Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
77 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work /Life Balance - flexible hours, remote access from home when ill (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Old boys club keeps going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Specialist in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Current Employee - MWD Specialist in Mount Pleasant, PA

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Salary isn't too bad, well, at least when you add on the day rate.

    Cons

    Blatent sexism, poor planning. Allows the whims of slightly senior employees to dictate staffing decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century. Hopefully the Halliburton takeover will shake up the joint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The Woodlands, TX

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    It is close to the woodlands mall.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and everyone cuts corners. No one is honest with you about most situations and the people are rude. Worst place that I have ever worked by far!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ignoring and covering up mistakes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Miserable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Offshore Coiled Tubing Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Offshore Coiled Tubing Operator in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The soon to be extinct company did have good benefits.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club. No opportunities for minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discrimination is rampant throughout the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Baker Hughes: A Company with 2 Faces

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Face No.1 - This is what the outside world sees. A great company to work for. Extreme diversity in its workforce--looks like a delegation from the United Nations. Female-friendly hiring and promoting practices. Many opportunities to grow a career and get into upper-management positions.

    Cons

    Face No.2 - This is the reality that employees see. Pockets of hostile environments all over the company. The diversity is only present in the posters BHI plasters all over the place--In North America, this company is still 90% white people from the US, UK and Canada. Career opportunities are only available to employees that have a "sponsor" in the executive ranks; great looking, young females; and handsome, young men. Experienced, proven performers that don't fit that profile have little chance to move up the ladder. When the sponsored people fail at their assignments, they are simply moved to another role (and sometimes that includes a promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Easy job, you can sleep at your office; take off you shoes; eat all the time at your office

    Cons

    Horrible place to work
    No career
    Managers think about their own long term position with company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This was nothing close to what I was told it was going to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling Services Account Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Services Account Manager in Midland, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Baker-Hughes drilling service product line, as a whole, were reliable

    Cons

    It is largely disorganized. Incompetent management. No clear understanding of day-to-day duties, and there was little to no training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not recommended right now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the benefits were good, the pay was reasonable, depending on your job-growth was reasonable, the people worked with were great

    Cons

    Too much politics, shareholders are more important than anything else right now, job security iffy, Company is no longer following their Core values, HR does not understand what the company does or is about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shareholders nor HR should be in charge, decisions are being made with sorely outdated information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great opportunity to learn something new.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Stator Assembly in Claremore, OK
    Former Employee - Stator Assembly in Claremore, OK

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    They paid very well.

    Cons

    They didn't have any signs up saying things were hot. I got burned because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to pay attention to what is going on in the department. Cause there were people leaving to take breaks when it wasn't break time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Disappointed in HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Good separation of teams, cutting edge LCMS technology (Xyleme) and some friendly faces if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Bullying, retaliation and a complete nightmare once you start to show some initiative that disagrees with the "leadership" that sadly is stuck in the 50's of pedagogy. Too many leaders and exec's that have bought into a culture of fear and managers that are essentially unemployable.

    A great system held back by rigid templates, over the shoulder working practices and frankly, the kind of behavior that will give you a nervous breakdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are the CEO - clear it out. Seriously, from you down to the managers, and start again. If you don't, good luck holding onto anyone that is any good in learning and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    prod. specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Handler in Roswell, NM
    Former Employee - Product Handler in Roswell, NM

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    met a few good people

    Cons

    constant schedule changes. Definitely a good ole boy club atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the nepotism, stop pushing good employees out the door to make room for an your buddies kid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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