Halliburton Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
575 Reviews

3.4
575 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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318 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.  

    Experience at Halliburton

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    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
  2.  

    Customer Support Analyst responsible for communication with engineer and providing data information via virtual machines

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

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

    Pros

    Plethora of opportunities with this company.

    Cons

    Every company goes through changes and so that is the only challenge but the challenge is manageable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, extremely international, growing company

    Cons

    too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    Current Employee - Service Operator  in  Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Service Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK

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

    Pros

    Good benefits fair pay, awesome food at the camp.

    Cons

    Long time away from family. I'm four weeks on four weeks off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Champion  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Champion in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work - life, plenty of opportunity globally, fair pay

    Cons

    Low leave, large corporation: can be inefficient,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong in most respects, but slow and sometimes redundant

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, HR function is being revamped to more accurately reflect business needs and therefore presents a lot of opportunity and headaches.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic, somewhat conservative in its outlook. Onboarding needs serious work and there is definitely a generational skills gap. Oil field services isn't the 'sexiest' industry. Anecdotal evidence says pay is middling for oil and gas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work very hard on employment branding efforts when going after Master's level students. You have a very good program, be sure to make everyone aware of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best training for entry level

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    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Fort Smith, AR

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

    Pros

    You'll gain more knowledge from their training than anywhere else. More opportunities to move around in the company

    Cons

    If you can't follow policy or safety rules then it's not the place for you. It is a lot of time away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring process from the recruiters never emailing back and the NEO is like cattle being pushed from one field to the next. They have so much required training to get you through that your personal stuff is pushed aside like benefits, payroll, specific job details and etc. They only spend a few minutes on that and two weeks of certifications. You'll have to do the research and work to figure out the best options on benefits or call around to figure out where to be or what is next during training. The material is great but it's 50 people at a time with different positions and they don't spend much time on individual issues. It's just mass certification and training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great for gaining experience

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available, multitude of opportunities to move around, especially if you're willing to live abroad. They were good to me as they had decent benefits.

    Cons

    Huge organization, so your voice is often not heard. Things move very slowly, so to avoid frustration, best career path is to change jobs every 2 to 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your individual employees are saying, or else you'll continue to lose them to the competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A rocky road

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    The money is great for graduates just out of school but other companies will pay you more. This job never gets boring.

    Cons

    Stressful. No social life. The job comes first before other things in your life. Gone for weeks at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Foot in the door

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    Current Employee - Operators Assistant/Frac  in  Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Operators Assistant/Frac in Brighton, CO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door of the oil field

    Cons

    The corporate bs keeps driving ppl to other oil companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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