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Any insight on Halliburton? Anybody know what the WLB is like? Done with consulting but have heard O&G can be just as crazy. TIA!

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Out of curiosity, what’s that timeline look like? I’d agree but curious

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Thanks for the clarification!

The culture there is pragmatic and kinda friendly. You need to be able to work with people from roughnecks to quants since they give almost every job class an opportunity to move up in the organization. So you can find sales or operations leaders with HS educations. It is a boom/bust industry. They cut headcount ruthlessly in downturns and hire back aggressively during recoveries. Many people in OFS have worked for 5-8 companies because of this cyclical pattern. They are trying to build out businesses related to carbon capture and sequestration but that’s early stages. It might be the future of the Industry or it could be the next cold fusion.


Thanks for the response! The downturn headcount reduction is a concern of mine.

The WLB for positions in the field are nuts (12 on 12 off usually…and I’m not including remote/offshore rigs which are even worse), but I’m assuming you’re looking at corporate positions which are generally 9-5 like many other industry roles


Yep - would be a corporate position so I was wondering if it was 9-5

For OFS places, Field positions are fun but a lot of work and at random times. I was on location for Christmas three years in a row. For Corporate positions, the schedule is typically 9-5 unless you’re in Corporate Operation roles, where you might go to location for high profile customers or jobs. Upside for the booms is that you’re always busy, downside is that the market is cyclical to the extreme. People jump companies worse than consulting and you need to plan on getting laid off during the downturns.


I enjoyed my time in the field. Pay was good for someone right out of college. Benefits were decent but it has been a few years and downturns since.

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