Halliburton Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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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  1. MWD Field engineer provides real time data tracking.

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    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, salary is fair, job bonuses compensate nicely. You learn about the drilling processes and formations.

    Cons

    When your rig is drilling you are working. Most of the time you spend long periods of time away from home. Drilling is usually the first to see reduction of work when energy markets are week.

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing great support to field staff, ask for input from team members. Value the employees of all levels.

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    Operator Assistant 2

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    Current Employee - Job Site Safety Leader in Fort Lupton, CO
    Current Employee - Job Site Safety Leader in Fort Lupton, CO

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity and benefits. They provided great safety training. They also provided CDL training.

    Cons

    Oil prices dictate the amount of work for the company and unfortunately there was a reduction in workforce and I was laid off. Long hours subject to the weather make for great overtime, but make it difficult to be home at a regular time to help with family life. Halliburton did take away the paid week off that I was receiving when first hired. They also reduced the per diem from $35 down to $25 per day.

    Advice to Management

    Use a carrot instead of a stick. If you need to take a benefit away from employees to shore up profits or stock prices, do so by providing some chance for EEs to get a return on their sacrifice. Example, give EEs stock options in lieu of paid week off. This would have allowed EEs to recoup some money if/when the move paid off. The chose not to do so and just removed the paid week off from EEs.

  3. exciting and challenging

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    Current Employee - Lead Logistics Specialist in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Logistics Specialist in Brighton, CO

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Stock option is nice. Pay is above market. Plenty of training is available. While some positions can be limited in terms of advancement, there are plenty of options to move into different departments and transfer anywhere in the world that Halliburton has a presence in.

    Cons

    Unstable market at the moment. Tough to get in. You will work long hours and deal with unfirendly people at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward. We are moving in the right direction and even though the market is unstable, we are still staying busy.

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  5. It Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    Large company with lots of changes.

    Cons

    Tough times and layoffs are likely to start again.

  6. Work in production enhancement for customers owning oii wells.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly co-workers, decent pay, even better job security. It's relatively organized and the mentor system is great. It's very easy to get help when you need it and everyone is always looking out for each other. It's overall a very safe place to work

    Cons

    Long work hours, isolation, limited communication when on locations due to poor signal receiption. The weather can be extreme sometimes -hot and cold depending on what location you work at.

    Advice to Management

    Better signal boosters to increase cell phone and data coverage in rural areas. Cooling vests when working in 100 degree weather.

  7. Operation Tech Waste/Water

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    having the knowledge of testing water with chemicals that solves solutions to have clean water

    Cons

    Looking & hoping that the job last until you retire and it last forever

  8. diesel mechanic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The work cycle is awesome. Great work environment

    Cons

    Work slowing down, need more info on prospects for future employment

  9. MWD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I moved up to an office job from the working at rigs. Was in a small, new department which all four of us helped develop. Very interesting work learning new software and applying to real-world situations for clients. Great pay and benefits too.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be difficult to get moved from one job function to another depending on your manager and his/her resistance to letting you branch out and expand yourself (this is in regards to my position prior to the log analyst position).

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when an employee wishes to move on and help them rather than hinder them; that just creates frustration and anger towards the company overall.

  10. Maintenance mechanic trainee

    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Halliburton (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours and they would have food delivered occasionally

    Cons

    layoffs around christmas time, very strict on policy

  11. Field Service Quality Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Field Service Quality Coordinator in Alvarado, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Quality Coordinator in Alvarado, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good products. Good benefits and retirement.

    Cons

    Large company. Preaches accountability but does not practice it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of lower tier management to push their business and try to take the emotional decisions out.

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