Halliburton

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Halliburton Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
662 Reviews
3.4
662 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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355 Ratings

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.  

    Good company with little tolerance for error

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Logistics Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very fast-paced environment. Logistics anywhere forces you to be on your "A" game all the time. This being said-one slip up can cost you your job.
    Great benefits, competitive pay

    Cons

    Difficulty growing in the company
    Zero tolerance for error
    Too many levels of management
    Little or no direction

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

    Internship responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot about the Industry

    Cons

    As an Intern I didn't have very much responsibility

  3.  

    Applications Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. People are very friendly here. Like the internal training program.

    Cons

    Bonus structure doesn't favor everybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-structure the bonus plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Co-op review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Working hours are flexible. The oil industry is relatively stable. Great campus at Northbelt.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of young professionals in this company. I think there is gap among all the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay but bad leadership.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FRAC Equipment Operator in Duncan, OK
    Former Employee - FRAC Equipment Operator in Duncan, OK

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

    Pros

    It was good because I didn't have any experience in the industry and they paid for me to get a CDL. I was paid 12 an hour for 40 hours a week in a 5 week class. Nice. Then the pay went to 12.90 once I had my CDL. On sites you can get bonuses if it is done without any safety violations and everything is perfect. Got paid for a almost 3 hour bus ride to work which is crazy. Then 3 hours back. For some it is a pro working 100 hours a week.

    Cons

    A lot of the people are total jerks and not very well educated. A lot of male rape jokes. They would NEVER know what the work schedule would be so its impossible to have a consistent home life. Sometimes supervisors want you to do illegal things with the log book. If you don't they won't forget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people with more respect and allow for opportunities for young guys to move up instead of always having to do their time at a bad job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best training out there.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Production Enhancement in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Production Enhancement in Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits were decent. The schedule 10/4 was ok.

    Cons

    For an engineer job, there was little to no engineering involved. The hours were terrible, the job it self was more for a technician/secretary, and the training was very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the training for new engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to get your boots wet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OA1 in Homer City, PA
    Former Employee - OA1 in Homer City, PA

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

    Pros

    great food in the field opportunity, they are very tolerant of green mistakes

    Cons

    as with anywhere, people you have to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although safety is the number one factor to any job, there should also be a major concern on the type of job that unfamiliar employees are walking into

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Geoscience in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Geoscience in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Training programs. Great benefits. you can make significant money from 401K matching and ESPP (if the economy is good).

    Cons

    HR overrule managers. Bonus plans are horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Politics hindering progress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and career progression for those willing to work hard and stay for the long haul. If you are a competent employee it is very hard to get fired from this organization. Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities. Unlimited resources and lots of new and emerging technologies to get hands-on experience with.

    Cons

    Training - Good luck. Managers will make decisions to bring in new technologies and make you support it with no prior training. When this technology fails, to avert accountability the manager will claim lack of administrator training.

    Politics - Decisions are made in this company with no technological reasoning behind it. Only that Vendor X gave Executive Y a sweet deal to bring this in-house to use it as a success story for the vendor.These decisions are made by upper-level management without consultation from the employees that are paid to be professionals in that particular space.

    Many times, managers will ask you to spend weeks doing research and working with vendors to make recommendations on a particular issue. Technical people will spend copious amounts of time just "talking" about things and creating powerpoint presentations to show to management, which will then be completely disregarded and the manager will either A) Do Nothing at All or B) Do the complete opposite of your recommendation. Not a good way to build employee morale.

    Time off policy - Depends on your manager. Some managers are so strict that going to the doctor (even for 1 hour) is considered to be PTO or Vacation. Take too many sick days and they will send you to HR and start docking vacation time.

    Company Values - Elitist. C-Level management expect you to praise the ground they walk on and consider yourself lucky to be in their presence. If you are in a meeting or lunch with these people you do not speak unless spoken to, you do not take a drink of your drink until they have taken a drink, so on and so forth.

    Management - Too many layers. People will be promoted to manager simply because of years spent working for the company, and will be put in charge of a technical team regardless if they have the capacity to manage these people or not. Many people, myself included, left the company after a long stint (I was there 6 years, I've seen people with 30 years leave) because of an incompetent manager that is too busy worrying about sick time and timesheets rather than important things like keeping the lights on and ensuring the 70,000 users you are supporting can send E-Mails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. If you ask them to make recommendations, maybe you should take their advice. After all, you are paying them and training them to be PROFESSIONALS in this field. Get rid of all of the middle management. If this was a car factory you'd have no one to actually build the cars just a bunch of managers running around making sure their time sheets and expense reports were filled out correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in West Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in West Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    Full benefits, great ambient, great management

    Cons

    long hrs away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new talent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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