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Halliburton Reviews in Williston, ND

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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of work with a good schedule.

    Cons

    Felt like I was just a number.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Company overall had great benefits!!

    Cons

    Unruly work environment. Working here each day was like high school. Local management did little to deter it and often participated in such behavior. Managers of several departments would say 1 things and then behind a closed door ask you to do another. Ethics were questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask your employees to do anything you wouldn't do or that could be considered illegal. Don't retaliate against someone that refuses to do something due to safety issues and/or DOT log conflicts.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company, but remember that you're just another number

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Overtime is your bread and butter in the Bakken oilfield. Be prepared to work 120+ hours a week for a two week on, one week off schedule. Also be prepared for the government to rape you on your overtime pay. Halliburton does their best not to lay anyone off during the slow winter months and they offer housing, which is a scarce commodity in Williston, ND.

    Cons

    It's really a double edged sword. You're gonna put in a lot of hours, but where else can someone with a 2 year technical degree make $140k + annually. Some of our techs who have been with the company 5 years are making upwards of $180k annually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great time for a starting job.

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience and best training in the industry

    Cons

    Long hours with little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to the field more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Have taken good care of me over the years, provided many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    same problems and politics as any other global corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great way to get your foot in the door in Williston or the oil industry....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Great training, some of the best out there. HR claims to spend $30,000 per worker in training. Boots on ground experience, gain a large understanding of the overall process. In the beginning the job seems easy because there tends to be a lot of downtime between stages.

    Cons

    After spending time there you will begin to notice their is a large double standard with everything they do. Their is 0 loyalty to their hard workers and most valued employees and will screw you over while working there or when you leave without even batting an eye. In the beginning you tend to not want to believe that but in due time you will come to the same realization that all senior (1+ employees) come to, they don't really care about you. Their business strategy is to train up tons of cheap labor to do the job and continually train up and bring new people. This is why there are very few senior individuals and people who actually know a lot about what is happening. They take away your pay, hours, and perks when times are rough (right now) despite the fact that last quarter was their best quarter ever. The promotion system is always changing and never ending thus making it very difficult to get a raise without diligent and focused effort (which most people cannot dream to have after working 100 hour weeks). And even once you complete everything, you have to have favor from upper management for them to even input you into the system for your raise. They also "promote" (without pay) people to positions of higher responsibility when they aren't ready or simply to fill the spot (because so many people are leaving or moving around all the time). To top it off, they are great at killing morale and not holding up to their promises. They also claim that they do not want to fire people. The reason for this is because if they fire you, they don't get to collect money from you when you leave. When you read and sign the contracts in new hire, be very careful about what you sign and always get a copy. Lastly, they are the lowest paying oil company in Williston and claim to have the best benefits (a farce). Just remember, this a great training company and not a good long term company to work for (unless you are upper management or HR).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the issues listed above. Highly unlikely to happen though given their business strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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