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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

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

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.

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional

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

    Pros

    great company to work for & offer the best hands on training

    Cons

    pay little less than other major oil energy service companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company with lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company that offer a wide variety of positions and locations.

    Cons

    Large corporate structure which means advancements often takes time.

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