Halliburton

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Highly political

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Work life balance, good proximity to suburbs in the west and south west of houston, away from downtown and galleria, competitive compensation

Cons

Highly political environment with very limited growth opportunities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Introduce skip meetings to get feedback about mid level managers and focus on quality of work from an individual rather than candidate's good looks and talking ability.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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
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    Kiss Your Life Goodbye

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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