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OK - but could be better

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Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

I have been working at Halliburton

Pros

BIg company with worldwide presence. The pay is competetive but could be better to attract better talent. They spent a lot of money to upgrade SAP this past year and are finally moving their data center in to a "real" data center.

Cons

Once run by Dick Cheney - political impact of that is tough to overcome no matter what. Outsourcing (as in all IT shops) is a threat that seems to be growing but there are areas that seem safe from this. Inter-group department comuninication can be improved. Sometimes it appears you have to come from the outside to get promoted to a senior position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the staff - make a concerted efort to improve morale. Promote from witin instead of always bringing in from the outside.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not Recommended

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    Former Employee - Security Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Analyst II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Allows employees to gain experience working with a wide variety of enterprise applications. Generally very laid back attendance policy, reasonably good benefits. Employment is reasonably secure in terms of layoffs.

    Cons

    Middle management tried to hard to make everyone happy instead of rewarding employees based on performance. Lax attendance policy abused by a good proportion of employee base. Layoffs(though I was not affected) were based on a very inconsistent methodology. Some management "cliquey" and unprofessional. Pay was far below market average, when I presented management and HR market surveys, they would not match these figures. Managers abused training budgets for personal vacation time, preventing employees from getting training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees based on value added to the company, perform regular market analysis and make adjustments when necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Caldwell, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Caldwell, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    Good compensation and not a lot of responsibility compared to the pay. There is lots of room for advancement because in this industry there is a huge age gap right now. There is an entire generation of oilfield workers who are on the verge of retirement, and there was a lull in hiring for about 15 years. Because of all of that the middle management positions are having to be filled by people with less experience, meaning very fast advancement for younger employees.

    Cons

    Very long and irregular hours. Some travel and time away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have higher expectations of employees and better interviewing practices.

    Approves of CEO
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