Total lack of organization or management
Laboratory Specialist (Former Employee) – Houston, Texas – March 11, 2013
A typical day at work varies. On a slow day, most technicians sit at the computer surfing the web for hours. On a heavy day, the same, only a few technicians work non-stop and stay past hours to complete tasks.
Management seems to have no grasp of work activities on a day-to-day basis, and is generally non-existent.
Preferential treatment (projects assignments, raises, promotions, etc.) is given on the basis of: a) seniority over merit, b) gender, males over females, c) relatives of employees (nepotism is company-wide), and d) anyone from Halliburton (?).
What I learned:
1) If possible, interview or consult a current or past employee of company in same or similar position.
2) You can't always predict a really poor job fit. Paying attention to the mannerisms of the management prior to hire may give clues. IF they seem apathetic, don't count on them to be aware of your progress, supportive of your advancement, or concerned with anything going on in general.
flexible schedule, unlimited overtime permitted, and company pool bonus
no recognition or reward for accomplishments/hard work