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Halliburton Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Operator Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details I heard about a job fair at the local Halliburton. I spoke to a woman who was recruiting and accepting resumes, she was friendly. She then introduced me to the man responsible for interviewing me, who was also quite friendly. The interview was straight forward, he reviewed my resume and asked fair questions. I was hired shortly thereafter.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary really   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – wages weren't negotiated, they were firmly set for new employees without experience.
The starting day was negotiated so I could give my previous employer notice which was fair.

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Engineer Interview

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Interviewed at Halliburton

Interview Details I had several one on one interviews. Overall the people were welcoming and nice, they just want to have an idea about who you are, what you know and what are you expectations from the job you are applying for.

Interview Question – What would be the kind of job that you do not want?   Answer Question

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Operation Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details Got an on-campus interview. It was an one-one behavioral based interview. Somehow the questions were hard. For example: give an example of the things that you learnt quickly and the things which took longer to learn in your past positions.
They required Driving Licence- Class 5 and being able to do physical works.

Interview Question – Tell me about an objective which you were asked to achieve, but it was unreasonable in your view.   Answer Question

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Difficult Interview

Document Control Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details The interview itself seemed difficult, they asked questions that did not seem to matter. They did not ask about skills or qualifications, mostly personal situations.

Interview Question – Asked about dealing with other "backrounds"   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

MWD/LWD Field Engineer Interview

MWD/LWD Field Engineer
Nisku, AB

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Halliburton in December 2009.

Interview Details I was brought into the office for an interview when I was dropping off my application. I was asked some questions about my motivation for the position and my skills. I was told they were only hiring contractors at the time, but HR would instruct me how to set up my own corporation and the type of insurance I'd need.

Interview Question – It wasn't particularly difficult at all, but I already had oilfield experience.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I was in a motor vehicle accident shortly after the interview, so I couldn't dedicate the time out of town and thus didn't bother setting up the corporation.

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Very Easy Interview

MWD Engineer Interview

MWD Engineer
Nisku, AB

The process took a day - interviewed at Halliburton in October 2010.

Interview Details One on one interview where the employer asked for my resume .told me about the job position and showed me the working environment . Interviewer asked if I was comfortable with such environment .interviewer offered me the job right on the spot and asked me to think about it and call him back to let him know my decision.

Interview Question – Can you work in a harsh environment (hot /cold) where you will be away for weeks or months at a time ?   View Answer

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Drilling Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Halliburton in January 2011.

Interview Details Invited for a phone interview.
Interview consisted of basic behavioral questions and about past experience.

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No Offer

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Easy Interview

Entry Level Field Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Homer City, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Halliburton in April 2014.

Interview Details The initial interview was conducted at my university. It was a typical HR interview. I was called for a second interview which took place at one of their field offices. We were treated to breakfast, lunch, and dinner over a 2 day period where we were shown all aspects of the job for either a frack or cementing position. The process was laid back. They frequently prompted us to ask questions about everything they showed us. You seem to be evaluated constantly during the trip with a 3 member panel interview at the end where they just ask basic questions about your resume.

Interview Question – The questions asked during the HR interview were basic "Tell me about a time you were stressed and how you handled it" "give me a good decision and bad decision you made   Answer Question

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Field Engineer - Wireline Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details As you may have read already from other comments, the two day interview process is very laid back. Meet-and-greet, presentation, and dinner on the first day and field or shop visit, lunch, and out-interview on the second day. What I came to find out from the region I went for (Northeast) is that they do almost everything the same I expected from reading glassdoor comments about field engineer interview process, but the out-interview a bit different. It was 45-60 minutes long instead of the 15 minutes I thought it would be. The interviewer made all the same behavioral questions from the first interview I had on campus, he asked technical questions related to my field of engineering and also about the presentations and shop visit, and gave me a short written exam with electrical and mechanical problems to solve with out a calculator. The technical questions were very basic (i.e. difference between pump and motor, standard household voltage/freq, what does bentonite clay do when drilling). The written exam had a problem of solving for total resistance of a simple circuit, one of hydrostatic pressure, one of step-up transformers, and one wireline problem about calculating the voltage needed to power a tool down the hole at certain distance.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Field Engineer - Cased Hole Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Halliburton.

Interview Details 1st interview was on campus. Normal questions such as teamwork, bad/good decision, etc. This interview was after an information session the previous day. Make sure you go to the information session and ask questions during both the info session and interview.

2nd interview was onsite in Texas and involved another information session, touring the site, dinner, and another interview. Make sure to pay attention during all of it because they will ask questions the entire time you're there to make sure you can handle a lot of information and make sure that you're genuinely interested. When they ask questions about what you thought use specific examples about what you learned and don't give 1 word responses. Also, doesn't hurt to be familiar with current events, sports news, etc. for small talk.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you over the other candidates?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – 2 weeks negotiation

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