Halliburton Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
621 Reviews
3.5
621 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
Dave Lesar
339 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits fair pay, awesome food at the camp (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 25 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Excellent company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in West Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in West Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    Full benefits, great ambient, great management

    Cons

    long hrs away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new talent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Developer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Freedom of working with any technology and awesome mentoring

    Cons

    Wait time between various interviews was long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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