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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best training for entry level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant I Frac/Acid in Fort Smith, AR

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

    Pros

    You'll gain more knowledge from their training than anywhere else. More opportunities to move around in the company

    Cons

    If you can't follow policy or safety rules then it's not the place for you. It is a lot of time away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring process from the recruiters never emailing back and the NEO is like cattle being pushed from one field to the next. They have so much required training to get you through that your personal stuff is pushed aside like benefits, payroll, specific job details and etc. They only spend a few minutes on that and two weeks of certifications. You'll have to do the research and work to figure out the best options on benefits or call around to figure out where to be or what is next during training. The material is great but it's 50 people at a time with different positions and they don't spend much time on individual issues. It's just mass certification and training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong in most respects, but slow and sometimes redundant

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, HR function is being revamped to more accurately reflect business needs and therefore presents a lot of opportunity and headaches.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic, somewhat conservative in its outlook. Onboarding needs serious work and there is definitely a generational skills gap. Oil field services isn't the 'sexiest' industry. Anecdotal evidence says pay is middling for oil and gas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work very hard on employment branding efforts when going after Master's level students. You have a very good program, be sure to make everyone aware of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for gaining experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available, multitude of opportunities to move around, especially if you're willing to live abroad. They were good to me as they had decent benefits.

    Cons

    Huge organization, so your voice is often not heard. Things move very slowly, so to avoid frustration, best career path is to change jobs every 2 to 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your individual employees are saying, or else you'll continue to lose them to the competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible office personnel to field personnel relationship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY
    Former Employee - Directional Driller in Evansville, WY

    I worked at Halliburton full-time

    Pros

    They have great benefits and you can make a lot of money if you work in the field.

    Cons

    If you are in the field, you have uneducated unprofessional employees in a lead role. They do not have leadership experience, only job related experience. If something goes wrong on the job site, they are quick to point to their subordinates because of their lack of confidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in understanding what is really going on in the field. Find leaders to fill the lead role. Try to find more educated employees (this isn't necessary if employee is mature enough to fill the role).

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Field engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort Lupton, CO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort Lupton, CO

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

    Pros

    Good training and exposure to the industry. Lots of experiences they well help to develop you as an engineer in the petroleum industry.

    Cons

    Extremely long and tiring hours and loads of driving. management treats you like a piece if meat. Lowest pay in the industry

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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.

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