Halliburton

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Halliburton Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
654 Reviews
3.4
654 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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354 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits fair pay, awesome food at the camp (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level (in 42 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A really unique place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    I am a geek and never want to stop learning. If you are like me then Halliburton is a great company. Good benefits, daycare onsite, gym onsite, more opportunities than you ever thought could exist, and continual learning. The company offer's $5,000 a year for an employee to take classes at a university. Halliburton also has their own university. Most employees are always taking classes. This makes the employees stronger and the company. The managers listen and try to put you where you want to be. The people are happy to be there. I witness many people working extra hours but not because they must......it's because they WANT to and are happy with their career.
    One coworker said it best, "I wake up in the morning and I never think I HAVE to go to work today.....it's I GET to go to work today".

    Cons

    The employees are ALWAYS busy. Too busy. I don't know how I ever have time to complete everything I do but it gets done. I really hate all the busy work. I don't think it is Halliburton's fault. I believe it is most likely a company size issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Halliburton is a great place to work. There are endless opportunities to move up in the organization. Senior management is excellent and understands what happens in the trenches. The company invests in its people and equipment.

    Cons

    There can be some politics. Health plans have been stripped down some. You have to move around to move up, this isn't for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the push to ensure process assurance and keep investing in people and equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They are really good at training and supporting their field personnel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Due to the size of the company, you enjoy greaterg job stability than smaller companies. They do a good job of training and supporting their employees.

    Cons

    As with any large company, you have to deal with a lot of bloated beaurocratic paperwork and policies. You trade higher pay for stability...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of experienced engineers could be retained by becoming more competitive in pay scale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company decent opportunity

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

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is well established and has strong processes in place. There are generally a lot of opportunities for movement and growth within the organization

    Cons

    There's a ceiling that you will eventually reach within the organization that you can't pass unless you're a part of the 'inner circle' or favored by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their day to day performance not just how well they "play the game."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to get experience.

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities throughout the company.

    Cons

    Most technical training is on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Family oriented and very Fair organization. By far..my best employer yet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    I was treated like a valued employee, not a peasant. .

    Cons

    Some jobs are very challenging. Make sure u apply and accept the RIGHT position for YOU. Don't just try to get your feet in the door. If you like what u are doing...you will LOVE the company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being a Great employer..Your employees are HALLIBURTON proud.

  8.  

    A nice place to work. A little bit of a slow industry.

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is not a stressful place to work. People are very nice and down to earth and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Things can move really slow sometimes. You could be sent to an oil rig for several months on a particular project.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No Vision, No confidence or loyalty towards employees

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation
    Good benefits
    Diverse culture and employees

    Cons

    No vision or direction
    Too much outsourcing
    Limited career growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Have faith in your employees and show some loyalty to them not just ask for it.
    2) If not more than the vendors you work with treat employees with same regard and value their opinion.
    3) Take your employees into confidence and give them opportunity to prove themselves. Provide timely feedback.
    4) Invest in employee training rather than switching technologies at will and eliminating positions.

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

    Operator Assistant 1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Homer City, PA
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Homer City, PA

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    long hours
    away from home and family alot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable experience until the red tape and favoritism took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    Training is excellent, opportunities are plenty

    Cons

    Not the top paying company in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralized leadership and less micro managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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