Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
670 Reviews
3.5
670 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company takes very good care of employees, offering excellent benefits and a good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company. Good benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is stable and fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication to remote offices is slow or lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good people for the most part

    Cons

    Management has a hard time admitting when they have made a mistake.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work if you are single and would like to earn some quick easy money.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Operator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Field Operator in Mount Pleasant, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay and ability to work your way up in the company with little to no education is a big bonus. Being able to earn 60k or better a year as an entry level employee is a great advantage to working for Baker Hughes. They have an amazing stock purchase program as well as 401k that if taken advantage of can be built into a very substantial retirement fund.

    Cons

    Unfortunately in order for most positions (operators especially), over time is common place and will likely be the only way you make more than 30k-40k per year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Have to really know the right people or you are sunk.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well established company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are often sub-standard. Very poor planning by upper management. Frequent layoffs. Low morale very common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan more than a few months ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Short several year career that ended due to lack of movement/communication.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Work life balance, office culture

    Cons

    Lack of communication, lack of ability to move within the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Structure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great employees, benefits, retirement, and compensation

    Cons

    Bad Structure, not enough time off, no light duty positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you see a person whom learned a lot and can track what's going on through the chaos don't overlook them. Get to know all of the people under their respective supervisors, because they could have been carrying a lot of the weight for that supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    RDD Engineer V

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    Former Employee - RDD Engineer V - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RDD Engineer V - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good training program for young engineers up to mid year career. A lot of opportunities when you are working at Baker Hughes CTI. You will enjoy their state of the art testing facility.

    Cons

    I have seen a lot of good engineers left the company. This company is constantly changing. A lot of managers are micro managing and lack of technical knowledge. Poor management skills. The new office arrangement is a failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for if you take charge of your own career!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you take charge of your own career!!

    Cons

    no structured career path is a real con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    PM mechanic

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    Former Employee - PM Mechanic in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - PM Mechanic in Brighton, CO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits hours are fare and the location is good and pay is fare for the work load always enough to keep a person busy.

    Cons

    Management is not fare about the way you get any advancement in the the company and not fare about getting appreciating for your work performance quality and quantity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate how the management work performance merit system is graded on the work staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and alot of reorganization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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