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Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Nothing bad to say about anything

Cons

No cons everything good keep it up

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep rocking and keep your workers happy

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Halliburton

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field offices demand absolute loyalty but offer none themselves

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Take on as much or as little responsibility as you want. As a field engineer typically you will rarely see your boss or any administrative staff. Plenty of opportunities to move between companies who you see out in the field.

    Cons

    No one will know how hard or little you work. You will often be berated for the performance of crews you work for, and learn quickly how to dodge being thrown under the bus. Faced daily with ethical dilemma's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, not just offer them comfortable work environments. Offer them some sort of loyalty through further opportunities. Also stop berating companies who hire your ex-employees, threatening to change or revoke contracts if they offer to pay your employees more, it kills morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician  in  Williston, ND (US)
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Williston, ND (US)

    I have been working at Halliburton full-time for less than a 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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