Halliburton Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
625 Reviews
3.5
625 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
Dave Lesar
342 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.  

    Good opportunities, especially in Houston

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being in the HQ gave valuable access to different people and areas of business. This was especially useful as an intern. My manager was engaging and made our team feel connected.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, it could be very hit or miss. I worked other teams and managers that did not have the same connectedness, and openly expressed their frustration. The company itself also gets some bad rap in the public, naturally, but working there was pleasant. And of course being so large, it can take weeks to get certain simple things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and experience

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

    I have been working at Halliburton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Halliburton SCMP is a great program that focuses on developing the leadership abilities of engineers. This is a fast-paced, intense program that produces some of the best leaders.

    Cons

    It is almost required that over time is done to complete projects, but will be worth it after the 2.5 years of rotation. Work-life balance is not their top priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are good and promotions happen quickly to those who earn them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High stress environments and good pay but away from home a lot

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

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    You will either sink or swim, and if you swim you'll learn a lot, good pay and excellent 401K and stock option benefits

    Cons

    The promotion system for technicians and mechanics is probably the worst I've seen anywhere, away from home a lot depending on what you end up doing, job skills training was pretty much non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuity. Some places have great training and employees get promoted. Other places have next to no training and make it impossible to get promoted so upper management can make more money

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work for, dedicated to safety and training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Associate in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Field Associate in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities within Halliburton for driven individuals

    Cons

    Big time commitment, compensated accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You don't matter if you don't have a PhD

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

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

    Pros

    company offers Great benefits and training.

    Cons

    Company politics and hiring practices cause Low morale for middle class employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees with real expertise, not just college grads and international work visa candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    The people you work around are great people that will go well beyond to help you learn your job.

    Cons

    Claim saftey is the top priority and every work has stop work authority but when you try to put a truck with bald tires out of service you will be fired even though they tell you it's the right thing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your word don't change your story every 5 minutes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    Good benefits, on site food court, gym and daycare (not free)

    Cons

    Continuous threat of lay offs, cold atmosphere full of cubicles, employees with unfriendly attitudes. Not a "family oriented" company , VP's don't care about employees. I didn't realize I was way under paid until I was recently hired with another oil/gas company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Experience at Halliburton

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

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

    Pros

    It is one of the great organization, good salary and perks, office environment is great, very friendly and flexible. Employee are provided with enough resources and opportunities to learn the skills for improvement. Very result oriented company with professional approach, special focus on SAFETY.

    Cons

    Too much Hierarchy, decision making is complex, stringent HR policies that are not easy to modify or consider exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility is the key.I think we need to be more relax and flexible to employee as long as Business is taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start out and get trained.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Artesia, NM
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I in Artesia, NM

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

    Pros

    This is my first production job, but from what I can see it is worth it for the amount of training received. Great opportunity for advancement. No layoffs (but only get a guaranteed 9hrs per working day).

    Cons

    Other companies base pay starts higher (not sure if the benefits balance that out or not). Can be difficult to get supplies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Employment at Halliburton Energy Services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist/Geologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist/Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that worked there and experience, 401K match was good.

    Cons

    Very large company in which it is easy to get lost in. Hard to reach upper management.

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