Halliburton

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Halliburton Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
648 Reviews
3.4
648 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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352 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities (in 27 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 27 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, not great experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Great Place to Learn the Oil Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for first timers, and all the overtime you could possibly want

    Cons

    and all the overtime you could possibly want... lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    starting pay is low, very hard for advancement into magement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Operator Assistant 1

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Principal Software developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, very friendly co-workers

    Cons

    management changes quite often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Field Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Pampa, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Pampa, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training and people are the main benefits to a position related to this job title. Leadership is ok depending on who your boss is

    Cons

    No work life balance, salary is far less competitive than other companies within the same role, irregular work shift, exposure to the elements year round. None of my co workers at the time enjoyed their job, was very difficult to move to a new position for at least two and a half years. They lock you in with the "bonuses" they give you with the threat of paying them back if you leave within two years. Also you'll most likely have to work out of a small town in the middle of nowhere,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility for employees to move if they aren't happy in their current roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to get trained, lower pay and no work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to get trained on different technologies.

    Cons

    Terrible office culture, too much politics, micromanaging bosses, lower pays, less time-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just focus on top 20% of the talent, learn to respect and give opportunities to each and every individual in your team. Try to behave with your team members the way you all behave with your bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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