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Halliburton Kilgore Reviews

Updated November 11, 2016
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Kilgore, TX

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  1. "Technical Professional - Frac"

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    Former Employee - Technical Professional - Frac/Acid in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Professional - Frac/Acid in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Benefits
    401k
    Regular bonuses
    Company truck saves on gas

    Cons

    Took away 4% contribution to 401k
    Away from home often
    Can't have a regular sleep schedule since switch between 12 hr day and night schedules regularly
    A lot of driving
    Forced to work some main holidays every year e.g. New Years, thanksgiving, Christmas
    Were getting yearly raises till the downturn, haven't received one in over two years
    Decreased per diem and job bonuses
    Other companies pay better salaries


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cased Hole Wireline Field Professional"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Cased Hole in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer - Cased Hole in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. Management does a pretty good job of making sure you get your allotted time off. That is not the case at many competitors. The training you will receive is top-notch. Your job is typically pretty secure since the company is so large and they do their best to not have to lay off workers. Sometimes it is unavoidable, however. Should you stay with the company there are many opportunities to advance and move up. Engineers get their own company vehicle, laptop, and smart phone.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and micro-managing. Top-level managers in Houston will be making work decisions for you, which is usually not a good thing. The amount of paperwork required for the position can become borderline ridiculous. The company is so large that you are just another employee number to them. You can make more money elsewhere.

    This job is very demanding. Hard labor, long hours, long drives, away from home for days or weeks at a time, irregular schedule, and working with hazardous equipment (explosives, radiation, high pressure). The oil and gas market is very volatile, there are booms when everything is good, and busts when you will probably be looking for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Local management was typically good. Communication was regularly lacking. Sometimes a phone call is better than an e-mail. Try to stay ahead of the game with staffing enough employees to be prepared for busy times when workers get stretched thin.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Service Operator II/Service Supervisor In Training in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Service Operator II/Service Supervisor In Training in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good organization and excellent training for each position. Lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Only issue is the amount of money. Is the lost paying oil field company around, and has been for years.

    Advice to Management

    Work on pay improvement and the turnover will change.


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  5. "Flip of a coin"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Massively deep pockets. They always book you in a first class hotel when traveling and they never double bunk you together with someone else in order to save money. All reservations are for individual suites.

    Cons

    You may or may not have an idiot for a boss; depending on your location. It's unfortunate that some people get promoted into authority, over others, by virtue of how long they've been with the company. Not unlike the military in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    Enroll your key management, who have direct contact with field hands, in some sort of ongoing education like Dale Carnegie Training or Executive Development Systems. You spend a tidy sum training your new recruits but management seems to have a get out of jail free card in that regard and it's costing you a fortune in freshly trained employees that discover they simply can't work for some of the people who occupy field management positions. Also, HR is complicit in helping management bury their mistakes instead of doing their job and following up on filed grievances.


  6. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Field Engineer - Wireline in Kilgore, TX
    Former Intern - Field Engineer - Wireline in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halliburton as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -opportunity for growth if you have the desire and demonstrate your competence
    -great job security and opportunities to relocate to places all over the country as well as abroad
    -lots of hands-on learning

    Cons

    -work schedule can be tough to deal with at times, such as long hours on location and working at strange times at night and the early morning
    -Most field offices are located in the rural areas, so the lifestyle might be a bit different if you are use to urban or suburban living


  7. "Last Job"

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    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pay and compensation were great. Great insurance and 401k plan. That's about the only pro I feel I can mention

    Cons

    Cut throat company. Does not communicate well with employees. I was laid off 8 days before Christmas without any notice. Do Yes I'm just a little bitter


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Open Hole Wireline Field Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and commission. Great co-workers. Mentally challenging position.

    Cons

    Too many hours (working days, concurrent, at a time). Not a position that will further your development in any field of engineering except chemical engineering. As an electrical engineer, this job set me back in my professional growth.


  9. "Challenging Environment"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Little or No Supervision, Challenging Work

    Cons

    Travel, Pay, Paperwork, and Travel


  10. "Patients running the asylum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halliburton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate appears to be a real, live, grown up company. Salary is not terrible and until lately, overtime was plentiful!

    Cons

    Field locations run by many unprofessional, incompetent individuals who merely made their way up the ladder by friends and favors. Promotions largely given based upon the buddy system and harrassment and discrimination are prevalent although most employees fear for loss of employment and as such, keep it under wraps. HR does not offer the support it should to employees. DO NOT work for Halliburton field camps!

    Advice to Management

    Somebody should really look in on the kids....they are making a mess of your house!!!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Could be worse..."

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer - Wireline in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401K is ok
    Medical Plan is good
    Stock Purchase is good
    Lots of positions get a company vehicle
    Opportunities to go international

    Cons

    Work in garbage towns.
    100 hours of work a week (mostly paperwork) and all you hear from management is complaints.
    Come home covered in mud for less money than anybody on location.
    Managers and sales are out of touch with field employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put some effort into keeping employees happy and maybe they will stick around long enough to actually become an asset.



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