Thread regarding Halliburton Co. layoffs

Why doesn't anyone younger want to work here?

I know, the reasons are multiple, but it’s really shocking to me that the company isn’t even trying to keep at least young talented people. It should try to keep all skilled employees, but it is one of the few companies that does nothing to prevent young people who have great potential from leaving. Does this company have anything to offer that could keep them?

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They are focusing on green energy sector still living with parents.

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Post ID: @twoe+1bBLSFjo

Young people wouldn't stick around here even if they were valued. This place is run by dinosaurs that haven't worked anywhere else in 15 years or more and are pitifully out of date. It's embarrassing in technology when even our interns comment how antiquated our practices are. Good engineers who end up here tend to get out quickly, and if you're even halfway decent you should do the same.

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Post ID: @htqr+1bBLSFjo

Oil and gas (and doubly bottom feeders like HAL) doesn't attract young talented engineers in the first place - they go to the Valley and make more money with less work and more stability. The industry is dead and the pay isn't even that great.

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Post ID: @edpz+1bBLSFjo

There is no real long term future here I think but to be fair there doesn't seem to be a long term future anywhere anymore. Anyone, that is young, that's here already is either for a paycheck or using this as a stepping stone for somewhere else(assuming they have half a brain). The layoff during covid was really an eyeopener for me as far as just how little faith halliburton has in the future. Nevermind cost savings justification I can understand that but when you're willing to lose that many people you pretty much reveal just how little faith you have in the short term never mind the long. No one can plan a long term career under those terms.

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Post ID: @doyj+1bBLSFjo

The next problem for HAL.. Houston talent now has alot of options, not just OnG.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-the-oil-boomtown-of-houston-tech-is-building-a-new-home-in-the-shell-of-an-older-economy-11625782190

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Post ID: @aktv+1bBLSFjo

Companies retain valued employees thru compensation... and Halliburton is as prized as a 625 lb wife.

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Post ID: @2pie+1bBLSFjo

It doesn't take long before new employees realize that the ones who are thought so highly of and move up in the organization have no business being there. There are no true leaders in Halliburton. True leaders care more about the career movement and success of those below them. Leaders at Halliburton care only about their own self preservation and advancement.

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Post ID: @2fjk+1bBLSFjo

They keep laying off the young talented ones. Politics is a MFer….

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Post ID: @1qbl+1bBLSFjo

When the employee is viewed as nothing but manual labor, and therefore expendable, why would the company make any effort to retain them.

This is why you have ILearn (if that is still around), which has NO 'rewards', and the continuous effort to automate everything.

Look for the day when engineers WILL be the ones running cement jobs with the same type of control as does the person setting in the TCC, or on the latest CTU.
And, I almost forgot about "Dave's Dream", ICruise, which was designed to be controlled from some remote location, in an office, far, far, away.

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Post ID: @1wds+1bBLSFjo

Because the writing is on the wall, Oil and gas is on the decline and Halliworld is not willing to keep talent. Management will only keep and protect their cronies and rear end kissers. The good ole boys club will suck this company for all its worth. While the few that provide the day to day money coming in is seeing the decline of this industry and saying get out while you can unless you are close to retirement and riding this train to see where it takes you. All software will eventually be outsourced. All manufacturing work will be eventually outsourced as well.

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