Halliburton Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
627 Reviews
3.5
627 Reviews
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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343 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is okay depending on your area of responsibilities (in 26 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 26 reviews)

  • Long hours are required in order to perform at a top level (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    The Halliburton Experience in a Nutshell

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Professional-software Development in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Professional-software Development in Houston, TX

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Again great experience. You get your hands in a lot of different technology and innovation. You get amazing benefits including stock purchase with discount via a quarterly basis. Overall its a great place to start and if you end up finishing there wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay structures are completely bogus. If you don't negotiate when you start you may lose all your previous years of work experience or they may not get counted. After they get you into their pay bands you cant renegotiate, so the previous is very important. They value higher degrees and have bureaucratic rules to basically promote those employees versus employees who are out performing others. They lose a lot of really good engineers and keep the mediocre ones because they can keep them on a lower pay band and wont get complaints.

    Overall its a chess game, you end up somewhere on the board and if your in a bad position to begin with they will try and keep you there as long as they can without giving you any promotions or any sort of incentive. They try and cap your salary and then promote you so they can take longer getting you to a specific salary range. This is very frustrating.

    The saying at Halliburton among the employees is "they will not take you seriously until you call their bluff and leave the company". Then if you ever decide to come back you can get the promotion you should have gotten when you were already there working your tail off. This to me is backwards and nothing is based on merit or experience, its all based on a sense of obligation and favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote good employees because if you don't they will leave. At the end of the day rules like "Only PHD's can be managers in technology" is pretty backwards because everyone knows PHD's are impersonal and make terrible managers. If you recognize an employee is exceeding expectations much faster than your master's candidates, don't try and keep them back in order to satisfy your organizational chart. The other employees should recognize that they are under performing and do better. Good employees should not be punished for their excellent performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent bonuses, but long hours

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good potential for bonuses in the field.
    Competitive pay after getting some experience.
    Many opportunities, including overseas.

    Cons

    Weak training for employees. Essentially thrown into the fire.
    Terrible work life balance. Could work 10 days straight with very few days off.
    Don't value employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training and work life balance. The hours and work schedule get so ridiculous that you can't keep employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    area management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Halliburton as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    get to meet lots of people

    Cons

    deal with selfish upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    act like you actually care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    As a current Halliburton employee, I am very happy with the way they treat their employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton

    Pros

    I like the flexibility of my hours. I also like that I am an hourly worker, not salary.

    Cons

    I have no cons regarding Halliburton.

  6.  

    A rocky road

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    The money is great for graduates just out of school but other companies will pay you more. This job never gets boring.

    Cons

    Stressful. No social life. The job comes first before other things in your life. Gone for weeks at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Foot in the door

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operators Assistant/Frac in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Operators Assistant/Frac in Brighton, CO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door of the oil field

    Cons

    The corporate bs keeps driving ppl to other oil companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Support Analyst responsible for communication with engineer and providing data information via virtual machines

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

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

    Pros

    Plethora of opportunities with this company.

    Cons

    Every company goes through changes and so that is the only challenge but the challenge is manageable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    Current Employee - Service Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Service Operator in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits fair pay, awesome food at the camp.

    Cons

    Long time away from family. I'm four weeks on four weeks off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, extremely international, growing company

    Cons

    too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Good work - life, plenty of opportunity globally, fair pay

    Cons

    Low leave, large corporation: can be inefficient,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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