Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
117 Reviews
2.0
117 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.  

    Very disorganized organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Unqualified supervisors and managers. Very disorganized and bad mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a job, not a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Nice facilities. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management is internally focused. No professional development opportunities. They place little value in their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees with knowledge and experience rather than promoting based on quotas. Focus on the customer and maybe you will quit finishing 3rd out of 3 or 4th out of 4.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Better As An Internship?

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Crash course in oilfield essentials.

    Cons

    As a field engineer I felt unimportant and under-utilized. Almost all tasks on a daily basis do not require a person with an engineering degree. No actual clout on projects results in lack of respect in operations, who view the field engineer position as disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely rethink utilization of field engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Near-sighted approach that holds back the great potential

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are the type of salary person who takes little pride in your work, quickly disengages with your responsibilities the moment 4:00 comes and you don't get the whole accountability thing then this is the place for you.

    A lot of opportunity for growth. Not much talent in your way (but can be very bureaucratic).

    Cons

    If you are the type of salary person who takes pride in your work, takes ownership of your responsibilities and is a team player then you will get very frustrated here.

    Management is near-sighted and deviates their strategy quarter by quarter since they don't have the courage or intellect to commit to real strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage to bite the bullet and properly invest in information systems that will enable us to catch up after being 20 years behind in every regard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company, bad employee relations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The training opportunities are excellent. Great courses and classes for every level

    Cons

    Company does not operate as one unit. Goals and core values are not aligned everywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work.

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    Current Contractor - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK
    Current Contractor - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay Is good. Lots of hours available. Very safe work environment

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lots of waste,outdated system,poor training,lots of drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's management's job to manage change. If management can't manage change. It's time to change management. Quit wasting. Listen to your employees. Hire people with felony good hard working people make mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Red-Headed step child treatment

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and training, but, because of the cons it is really hard to be happy as a tech with the wireline division of Baker Hughes.

    Cons

    Wireline engineers and operators are allowed to get all of the overtime they want, but, very few technicians in the wireline division of Baker Hughes are allowed to get overtime! I spoke with my manager several times and he just doesn't seem to care that my pay has gone down!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to quit taking technicians for granted! It takes at least five years to get good as a technician and you should not treat them like "red-headed step-children". When only wireline engineers and operators are allowed to get overtime, it is very depressing and disappointing to the technicians when they are not allowed any! Since it takes many years for a tech to get good at servicing tools, it really behooves management to treat them a little better!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Medicore Company

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    Current Employee - Learning Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable
    Good People
    Good Opps for Development

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Benefits okay
    No real advancement opportunity, lots of training but no advancement. Lateral moves available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of direction. Poor morale. Well compensated. Personnel movement for the sake of movement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for upward movement if you are a high potential.

    Cons

    Decisions being made very short sighted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it was all up hill with the young supervisors there job went to there head, they talk down to you.

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    Former Employee - Heavy Diesel Mechanic in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Heavy Diesel Mechanic in Brighton, CO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money was ok but long hours 14 hour days for three weeks with one week off. Then they try to send you to N,D.

    Cons

    it was a hosite workplace from day one, with the other mechanics I wasn't allowed in the lunch room at lunch break when they were in there. they did things and stole off my toolbox everyday. and the supervisor was on there side, he told me to mind my own business and go back to work, or he would write me up. I have 5 years perfect attendance at a other location grand jct. went to brighton and it was hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why does management look the other way all the time, they are protecting there job and don't want to get involved. I call the 800 number and they just passed me from office to office. Then they let me go because I didn't report a trip in the first 10 minutes. OSHA on the wall says 3 days. Its all bull to get me to quit. I was told by two different mechanics they were trying to get me to quit. I'am sueing the company..... will let you know later...........

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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