Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
710 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Not a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than an 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    Poor leadership, lots of waste,outdated system,poor training,lots of drama.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
  2.  

    Red-Headed step child treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Medicore Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    High Pot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Global. Not too many pros to recommend.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Random layoffs. No diversity in leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    10 year Employee has lost hope!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Decent Benefits (But dropping fast)

    Cons

    Buddy buddy system
    Poor communication
    Employees left in the dark even lower managers
    Failure to engage employees
    Extremely baised
    If your not in the 'In Crowd" don't look for any real promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to get Baker back to it's roots and at the same time move forward with progress. To many backward thinkers taking the company down. In 10 years I have seen this company slide backwards in all aspects including safety.
    Get rid of this useless Human Resources group. If you file a complaint it is turned against you and you are persicuted by everyone including your managers. Baker has a broken system in several of these smaller plants and there is no over sight.
    Extreme amounts of under the table dealings going on with vendors without any managers doing anything to stop it after being notified multiple times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lacking of Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Artesia, NM
    Former Employee - Administration in Artesia, NM

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the company with no experience in management! They hire whoever!

    Cons

    No support from HR and lacking management and coaching, HSE culture, ability to work as a team is very poor!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to get off there butts and see what's really going on in these districts! I dedicated my time from clock in to clock out! I spent hours trying to make the team better and most importantly, make the company better! With my knowledge and experience I brought to the table, the management did not support me because they thought I wanted "their" job! Every little mistake that was made, HR was called instead of them talking and walking me through my mistake! As well as coaching! That's what I wanted is to work as a team!!! The evaluations are poor and need to be looked into. HR and HSE structure needs to be looked into! HR is to support employee and management, but not favor management because there buddy!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Baker Hughes, as a whole, is a good company to work for. However, there are some discriminator practices still in place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Frac Supervisor in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Frac Supervisor in Williston, ND

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    They still have a serious discriminatory issues among the upper district ranks. I Experienced this first hand. Districts in the upper states, such as N.D. minorities Do Not have an equal opportunity to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead on concentrating on numbers, and making decisions based on numbers, you should conduct surprise inspections and talk to the lower rank employees, who know what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Because that's the way we've always done it"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremore, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claremore, OK

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and good safety training

    Cons

    Inability to change. No change management process implemented. Good Old Boy attitude in Claremore. Mid level managers not willing to work together for process improvements, constant finger pointing. Houston work environment is TOTALLY different than the Tulsa Area environment, especially the Claremore Artificial Lift group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the office culture especially in Operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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