Material Handler I (Current Employee), Carmichaels, PA – February 18, 2014
As a material handler, i assist in the ordering of all baroid drilling chemicals, manage inventory, create all sales orders, manage all billing for base oil and bulk barite, dispatch all Halliburton and third party trucking, manage warehouse employees, I have a developed a tremendous repore with all of co workers. I enjoy working with them on a daily – more... basis. My job is extremely fast paced and my specific tasks can change everyday.The oil and gas industry is a very diverse industry. It creates different challenges daily, that i enjoy to conquer. – less
Oil Gas Accountant (Former Employee), Houston, TX – February 17, 2014
• Supervise A/R and A/P clerks • Prepared account reconciliations, identifies and resolves issues. • Prepares and posts journal vouchers which may include consolidations and eliminations • Researches and resolves basic accounting issues and transactions • Timely and efficiently resolve all disputes regarding oil and gas revenue transactions • Prepares – more... general ledger entries including pre-paid, accruals, allocations, etc • Strong experience with revenue and joint venture costs recording, accrual of revenue, LOE, and capital, and accounting of DD&A, crude oil inventory, production taxes, transportation costs, time-writing, ARO, and overhead calculation. • Reconcile general ledger accounts and ensure proper resolution of reconciling items. • Perform revenue and cost analysis including actual vs. budget, month to month, quarter to quarter, and year to year comparison. • Prepare variance analysis explanations and accounts receivable aging reports. • Provide ad hoc reporting to management utilizing Essbase and advanced Microsoft Office application such as Access, Microsoft query, pivot table, Vlookup, etc. – less
Frac Operator (Former Employee), Muncy, PA – February 7, 2014
The job required a lot of physical labor. Often you would be lifting heavy pieces of iron, and hammering it together with sledgehammers all day. There were a lot of good aspects such as the pay and the benefits. I would say the pay and benefits were top notch. We worked a god awful amount of hours, but it would be over the course of two weeks. After – more... the two weeks we had a full week off and it was like that the whole time. The best part was on your week off you still got paid for 40 hours. Overall I'd say it's a good job for anyone willing to put up with a very demanding hard labor job. You have the opportunity to make 6 figures after your first year starting from the bottom. – less
Field Technician (Former Employee), Northern Colorado – February 3, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, career advancement
If you are reading this and have never worked in the oil field, you need to understand that working in the oil field is a long and tiring task. It is definitely an important function for our country and for humanity. We need oil; simple as that. If you are married and thinking of going into the oil field, be ready to get divorced. It's just going to – more... take that much time from your family, and not very many people are willing to stick it out. Now, that's just about the oil field; not Halliburton.
As for Halliburton, my experience was very good. As a company, they strive to take care of their employees and do have the best interest of the employee in mind. The benefits were excellent and Halliburton paid a large portion of those benefits. I believe I paid about 5% of the cost of my total benefits package that covered a family of four. Their 401(k) is fairly standard except that they add a 4% extra bonus at the end of the year into your retirement account.
They provide its employees with all the equipment necessary to do the job. To be successful at Halliburton, you need to only do one thing - work hard. That should the be the case for all companies (and it never hurts to do it anyway), but if you can master that one thing at Halliburton then you will do well.
Again, this is the same for all oil companies, but it needs to be repeated. You will work long hours in all kinds of weather if you work in the oil field. You'll be provided the equipment to endure and accomplish it, but expect to be away from your family if you have one. If you are single, you won't have a life, but you'll have the opportunity to make a lot of money. And if you're single and know how to handle money, then this is the company for you. – less
Electronics Technician (Current Employee), Evansville, WY – February 2, 2014
Pros: not working in an office; mostly good people to work with.
Cons: long hours & relatively low base pay;
I spend most of my time in the field supporting one of the frac crews. The hours are extremely long, and the base pay is relatively low. I am unhappy with both the work, which is focused more on electronic troubleshooting than with instrumentation, and with the company culture. I find it extremely frustrating to watch the company waste millions of dollars, – more... and then cut back on the employees' hours to save money. – less
Leadership issues that lead to a company with a lot of potential continuing to be mediocre.
Technical Services Representative (Former Employee), Muncy, PA – January 28, 2014
Pros: stable company in todays economy.
Cons: no work/life balance.
The leadership of this company leaves a lot to be desired. Even though they are financially stable they could double their revenue with positive ideas from management. It is a job that takes all of your personal time away from family and in the end you are just a number.
Mechanic Tech 1 Field Technician (Former Employee), Amarillo, TX – January 28, 2014
good place to work. great benefits. lots of hours. If you don't mind being away from home a lot, then this is a good place to work. you will spend a lot of nights in hotels. during your shift it is hard labor but rewarding the job can be hazardous if you are in that part of the company.