Halliburton Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
627 Reviews
3.5
627 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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343 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities (in 26 reviews)

  • They have great benefits and you can make a lot of money if you work in the field (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 26 reviews)

  • Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees care about your growth and development

    Cons

    Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting, fun on elite projects.

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    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Duncan, OK
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Duncan, OK

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation Okay, time-off ok.

    Cons

    Micro Management, over management, no training budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people do the work, listen to their Ideas, and aid in training in new technologies....

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Multinational Work Environment, Higher Salaries

    Cons

    Long Working hours, Always under pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Pay and Good People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Great work environment for the area

    Cons

    Wages are a little low for the work

  6.  

    A company that offers stability and good compensation for those willing to put in the effort. Great work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, beautiful facilities, employee stock options, no glass ceiling and many product service lines to move into if the willingness to move arises.

    Cons

    Management structure was lacking but this has been rapidly changing with a switch to the current director. Lacking in team building activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer and more visible succession planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. You have ample resources to network with at all levels.

    Cons

    Not a lot of consistency when it comes to management across the multitude of product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operate like one company versus operating as many smaller companies that are tied together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Only pays well with lots of overtime

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    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Brighton, CO

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

    Pros

    The money can be good if you are out in the field the whole time, one week off every three weeks, health insurance starts day 1, 401k matching, stock purchase program

    Cons

    18 hour days for two weeks straight of work, advancement requires someone to quit or relocate

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Middle of the road

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people who are passionate about what they do. Although these people are few and far between, when you run into them it's like a breath of fresh air or a glass of cold water on a hot day. If you are lucky enough to work with them regularly, Halliburton is a great place to work. If not, you count the moments until you have a chance to bump into them and collaborate on a project with them!

    Cons

    Upper management is very hierarchical and there is a definite "caste" system in place with regards to leadership. Instead of seeing all employees as potential leaders, upper management places them in boxes that they are seemingly never able to climb out of.

    Another large con was the way in which communication was handled regarding the move of the entire HR division to a new office location. For many, the move was a huge increase in commute, and was going to be a hardship on many employees. Instead of discussing it openly and addressing concerns, upper management simply said "it's Houston, and you should expect to drive an hour or more to work."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more concern about your workforce. There is great talent here if only you would allow it to be demonstrated and implemented. Also, stop babysitting your employees--free up social media like Twitter, YouTube and other sites that could be used for actual business purposes. By blocking these sites, you are not only stifling legitimate business operations and new ways of collaborating, but are also turning younger workers who use these tools away from the company. Finally, please join the 21st century and allow flexible hours and work from home options for those whose jobs allow it. One size does not fit all anymore.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    Nice company, great benefits. Global exposure.

    Cons

    Bad management. Use unexperienced employees and pay them far less than their worth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great chance for professional development, work-life balance is talked about but ignored.

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    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great challenges: Solve complex problems and ability to interact with customers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is ignored. Expected to work 24/7 even on days off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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