Baker Hughes
3.2 of 5 526 reviews
www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.2 526 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(181 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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supply chain transformation is a mess, new management has no knowledge of the business, only changing processes.

Inventory Planner (Current Employee)

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

ProsUsed to be a great company to work for before the merger and transformation.
Good benefits
Convenient location

ConsMicro-Managers, not flexible on time schedules, want to control every move of day to day activities. No company morale, no incentive, motivation or loyalty to retain good employees with valuable experience and knowledge. Everyone is equal and no one is valuable. Measurements are based on strict processes regaurdless of the outcome. Departments have been solo'd and no longer work together as a team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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50/50

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsOnce a great place to work, So maybe it will be again!

ConsInternaly focused, No concept of rewarding performance, Obssessed with "MBA", Cronyism, Meeting overload, Inexperianced middle management and detached senior managment. One new initative after another, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit looking to employee surveys that are stacked to give you the anwser you wanted to hear. Get rid of half of your managment reward your experianced folks regardless of whether or not they push back. Get them bought in on what the company is trying to achieve instead of keeping them in the dark. Moral is bad people are unhappy and this from a company that used to have a family type enviorment. maybe that is the plan to become a cold heartless number type enviroment?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unsatisfactory

Equipment Operator (Current Employee)
Rock Springs, WY

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunity to grow
transferability to different areas/positions

ConsVery disorganized company, does not follow through on things. Scheduling is horrible. Forsight is terrible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company on the move...in the wrong direction

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompany provided benefits are industry comparable.

ConsLayoffs with seemingly no purpose as the industry is on an up cycle, competitors aren't downsizing, the price of oil or natural gas hasn't plummeted. Internal organizational success measures show progress while the company and stock price continue to lag. Executives seem to be listening to consultants who have little regard for morale or employee engagement. If you are considering this firm as an employer, be very cautious as many of the more experienced employees who could have been mentors were recently let go. Couple that with a manager training program which is woefully inadequate, a performance review process that force ranks achievers and laggards, and HR and IT departments in total disarray.

Advice to Senior ManagementRidding your company of so much talent and experience may help you reach short term financial goals. Upon what will you draw for long term growth?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Can't figure out how to get organized. Company seems to be in a constant state of flux, so hard getting anything done.

Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFriendly people, but always wondering who will lose their job next.

ConsToo many changes ---too often

Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized--and quit trying to be Schlumberger or Halliburton

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Baker Hughes is full of politics at certain locations.

Applications Scientist (Former Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

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

ProsTraveling to various areas in the US to do field work, also receiving daily field pay. Health benefits, 401k, pension plan and stock all were very beneficial!!

ConsSugar Land location, very political and various mid management individuals were very messy. if they did not like you, they would find way to get you out the company. For instance, PIP, basically a paper trail that was merely a set up for failure for an individual. To many political chiefs and not enough indians. Also seemed like at Sugar Land, they wanted to hire all there friends from Champion and Nalco

Advice to Senior ManagementBe very selective of who you hire in management. Value to the work ethic of employees that put their all into the company when working and representing it in the public eye

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Technician (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsTravel, Hands on Training, good place to start out

ConsAlways gone on the road, no down time, No career advancement,

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your personnel

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Constant change with no purpose

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat company in innovation and technology development.

ConsPoor leadership vision; constantly shifting initiatives and focus just for the sake of change.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your mid-management, develop and promote people base on their merits not on how well they play the political game.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place to advance unless you know SOMEONE

Drilling Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood technology, good co-workers, Company spends alot to train it's employees.

ConsNot career progression, management doesn't care about workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Will always be in third place

Senior IT Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMostly care about employees
Good benefits

ConsUnclear direction
Lots of VP's who are overpaid

Advice to Senior ManagementCut down on bloated upper management levels

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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