends, then this job is for you!

    Cons

    14+ hour work days. On call schedule, they can call you 24/7. We worked a 6 day on rotation. I worked in both the Cement and FRAC departments. FRAC is straight slave labor and the job security is low. Every year we had lay-offs. Cement is more stable as we never had any layoffs. Halliburton just wants bodies, they do not care about you or your family life. If you are single and do not want a life, then this job is for you. Field employee's do not get even a yearly raise. You must hold a certain position to even get a yearly raise. Your raises are based off of "competencies". Service leaders or supervisors are "Raters". They are the ones who determine if you are competent for a raise. They tell you to work on your "Competency Books". Well, when you complete them, it is difficult to get them to review it and sometimes they will even tell you that they do not have any "Raters" to determine your skills. This company is straight slave labor. I would rather work at mcdonalds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ideal Place If You Have No Ambition In Life

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    If you have no ambition in life; If you want to work for 35 years with the same company; If you are satisfied with doing the same thing over and over again; If you have no plans to further your education or get your professional certification; If you don't have a mind of your own; If you only know how to say YES!; Then this is the right place for you.

    Cons

    If you show any sign that you want to grow and develop yourself, technically or professionally; or you are aspiring to become a manager someday, you will be labelled as over ambitious, then they will cook up allegations against you, set you up and fire you........even if the allegation is ridiculous.

    Also, if you are a minority of the darker specie, especially if you are from the Motherland, you are most likely never going to grow beyond the low level position for which you were hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some of the brightest and the best people; hard working and very dedicated. Do well to keep them. Stop frustrating them to the point where they either leave on their own or you let them go under questionable circumstances. Your loss is and will always be other company's gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible! Misleading!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    You come across a lot of great people (the ones who haven't quit or are on the outs to quitting). You also build a great business network while speaking to different carriers.

    Cons

    Management tries to run the show when they have no idea what's going on.
    They expect you to work 24/7, 365, with no extended appreciation and lack of help.
    When you are a salaried employee and if you don't have manager after your title, they will run you INTO the ground.
    They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation"... I was promised many things and it was all false.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you put INTEGRITY in your core values, show it. I get that Halliburton is a HUGE international company and all of your employees are just a number, but your camps lose out on so many good employees because of lack of integrity. It seems as though it's who you know within the company to get promoted, and some managers do a lot of butt kissing to get to the top... even if they are entirely incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    3 years of wasted time.

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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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