Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
671 Reviews
3.5
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits package overall. Highly structured company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Baker Hughes offers really good benefits package.

    Cons

    They don't offer much time off, very conservative mentality and working culture

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    If you get to upper management you're set

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, always loved all of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Constantly changing of titles to make roles for people who someone else in upper mgmt obviously liked because no one else ever saw any benefits from their positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Get to know all of the people in the product line before promoting. Determine who is actually getting things done.

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    Great money, good benefits, long hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Operator in Clarksburg, WV
    Current Employee - Field Operator in Clarksburg, WV

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

    Pros

    Great pay, the benefits are pretty good, company truck and fuel card, travel and expense card. Seven days off most of the time.

    Cons

    Working 12+ hour shifts, 14 days straight, and being on call on days off. Management could use some work. Sometimes there are unrealistic expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great overall experience, but disconnect between old management and new hires.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RDD Wireline Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RDD Wireline Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience. You will be given highly technical tasks with responsibility immediately if you can handle them.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is stiff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to try to update corporate culture and do something about managers who are getting to be out of touch with younger generations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Internship

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Plenty of opportunities, Top notch Management, Great Benefits

    Cons

    It's not an IT company, so technology is far behind in Baker Hughes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership, Values, and Team based

    Cons

    Its the oilfield its all up to the individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company, but very poor management on the distribution side.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are the only things to look forward to. Enjoying going to work isn't one of them.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy system. Hard to advance if your not in thier group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take surveys on upper management from their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed working at Baker Hughes. The company has a great group of employees working there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are great to work with and always there to help when needed.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes had several layoffs which was difficult to cope with.

  10.  

    Excellent work environment

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and culture were very enjoyable

    Cons

    Somewhat heavy work load, but nothing extreme

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company at one time, what does the future hold?

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Many different cultures and management styles, ability to move around if you like

    Cons

    Last few years tend to forget about the employees that stuck with them through thick and thin, focused more on satisfying the few younger leaders at the expense of senior employees, resulting in a lot of knowledge walking out the door. Management changes too often, stop and make it work at some point, versus change again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regarding the above cons, those younger employees will gain knowledge then leave the company much quicker than the older generation. You will tend to try to fix the same thing over and over again as the knowledge of why "that solution" didn't work 6 years prior has left the company. All the new employees brought in from the "outside" with the "bright" new ideas won't realize why they continue to fail at the same old stuff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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