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Fast learning but not fast growth

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Current Employee - Lab Tech  in  Caldwell, TX
Current Employee - Lab Tech in Caldwell, TX

Pros

Great benefits, up to 5-6% 401K match after 2 or 3 yrs. No bonus in Lab. Safety is number one. Train on the job with easy access to sources and processes. Employee stocNo night time management as of now.

Cons

Low pay as compared to other companies. Frac and cement have no budget to work with. Can only be rated up to one level above your current role. Unable to market yourself in the lab, as you have very limited exposure. Very hard to move up because the company only wants to hire new college Engineer grads,rarely promote Lab Techs. Schedule has changed THREE times in less than two years. Hours have been cut so cannot make the overtime to compensate the lower pay. The facility is located in a small town 30 miles from the nearest desired city to live.

Micromanaged: The current manager as of Aug 2013 started his position on a power trip and his lack of prior management experience delivers his personal need to gain control through empty threats and can be unnecessarily demanding and unfair.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep a tighter rope on your managers as they cut corners, increasing the workload of employees and knowingly make it a tense work environment. Allow for immediate raises once employees have exceeded competences beyond their role or have broken out. And quit changing the hours/schedule so much.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Halliburton

  1.  

    Chaos incarnate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Hmm... Pros? They find some nice people. Lots of mindless busy work to zone out to. Pay is OK, but no advancement unless you're cherry picked, which is almost never.

    Cons

    Frequent and random layoffs of good people, way too many systems, no order, lots of propaganda and self back-patting. Very little recognition for a good job, little enforcement on regs because the are too many misplaced and made up rules. Imagined self importance. Like a buzzword poster will change the amount of accidents. Always trying to hide illegal things behind carefully crafted words to make it not look so bad. Tightwad budget for things like necessary travel. No transparency. Extreme turnover. No inspiration for education. Bosses will block your movement to another dept. even when they're not supposed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute one master system to organize personnel and documents. Not 100+ systems for days entry. Can't find anything. Also, allow telecommutes!! Keep up with today if you want to keep your peons. Look to companies outside oil for inspiration. Treat your managers with RESPECT instead of bullying them and expecting 24/7 unpaid service. Too many overpaid VPs. Quit auto deleting everyone's emails like a massive paper shredder...Dumbest system ever...unless you're a lawyer. Quit basing the raise of the individual on the department as a whole. Success should be celebrated, not rubber stamped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My opinion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer)  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good people to work with in the field. Decent accommodations. I was hired out school. Good place to start off at and learn the business. Halliburton has good safety expectations. If you like to travel, there are plenty off opportunities.

    Cons

    Bad communication, Hard to get promotion, bad management. If you know somebody, you can move up fast, if not you're stuck Very short staffed. Bad training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a job is coming up, don't wait until the last minute to notify employees. There needs to be better communication as a whole. If you want to keep your employees, keep up with the competition's salary and day rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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