Interesting, lucrative, but no loyalty to employees
Completions Engineer (Former Employee) – Mount Pearl, NL – 28 September 2017
I worked in completions as an engineer. I started after a short stint with an oil company, and moved here to pursue a career with more field work.
The training is top notch. Halliburton gives you the tools to learn and succeed in your career.
The work is technically interesting, and in my small office it was diverse. It was demanding at times, and time in the field is often non negotiable and unexpected.
The culture wasn't what I expected. Hard work wasn't rewarded and it's easy to burn out given the work thats required. Most people I knew were always talking about a way out, moving to another company or career by taking the skills they had learned from Halliburton.
When the industry took a down turn, my office did little to help it's employees. There were widespread cuts, and questionable layoffs for months.
Associate Accountant/Special Admin (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 February 2017
Management is brought into Canada from USA, to watch over shoulder and make life uncomfortable for some. I believe Canadians are smart enough or more to handle management position. Adds to Canadian unemployed.
Technical Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 January 2017
The company I worked for was actually purchased by Halliburton, and thus began the slide from "excellent" to just so-so. About two years ago, which is about ten years after I left Halliburton, the Calgary development office was substantially scaled back (effectively closed) and development shifted to Houston.
The original company was Landmark Graphics, which bought the engineering software company I worked for (Munro-Garrett)
Landmark was an absolutely fabulous company to work for. Unfortunately, it was purchased by Halliburton after about six years from the start of my employment.
Change was slow but inevitable, and the Landmark culture withered and died.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 26 January 2017
Typical day at Mar ric would be to over see all daily aspects of all the trades and make sure the job is on schedule and on time. Also planing of all work projects and changes that need to be made change happens real fast on a big job site anything from work injury to machines breaking down everything needs to be taken care of fast.
Good company to work for with interesting and varied experiences
Principal Drilling Consultant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 January 2017
Working as an IT consultant for the Landmark software support division, I could be doing anything from troubleshooting an Oracle installation to visiting a rig site to train a driller to creating a custom app. The team I worked with was very friendly and well managed. I learned a great deal during my years with them.
Operator (Former Employee) – Clairmont, AB – 12 January 2017
Working oil patch is not for everyone. Oil part is for people who are mechanically inclined, with good work ethics an excellent team players.
You are in a crew and they become your family, they are people who travels with you and spend most of the time with you at different locations far deep in the woods. You need to have passion and drive to handle the job.
Halliburton is a very nice experience and I would recommend to try it.
You learn many things and have the fun of driving heavy trucks on lease roads, highways and you really prove yourself.
Warehouse Materials Specialist (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 17 July 2016
I have learned much from Halliburton.Inventory control, Procurement, and Logistics are areas i was not familiar with before coming to Halliburton. Co-workers are the heart of Halliburton. they have fantastic people there who share knowledge and are willing to help other out, Management as at any job have their ups and downs. i was very fortunate to have an awesome Manager that believed in his team and backed us up when necessary.
Hardest part of the job is trying to get further training. We usually had to learn on our own. Most enjoyable part was the people and all the team events we held.
Great benefits package and fantastic people to work with
Have lead (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 10 June 2016
Everyone was always helpful if asked, office personnel were great, work life balance was ok. Sometimes the hardest part was actually leaving home for work but once out there it was fine. Most enjoyable part is when things are going smoothly and everyone is laughing and having fun, making jokes (usually at my expense).
Operations Material Control Associate (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 16 May 2016
I enjoyed working for them as it was an interesting place to work and I had some very great co-workers, I learned lots. Towards the end of my employment we had changed our processes and made it much more streamlined. We all crossed trained so no one had to come back to a mountain of work after an absence or vacation.
Clerk (Former Employee) – grande prairie, alberta – 9 May 2016
yeah a ton of us got dropped by the the big H but i liked the work, i worked in the cementing dept. work was hard but nothing the average worker could handle, met a bunch good people while working there and the safety mentality worked great in the shop but not so much out in the field.
great bosses, fun working with other folk from other divisions
Full responsibility and minimum supervision doing your work
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 3 May 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.