Halliburton Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
588 Reviews
3.4
588 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
Dave Lesar
324 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, Low taxes compared to taxes in new york (in 23 reviews)

  • First class safety and driving program, good benefits and top notch equipment (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometimes lack support to get large projects completed (in 38 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Big Company Culture, Good Working Environment

    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    All the perks of working at a large company - cafeteria, on-site gym, day care etc.
    Good working environment - people are willing to help out

    Cons

    Hard to accomplish things w/ the amount of paperwork. Not much room for growth within the company - always hire vacancies in management from outside

  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Co-Op  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Co-Op in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Nice Management. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Mostly only use C++ and C#.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    SCMP Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management Program Intern  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management Program Intern in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern, received a project that had substantial business impact. Was expected to forge my own direction/process to complete the project. Site managers are very supportive of the SCMP program. Advancement is based on job performance, not just to boost diversity numbers.

    Cons

    To advance, forget about work/life balance. Business needs precede personnel development or prior promises made. Living conditions for interns aren't ideal, and are not fully paid for, contrary to the offer letter. SCMP interns are segregated from the rest of the intern pool, so making friends while working is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The safety culture is strongest in the office, where there is the least need of it. The manufacturing facilities and warehouses are not of the same mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the benefit is very good. Applicable to a lot of benefits such as retirement, saving. A lot of activities to learn about the company and develop network.

    Cons

    Only provide a certain amount of housing reimbursement instead of a hotel or apartment.
    It is very troublesome for people come from other area to find somewhere to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCMP  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SCMP in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Halliburton SCMP is a great program that focuses on developing the leadership abilities of engineers. This is a fast-paced, intense program that produces some of the best leaders.

    Cons

    It is almost required that over time is done to complete projects, but will be worth it after the 2.5 years of rotation. Work-life balance is not their top priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are good and promotions happen quickly to those who earn them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good opportunities, especially in Houston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Being in the HQ gave valuable access to different people and areas of business. This was especially useful as an intern. My manager was engaging and made our team feel connected.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, it could be very hit or miss. I worked other teams and managers that did not have the same connectedness, and openly expressed their frustration. The company itself also gets some bad rap in the public, naturally, but working there was pleasant. And of course being so large, it can take weeks to get certain simple things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    High stress environments and good pay but away from home a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    You will either sink or swim, and if you swim you'll learn a lot, good pay and excellent 401K and stock option benefits

    Cons

    The promotion system for technicians and mechanics is probably the worst I've seen anywhere, away from home a lot depending on what you end up doing, job skills training was pretty much non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuity. Some places have great training and employees get promoted. Other places have next to no training and make it impossible to get promoted so upper management can make more money

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You don't matter if you don't have a PhD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    company offers Great benefits and training.

    Cons

    Company politics and hiring practices cause Low morale for middle class employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees with real expertise, not just college grads and international work visa candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for, dedicated to safety and training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Associate  in  Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Field Associate in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities within Halliburton for driven individuals

    Cons

    Big time commitment, compensated accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience at Halliburton

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is one of the great organization, good salary and perks, office environment is great, very friendly and flexible. Employee are provided with enough resources and opportunities to learn the skills for improvement. Very result oriented company with professional approach, special focus on SAFETY.

    Cons

    Too much Hierarchy, decision making is complex, stringent HR policies that are not easy to modify or consider exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility is the key.I think we need to be more relax and flexible to employee as long as Business is taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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