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Halliburton Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
692 Reviews
3.4
692 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.  

    Great place to work. Good friends, great place to have a technical career in oilfield services.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a very large company with presence all over the world. There is scope to go as high and as far as you want if you are prepared to put in the effort.

    Cons

    Being a large company you are one of thousands and subject to top down policies that can chop and change and be restrictive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Field operatot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Some drawbacks, but a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Associate Technical Professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ATP
    Current Employee - ATP

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (less than a 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
  8.  

    Halliburton Job Environment

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good company it get good experience to learn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Electrical/Electronics in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Electrical/Electronics in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    YOu get to learn a lot as the experiments are up to date and the company is having a lot of hunger to expand.

    Cons

    Oil and Gas field is very volatile so get ready to be layoffed at any time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more number of people and fire less number of people even when the oil and gas prices drop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Feast or famine - hiring or firing

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

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, chance to contribute patents, nice facilities, 401k match OK

    Cons

    The whole business is based on drilling. If that goes down, there are no alternatives. With the latest downturn, they aggressively laid off engineers. That was not the case before. Takeover of Baker Hughes is likely part of that. Aside from that, it is a large bureaucracy and hard to get things done. Too many policies and procedures that constantly change without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Typical American management - short term thinking. Simplify policies, focus on fewer projects and do them well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place towork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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

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