Production Group Leader
Supply Chain Management Program
My degree is based on hydraulics, so there were really two industries that I was looking at – oil and gas, and mechanics. I decided that I was more interested in oil and gas.
I am in the Supply Chain Management Program. It's a 2½-year rotational program in which you learn the depth and breadth of the organization. The scope is very tight. You know exactly what you need to do and when you need to do it.
During your time in the program, you have to build an ability to be able to recognize the scope of your project, understand what you need to do, and to even sometimes set your own targets – difficult targets – and achieve them.
As the program accelerates, it becomes more and more open as to what you're able to do with your assignment. The people who graduate from the program are expected to be the future leaders of the Company.
It's a very challenging program. There'll be days when you know you're doing a great job and days when you know you can do better.
I think I was chosen for the program because they saw in me a drive to go higher.
I have this internal drive to take things to the next level and to never be satisfied with the status quo.
I think that Halliburton definitely listens to where their employees want to go in the future. We have different tools that provide that avenue, such as our talent profiles. But, there's also your relationship with your manager, and even the managers above them, to make sure your goals are aligned, and they understand what your goals are and where you can fit in the business.
You can be with Halliburton for 20 or 30 years and, in that same time, move your job five or 10 times within the Company. You get the opportunity to change jobs, try something new, fight complacency, but still provide a valuable service to Halliburton over the years.
In the future, I want to go wherever the business takes me, but to always go exponentially.