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Halliburton Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Halliburton Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Lesar
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Low Development High Bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the hours are flexible. The vacation policies and employee stock purchase plans are good benefits. It is such a large company that it is very easy to go unnoticed for extended periods of time. Higher levels receive bonuses when times are good.

    Cons

    The company is very management and process heavy. Processes are kept even when they do not create value. No one disputes processes or current design methods. If you want your career to progress you have to be diligent in exploring opportunities because management isn't going to help.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to express an interest in your employees. Currently, quality work is not rewarded and because of that most of the employees are looking for opportunities outside of the company. The only employees who are not looking are those who rarely do any work, let alone quality work, yet continue to keep their jobs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operator Asst"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of product lines and can change product lines and locations if you desire to do so. Stuck to time off and helped with training and education as long as it pertained to job.

    Cons

    Large company only was promoted once in 3 years because I talked to management about leaving for another opportunity.


  3. "Management treats employees like an inconvenient expense"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In-depth training in great for someone with no oilfield experience, Reasonable compensation, Good health benefits

    Cons

    A lot of the 'training' is thinly-veiled hazing, work-life balance is non-existent, employees are viewed as an expense and an inconvenience,

    Advice to Management

    You are managing people, not just numbers. Realize that the people in the field are your bread-and-butter and your job is to support them.


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  5. "OK Company"

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good middle management and competitive pay

    Cons

    Benefits aren't up to par


  6. "Halliburton PE"

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    Current Employee - OAII in Rock Springs, WY
    Current Employee - OAII in Rock Springs, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halliburton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An honest days pay for an honest days work. Excellent benefits. When its busy you can get as many hours as you possibly want and they always pay. Weeks off are great.

    Cons

    The hours are LOOONG. You are gone all the time working 17, 18 often more hours a day. I've had 28 hour long shifts. Being outside in ND or WY in the dead of winter can be brutal as well but you can dress for that a little bit. Its an unstable market as is anything in the oil and gas industry.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Production Planner/Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adheres to detail and values.

    Cons

    Not being paid enough for what i do.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Service Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits. they let you work lots of hours

    Cons

    Little home time, treated as a number, profits are more important than safety. Little job stability, massive layoffs when oil prices go down


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of Responsibility"

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional - Frac/Acid in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Professional - Frac/Acid in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn quickly, only engineer on location within 6 months, best oilfield training, 10 weeks of official classroom training during first year, little to no supervision from boss, you will learn to be self sufficient quickly which is great for personal development.

    60k starting off, 25$/day per diem, 1k relocation bonus, 2k bonus at 4 months (equipment), 3k bonus at 8 months (fluids), at 1 year, up to 10% raise and daily bonus for everyday your in the field pumping a job (100$/day)... So at one year you'll be making 63k plus 100$/day bonus. Schedule is 10 on, 4 off. 3 of your days on will be in the office, 7 in the field. 11-3 for ATP's.

    Cons

    300+ hours a month, lots of driving, no work life balance, always thinking about work, low pay for hours worked, must stay for at least 2 years or you will have to pay back training bonus.


  10. "Not bad if you don't care what you do for a living"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance benefits are good

    Cons

    When oil takes a dive, they don't care who the cut loose

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Stop hanging on just for the sake of hanging on. Go home and let some new blood in. This place is ran by nothing but old white men that are resistant to change.


  11. "Employee review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for varied experience

    Cons

    Not really interested in employees



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