Halliburton

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A large company with a very personal touch.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional in Duncan, OK
Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional in Duncan, OK

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

Pros

Great benefits and great pay.
Friendly atmosphere where coworkers will work with you when you have questions or concerns about your projects.
Management tends to be very open.
There is rarely a time that I have felt bored or unneeded. I have generally always been busy or training.
Management encourages training and advancement in education, and the company will pay/reimburse you for your efforts.

Cons

Moving within the company can be very difficult, especially if management wants you in a particular position or location.
As with most large companies, it can also be hard to stand out from the crowd, but at the same time, there isn't a strong sense of competition, so this isn't a big issue.
The biggest problem for me, being in my mid 20s, was location. Duncan is a small town with little to do, so while I have few complaints about the job itself, it was not uncommon for me to be bored out of my mind, especially during the work week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish a more organized introduction for new employees. My first few months were confusing and unstructured, and I felt like I wasn't really learning anything about the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for some, not so for many

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Certain employees are "identified" as high performer, and get multiple promotions within short career term. Layoffs of good employees & technical staff are rare. Most people who are eventually laid off usually are lower performer, or jobs becomes redundant. A lot of contented employees that stay in company for greater than 30 years, which is rare in oil industry.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. If you are one of those non-identified employees, you will more than likely sit on the same position for years, until you seek your way out. Good thing is Halliburton is big enough that you can jump from one product line to another with little issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote lateral movement of employees, to not just sit stale at the same position for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay and tons of paid time off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Hobbs, NM
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Hobbs, NM

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, work only 34 weeks/year, 17 weeks off-duty + 1 additional week of vacation (all 18 off-weeks are paid for at 40 hours) TONS of work to get done--job security, excellent training programs, they invest a lot of money in training new/current employees, lots of different career opportunities to be able to move up to.

    Cons

    I've noticed a lot of employees don't stay for long because pay is definitely not competitive with competitors, poor communication amongst managers-to-employees and to other managers. I personally don't care how long the work hours are, the more, the better, it's what I signed up for and I'm here to make some serious money! Give me all the work you got!! :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effective communication is paramount in every business...I am sure YOU ALL KNOW THAT. I love working here...but the politics and the miscommunication and misinformation has got to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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