Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
736 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.  

    Excellent Company to Start Your O&G Career

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

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment
    - Great benefits
    - Fun coworkers

    Cons

    - Management is more concerned with their own technical work rather than the concerns of employees
    - Management almost irrationally shuts down design ideas from engineers
    - Engineering career progression is on a set path with pre-determined salary raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Quit putting engineers in management positions. Managers need to be in management positions. Opinionated engineers in management positions hinders design innovation and project progression.
    - Pay attention to the needs of your young engineers. Keeping them happy is the key to the success of your company. Failure to do so will result in collapse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BHI as a whole

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people good benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership.... not holding people accountable. Hiring incompetent managers that do not know how to lead. I have seen the culture degrade over the last three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to communicate... you want people to follow you, you have to tell them what you expect of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Decent pay and work enviroment. Better than some that I have worked for but not as good as the company I currently work for.

    Cons

    Will layoff often. Also this is a big company so the usual problems that go along with that can be found here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Best in Class Technology and engineering but everything else lags behind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, strong safety culture, team focused, benefits

    Cons

    slow to change, upper management structure very weak, about to become Halliburton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide support to employees driven to make great improvements

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

    Has changed significantly in the last few years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salaries paid are good. Peers are good hard working people.

    Cons

    Work life balance, Management and constant cost cutting.Willing to cut your their nose despite their face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Overall not a lot of complaints. Had the opportunity to do what was needed to get the job done without my boss breathing down my throat.

    Cons

    They have gone to matrix organization and that makes it tough to get things done at time because groups don't roll up to same reports and have their own agendas and bonus structures.

  8.  

    challenging place to work

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

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

    Pros

    people, experience you gain and relationships that are made.

    Cons

    Political, depressing and toxic environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrogance is not leadership - take responsibity and take caution in the biases you have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Strong company but disorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees very easy to get along with and work projects are very diverse. Groups constantly evolve to keep up with competition and look for ways to better accommodate employees.

    Cons

    Time to accomplish tasks can be very long due to many bureaucratic processes and corporate policies. Lack of communication and divisional structure hurts overall company efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A central help desk to help better organize discussion in each facility needs to be put in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good place to work. Wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    I have no con since this is my first place to work in US

  11.  

    Good Company within the Oil Business

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training made available. Work /Life Balance - flexible hours, remote access from home when ill.

    Cons

    If there were internal opportunities they weren't offered to everyone. Good old boys/friends click environment, if you're different in any way you won't fit in. Sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with everyone and listen to their individual needs. Think outside the box and look for talent outside of
    the friend clicks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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