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"Fast learning but not fast growth"

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Current Employee - Lab Tech in Caldwell, TX
Current Employee - Lab Tech in Caldwell, TX
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Halliburton full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Halliburton

  1. "My opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Tech Professional (Field Engineer) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halliburton (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with in the field. Decent accommodations. I was hired out school. Good place to start off at and learn the business. Halliburton has good safety expectations. If you like to travel, there are plenty off opportunities.

    Cons

    Bad communication, Hard to get promotion, bad management. If you know somebody, you can move up fast, if not you're stuck Very short staffed. Bad training.

    Advice to Management

    If you know a job is coming up, don't wait until the last minute to notify employees. There needs to be better communication as a whole. If you want to keep your employees, keep up with the competition's salary and day rate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly colleagues, tasks assigned seemed less challenging due to excellent training, good supervisor

    Cons

    Salary was lower than expected for the position, politics with senior management and staff

    Advice to Management

    Please increase your salary. It's really low for an oil service company! And change the dirty politics tactics

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