Halliburton

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Halliburton Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
689 Reviews
3.4
689 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Very talented software professionals . Challenging project
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Too little flexibility with processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Field operatot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    Great work enviromen with coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours on the field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    everything was great there. Good people, good learning.

    Cons

    being at the bottom means you're the first to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nohing

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  5.  

    Some drawbacks, but a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional-mechanical in Duncan, OK
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Professional-mechanical in Duncan, OK

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

    Pros

    Though not paid wonderfully compared to the national average for my education and experience, for the area the compensation was excellent. Until the organization goes through a management change (every few years), the message from management on what to focus on stays relatively constant. The local management was quite flexible for personal needs .I was given the leeway to get done what needed to get done.

    Cons

    As with any company in the oil industry, it is cyclical and at times goes through massive layoffs to decrease cost when money is tight. Sometimes the design teams and field personnel are resistant to change even when introducing cost efficiencies into the program.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Associate Technical Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ATP
    Current Employee - ATP

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

    Pros

    Extremely safe, great benefits, lots of opportunity for advancement, good job security, invests a lot into your education and experience.

    Cons

    A lot of departments seem to have a clique type atmosphere within themselves which doesn't promote teamwork the way they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on not having cliques within departments, and promote more team building activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Halliburton Job Environment

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company treats its employees fairly.

    Cons

    have not found any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication channels at all levels of the organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exceptional Compnany

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional growth and experience, lucrative incentives and benefits.

    Cons

    The time away from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good place towork

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

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, open environment

    Cons

    Large company, lots of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing workers to move up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good campus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    They have a good 401K match

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry averages for technical

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Never at home, low pay and a lot of hours.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Grand Junction, CO

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement. If you work hard and your supervisors recognize you, sky is the limit. They will pay for your cdl. Great way to get oilfield and driving experience. Huge company, you can transfer almost anywhere in the world and work. Your not tied to a certain job, you can change jobs literally over night. Your salary resets, but Halliburton provides a bunch of oil field services, are you bored? You can comfortably move around in the company and try different jobs. Seriously you can't find better benefits, guys had their wife and kids on their health plan for around 200$ a month. Vacation and benefits start right away. Lots of hours, if it gets slow they will find work for you, your under contract to do whatever they ask for a year or you have to payback your cdl school, so get use to saying "yes sir"

    Cons

    If work slows down in you area, you will travel. North Dakota is common , alaska, texas, to name a few. Sometimes they pay for your travel, if it's a permanent position out of town sometimes they cut deals with you on air fair and hotels. You commonly have to stay in man camps, share hotel rooms. The pay is compared to Mc Donalds at first, but you work tons of hours. The work can be tough, shoveling sand, swinging hammers, "humping" water hoses. Sometimes, you can sit for days on location waiting for coil tubing . Rigging up and down sucks, this company seems to promote rude mean people, a lot of two faced people on crews. Watch out for yourself , people will try and squash you for advancement. You spend more time with these rude people than your family . The crews have groups and bullying similar to high school at times. The work is hard on your body, there is no time and sometimes nowhere to prepare a healthy diet. Eating out, and gas stations is where you will be buying food. A few people on my crew compared the lifestyle to prison, but with a paycheck and a chance to go home. The equipment you work around is loud, they use countless chemicals that are dangerous to handle. High pressure iron every where. Your days off and vacation is time for you, the rest of the time they own your sorry soul. I've worked on location for 3 days straight without a shower and only 2 trips to the gas station for food. I was sent to 6 different states in 2 1/2 years for work. My wife hardly seen me, I was exhausted almost always, stressed, I got burned by there chemicals, bullied, pushed to my limit, I've had frost bite , sleep deprived, lost friends , sometimes money isn't worth it for me. So I quit .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When work slows down and you have more employees then you need lay them off. Don't look for lousy stupid reasons to fire people. When you guys are busy I watched people get away with anything, when it was slow I witnessed some of the most hysterical reasons to fire people, work was hard to deal with ya but we did it. Knowing management is looking for people to fire, makes a bad situation worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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