Halliburton Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
636 Reviews
3.4
636 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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348 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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  1.  

    Solid company decent opportunity

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great Place to Learn the Oil Industry

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good, not great experience.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Employees care about your growth and development

    Cons

    Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting, fun on elite projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    New tool development with growing pains

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart individuals to work with. The problem space is also very interesting given the complexities of well bore evaluation and characterization.

    Cons

    Can be seen as a pro or con but coming from an industry and previous employers that have a very mature system engineering approach I can definitely see the struggles involved in trying to incorporate practices that make sense for the industry but outside of the cultural norm for the technology groups. The pro side is there is a lot of room for improvement and therefore opportunities for great change. A frustration is I don't think the management really knows system engineering discipline and therefore ado not have a clear, cohesive vision for how to get a return on investment on applying it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I give my advice internally... they can listen and evaluate it accordingly.

  11.  

    Good if your single and want to make work your life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer - Cementing in Vernal, UT
    Current Employee - Field Engineer - Cementing in Vernal, UT

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

    Pros

    I like how many people you get to work with. You get to work with people from all walks of life. That provides a situation where you can learn and grow in a lot of different ways other employment opportunities probably couldn't offer.

    I also liked how you could get out of the office, go out in the field and get dirty. Sleeping in your car can be enjoyable if you have movies on your phone and good music to listen to.

    Cons

    Because it is oil field service...the people that work and stay at Halliburton are rough around the edges. I found people there whose attitudes would not be tolerated anywhere else. They would hide their unprofessional behind the title of oilfield.

    Work life balance. In the oil field, especially in the cementing PSL, there is no such thing. Seriously, I cannot count how many times I get home and have to pull out the computer and work until 9. I am not even a TP! I watch the TP's and they sometimes average 2 hrs of sleep for 5 nights in a row. I hate that so bad. I have a wife and desire to do things not related to work. I am currently looking for other employment because of that. But like I said, for people that don't really have much else to do and like the rough life, this is the perfect job for them. You will definitely feel like you have responsibility and that you are needed, but maybe not respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation. For what you ask us to do you do not pay us enough for it. I would feel guilty asking employees to do this work without paying them much more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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