Baker Hughes
3.2 of 5 592 reviews
www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.2 592 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(218 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great pay and benefits, difficult culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe in place systems work well. Pay and benefits are above average. Nice work environment.

    ConsCorporate culture is often difficult. They hire management from the outside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBHI is a great place to work, lot of technology, you can drive your own career.

    ConsSalaries are not the best in the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RDD Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Claremore, OK

    Prosgreat company culture very friendly and laid back, company is very structure and different career choices are available for new graduates.

    Consdepartments with conflicting goals and metrics, lack of succession planning. it is difficult to interact with different departments within the company due to having different goals. in order to grow in the company international experience is a must.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate future plans on the product level in addition to the company level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Optimistic about BHI future performance

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsOverall, can't complain. Strong set of positive core values.

    ConsMiddle managers continually frustrate their employees; middle managers tell senior, executive management what they want to hear, while regularly telling direct reports the polar opposite. "Quick win", "good news" mentality overshadows need for disciplined, rigorous best practices. Unprofessional, inner circle thinking; if you're not part of the culture club, you are an outsider, whether or not you are a full-time employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are no excuses; when reports are made about key areas, the expectation is the team should respond constructively. There is no such thing as "bad news"; it's all good, depending on your perspective, how you choose to respond. Overall, I must say that there are areas in the company that have strayed from their core values. Remember "who" you are; change, performance, does not come from without; it starts from within. Successful outcomes will take care of themselves when you put first things first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat culture and pay benefits are best in class

    Consnone this company is going places

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more veterans they make great employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good company, excellent benefits. Plenty of opportunities.

    ConsUpper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions.

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    my take

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benifits and overtime. Great atmosphere people are friendly. And always asteady flow of work.

    ConsNo real training program for new employees. Just OJT from some dude that's been there over 10 years and if he is not up to the task of training good luck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter Training Program for new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Large, stable company

    Technical Manager (Current Employee)
    Lafayette, LA

    ProsChallenging industry and BHI has lots of opportunities. Well respected company with many.

    ConsLots of turn over in upper management. Like most companies, asked to do more with less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company with unlimited potential for employees with a great attitude and a strong work ethic!

    EO III (Former Employee)
    Dickinson, ND

    ProsTremendous benefits and earning potential. You'll get out of Baker what you put in. Work, learn, exceed expectations and the personal and professional benefits will be there.

    ConsLong, stressful hours in all weathers.
    Work/home balance is very difficult to manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClarify the path to advancement. Reward hard work and learning with an appropriate raise in grade and rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Field Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Company, Always looking for new technology

    ConsBenefits, Employees get paid well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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