AFP (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – January 25, 2014
Mainly worked in the field with a crew of up to four people under the supervision of Field Professional. Assisted with getting ready for jobs, supervising the crew and doing safety meeting in the shop/field. Ran the winch, worked with high technology tools, created and interpreted final logs (using warrior system, summit). Worked long hours in extreme hot/cold weather conditions.
Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – February 3, 2016
- 8-10 hour shifts - learned how to operate various machinery and equipment - mixture of different management personalities - great coworkers which make the work environment an enjoyable place - put in long hours if a job is rushed
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – July 7, 2015
This job worked on-site the oil platforms and closely with the oil-rig staff. Required the ability to work in all weather conditions at all times of the day. A regular work schedule for myself was 21 days on 3 days off. This position was equalized by the generous salary/benefits Halliburton offered.
When is very slow in oilfield there is not many jobs. Lot of people where laid off.
Senior M/LWD Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – February 5, 2016
There is no typical day of work. Every day is different. When you drive to location with a partner 2 trucks are loaded heavily with equipment, need to be on time according to weather conditions. Even if you might drive 1000 km or more. After arrival need to gig up. It might take 10-12 hrs, tools need to be tested before running in the hole. Picking up tools take time too and need to be tested again. When we begin drilling we start to take surveys and logg the well. It might take 48 hrs when one of us go to sleep.
Co-workers are very different and need to manage with 4 different characters. The hardest part is if something did not go well and problem need to be solved ASAP. The oil-gas wells cost a lot of money, mostly those horizontal and directional. Any tool failure: MWD or mud motors are a big problem bonded with a lot of stress and explanation to our and oil company offices.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when you home, your paycheck and satisfaction that job was done properly and within time.
This company from the outside looks like it can offer you a bright future. However when they do the interview process and the new hire process they roll out the red carpet and treat you like a king. However in a short while later you realize it was all fluff. There is no team moral boosting, if you want a raise or to try a different task you have to fight for it for a full year before they even consider it. Too many managers contradicting other managers. However this place has great benefits and pensions. If you can work for a sub-par wage, and great benefits, fighting for your small raises and work in a place that recognizes you faults before ever acknowledging your successes, then go work here. Oh and they say that safety is number one but they try to prevent employees from seeking medical attention so the managers get their safety bonus at the end of the year.
demanding enviroment with little rewards, no yearly raises, have to fight for raises, poor company morale, too much red tape
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – January 12, 2016
At Halliburton I learned many design skills and testing norms in an industrial environment. The design team is very advanced in their engineering knowledge. At the same time, many of the design engineers need to implement and test their designed parts and assemblies therefore creating a process that provides tremendous growth for engineers. I was able to design and test my own parts and the testing apparatus for it.
Full responsibility and minimum supervision doing your work
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – May 3, 2016
Excellent experience. We had the opportunity to travel all across the Prairies and meet customers' requirements in every location. I got the chance to learn a profession in addition to get involved with the primary industry in the province.
Directional Drilling Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – March 21, 2016
Learned how to work in a fast pace environment and work as a team with many different companies and people. Anything could happen in a typical day and we would have to overcome a wide variety of different problems.
Great Place to work cause i had a great team to work with
Senior Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – August 7, 2015
upload load all new job and fix all errors.I learned that it is wonderful to have a great team to work with. The MANAGEMENT was the best. My Manager was great always there to help in any way possible . My co workers were wonderful they are 100% the best team I have ever worked with. The hardest part of my job was that I worked my self out of a job. The most enjoyable part of my job was that I had a great team to work with .
had a wonderful team to work with
not a lot of work to do when the rigs are not running