Halliburton Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
594 Reviews
3.4
594 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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327 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, Low taxes compared to taxes in new york (in 23 reviews)

  • First class safety and driving program, good benefits and top notch equipment (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They claim to care about "family" "work life balance" and "good compensation" (in 21 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.  

    Nice employees. Poorly managed. No home life. Hourly rate low for the work you do.

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    Current Employee - Cement Bulk Plant Operator  in  Zanesville, OH
    Current Employee - Cement Bulk Plant Operator in Zanesville, OH

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great safety training, work mates

    Cons

    Hourly rate, work schedule, management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not the Mickey Mouse club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rough environment but good pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Field
    Current Employee - Field

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    Once you become familiar with the different people in the different crews it's a pretty fun job. The pay is awesome and there is a lot of room to grow and move up within the company.

    Cons

    I sometimes feel like my education in the particular field I studied for is wasted and I'm becoming pigeonholed in the oil industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real complaints. Maybe try being a little more fair with entire staff and stay away from favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to start a career and you can make good money if your at the right location.

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    Current Employee - Service Operator  in  Homer City, PA
    Current Employee - Service Operator in Homer City, PA

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is good place to start and get introduced into the oil field. I wouldn't recommend staying more than a couple of years at max. Also a good company to work for if you want to move around to a different part of the country or the world.

    Cons

    Depending on your work schedule can conflict with a normal life. Not ideal working hours if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on employees and compensation, could cause less turn around and increase revenue from happy workers and not having to hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Toxic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halliburton

    Pros

    lots of fun technologies to work with

    Cons

    micro managed, process bound, and very disconnected with reality. Its about satisfying managers upward and service to the business is lost in translation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove layers, stop being so facist and hiarchial, and return to focusing on the business.

  6.  

    Senior IT Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst/Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior IT Applications Analyst/Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A good stable organization, has come a long way to become stable and offers good total rewards. The organization has global footprint which allows staff to work with different cultures. Good transparency for job classifications and packages.

    Cons

    Senior Management is very protective to their positions; they do not offer a lot of vertical career development. International assingments are not offered for IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have expand the offering of career development beyond local resources and allow for others to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    Nice starting bonuses and compensation

    Cons

    training is a bit slow

  8.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large company that offer a wide variety of positions and locations.

    Cons

    Large corporate structure which means advancements often takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dependable company that has proven to be reliable.

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Treat employees well and work hard at bringin in new tallent.

    Cons

    Forward Focus changes daily. Atrition is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand behind your plans of development training. Support your mid-level management more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Treated well, paid average.

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great, stock purchase plan is a bonus, 401K and matching program is competitive. A safe company that treats you well.

    Cons

    Pay leaves something to be desired. Would love more time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More distinct career path for engineers, pay raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast learning but not fast growth

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech  in  Caldwell, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Caldwell, TX

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, up to 5-6% 401K match after 2 or 3 yrs. No bonus in Lab. Safety is number one. Train on the job with easy access to sources and processes. Employee stocNo night time management as of now.

    Cons

    Low pay as compared to other companies. Frac and cement have no budget to work with. Can only be rated up to one level above your current role. Unable to market yourself in the lab, as you have very limited exposure. Very hard to move up because the company only wants to hire new college Engineer grads,rarely promote Lab Techs. Schedule has changed THREE times in less than two years. Hours have been cut so cannot make the overtime to compensate the lower pay. The facility is located in a small town 30 miles from the nearest desired city to live.

    Micromanaged: The current manager as of Aug 2013 started his position on a power trip and his lack of prior management experience delivers his personal need to gain control through empty threats and can be unnecessarily demanding and unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a tighter rope on your managers as they cut corners, increasing the workload of employees and knowingly make it a tense work environment. Allow for immediate raises once employees have exceeded competences beyond their role or have broken out. And quit changing the hours/schedule so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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