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A stepping stone

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Halliburton full-time

Pros

Very friendly working atmosphere because of the good employees.

Cons

There need to be more room for vertical advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Salary can be more competitive!!!

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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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    24/7 rig site job

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    Current Employee - Logger  in  Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Logger in Lafayette, LA

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

    Pros

    You can make good money, but you are going to be working a lot to get it. They hire just about anyone, and they don't waste much time when it comes to sending offer letters.

    Cons

    It's a 24/7 job. The management of Sperry, the side that does mud logging and mwd is very unorganized. You will be called out at the last minute a lot, only to make it to the rig and find out that the managers knew days ago but forgot or waited to tell you. They will tell you there isn't any work, 2 hrs later they will tell you they need you at a rig tomorrow, and 2 hrs after that they will tell you nevermind. I think they do it on purpose to the new people just to see how much they can get away with. Not a lot of opportunities to move out of the field and into a more technical role. No work/life balance, especially in the first year. The promotion system makes it very arduous to move up. It's good if you want to make some good money for a few years after school, but after that you may want to move on. After a few years the salary doesn't match the amount of work you perform. They lose about 25% of the field hands per year, either because they are overworked, don't like the job, or don't see where they can move up. From what I've seen Schlumberger (geoservices) pays more, has better technology, better training, and more capable personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a few more managers in place in order to provide better communication to the field guys, which would help them deliver a better product. One manager can't successfully manage 6 rigs.
    Lower the attrition rate. The company spends a lot of money to orientate people to the job only to have them leave after 6 months because they're either overworked or find better options elsewhere. People that grew up in the area and don't have many options may stay, but the sharp qualified people from other states that have degrees might have more options and not want to stick around when they work 3/1 repeatedly. Is it cheaper to repeatedly lose and hire new people or to keep the people that you hired for a long time so they can fully develop the skills needed to exceed at this job?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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