Halliburton

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Great place to drift to the end of your career.

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Former Employee - Corporate IT in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Corporate IT in Houston, TX

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

Pros

They own a significant share of the O&G services market... so they'll survive no matter what they do wrong. Decent benefits. In some ways, a very innovative company.

Cons

Halliburton is, basically, a "neck down" company... as opposed to say Apple as an example of "neck up" company. The real cash cow is from hard, dirty work in the middle of nowhere... muscle, not brains.
Each PSL (division if you will) is autonomous and therefore consistency is almost non-existent. Land in the right PSL and you'll have a good job and a pretty good experience... wrong one, and it can be a real drag. Corporate is weak and seems to be a dumping ground for those who couldn't fit in at a PSL. I worked in Corporate and it was pretty hard to stay positive... a LOT of slackers just filling space until they retire and a lot of contractors with no motivation to do anything but make their billable hours last as long as possible. Some of the facilities are just dumps and the location I was posted was nicknamed "Halcatraz" because it resembled a prison in almost every way. Not a real motivator driving in each morning... but nice to see in the rearview.
Oh, and beware... the culture is one of "get along at all costs then backstab when the opportunity arises". You can stay forever if you never upset anyone or fail to "fit in"... by, for example, pointing out they are preventing progress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop shuffling the deck chairs and start putting management in place who truly care about delivering and assembling top staff to do so. A PMO manager who has never managed a project... but was just do for his next shuffle... really?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company overall but IT management uses intimidation, fear and bullying as techniques

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary; co-workers are very knowledgable and helpful; gym, daycare and cafeteria onsite; good structure and processes; management are decision makers

    Cons

    Don't trust IT management; high attritionrate; bosses perceived as bullies; contractors should expect to stay contractors although managers will entice people to stay with the old "everone's on track to become employees" bait and switch; don't trust anyone; gossip runs rampant and will be used against you even if untrue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many chiefs and not enough Indians to do the detailed work needed; IT management needs to be revamped since bullying, fear and intimidation are not accpetable methods of managing and incenting staff; outsourcing entire support process to Accenture was a mistake employees are paying for; BattleRed Project is a joke; be honest with staff and don't dangle possibility of employment in front of contractors if you only intend to maintain them on a long-term contract status; self starters and problem solvers watch out; you must check everything with your manager (whenever they are available) to see if you can to see if it's okay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it's ok

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Duncan, OK
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Duncan, OK

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    fair pay, good employees, lot's of opportunities

    Cons

    they spend too much money trying to expand the diversity of the company rather than compensate the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-evaluate mid management. they have let a lot of good employees walk away over pennies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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