Baker Hughes Inteq
Baker Hughes Inteq Interview Questions & Reviews in United States
Getting an Interview
MWD Field Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq in July 2014.
Interview Details – I received a call from a recruiter for Baker and he submitted my resume for me. Once he submitted my resume I went to the Baker website to verify the accuracy of his submission and received a phone call from HR about 3 hours later to set up a video interview. Interview was fairly casual with three managers from the regional office.
Interview Question – Was questioned on troubleshooting techniques, technical expertise and work traits and habits. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer is being sent out, still mulling over whether to accept
Field Engineer I -LWD Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq.
Interview Details – Once you fill out the online resume, if you are going to be considered for a job you will get a call from an HR rep in Houston. They will ask you a series of standard questions and take a few background notes. If you move on past that you will get a call from the local supervisor to setup a phone or face to face interview. Once that is done you will submit to the background check and drug test. This whole process GREATLY varies based on who you know and how quick they want you to start.
Interview Question – Name 3 reasons why you want to come to work for Baker Hughes? Answer Question
Research Development and Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq in January 2014.
Interview Details – Most of these reviews cover all the bases, and the process for RDD engineers is quite similar to the Field Engineer interview process. You will either have an on campus or phone interview (mine was the later) where they ask you a few basic behavioral questions. I would recommend doing some research on what Baker Hughes does because they will ask you what you know about the company.
Next, if your interview went well you will be invited to the Baker Hughes Experience, a 3 day program where you and a group (mine was 14 others) will be closely observed by 10-15 hiring managers who are looking to find out where you fit in at Baker Hughes. My advice: get to know them all, be friends with all of them, and try to learn as quickly as possible which ones you want to work for so you can target your free time conversations to them.
Dinner where you sit and chat with many of the hiring managers, and then you will take the Mayan numeral test. Its not very difficult but you will have to add and multiply large numbers occasionally, so prepare for that.
Be downstairs at 6:20, go to the facility for breakfast, followed by an introduce yourself exercise where you might be called on to remember the names and adjectives of everybody before you. Don't be afraid to use your notepad to assist you with this.
Next you will be put into groups and given 90 minutes to solve a real engineering problem and then present it for 15 minutes using flip charts. My advice: Make sure you get everything you can onto the flip charts to help you with your presentation, because they will grill you with tough questions. Make sure you listen to your teammates and exemplify teamwork, because the hiring managers will notice and pay attention to how you work in a team.
After this process you will eat lunch while the hiring managers give presentations on who they are and what they are looking for: PAY ATTENTION. Take notes, especially if they are targeting your major. After lunch is over and the presentations are finished, they will give you an opportunity to find and talk to the managers of your choice, so choose wisely and ask good questions.
After meeting the hiring managers, the group splits up into two: half go on a tour of the facility, while the other half will do 5 basic assessments. For the assessments, make sure you follow directions but not too closely because they will try to throw you off. 2 of the stations have a part you have to assemble, and some of the steps will already be completed for you. Another station where you have to measure things with a caliper, use the diagram to make sure you measure the right distances. Another station to measure pH of two sodas, very basic test, make sure you read instructions on how to use pH meter and rinse it in water after measuring. Finally measure 3 resistors using ohmmeter, and then a fourth one using a chart. My recommendation: use the other 3 resistors to determine how the chart works, it can be confusing at first.
After both groups have done both activities, there will be an ethics debate that is pretty simple, just make sure you can justify your choice (half the time there is only one "correct' answer). I would advise going back to the 4 core principles of baker hughes: integrity, teamwork, performance, and learning, as well as safety, which is huge at baker hughes, to justify your answers.
After these activities, you will be grouped and asked to build an oil rig in 35 minutes - 5 to buy supplies with limited "Baker Hughes Dollars", and then 30 (which they cut down to 20 while we were working) to build the rig itself. You want to make sure it can withstand structural tests (he will bounce the table up and down, and then push it) and also resemble one of the towers. Be creative and you should do fine. That was it for day 2.
Same deal with wake up, be downstairs at 6:20 AM. The only assessment for Day 3 is the presentation they asked you to do on a technical subject. Make it something interesting that you have worked on, and make sure you can answer technical questions about what you present (they may not ask any questions, but I don't know if that can be considered a good thing or not). More opportunities during and afterwards to talk to hiring managers, take advantage.
Most helpful tips I can give are the following: Be friendly, engaged, and interested in the positions that are available. Know the product lines well, and harp on the 4 core principles and safety at any chance you get. Good Luck!
Interview Question – If you make it to the BHE, you will not be able to prepare for any specific question more than I have given you in the review, just be on your toes and keep your cool and you should do fine. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate, offer was substantial.
Very Easy Interview
Well Planner Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq.
Interview Details – Hiring and salary is based on who you know. Not what you know. You can present any type of degree and you will never be questioned. I know of people fudging degrees and resumes acquire more money (mouth). All and all it's a reflection on management for encouraging and letting this happen. If your a hunter you will love this place.
Interview Question – Are you a hard worker? You hunt or have a lease? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Low balled me at 45,000 and I accepted. I didn't know other companies were paying 25,000 more. What you don't know will hurt you...
Field Engineer I -LWD Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq in December 2010.
Interview Details – Campus application - Campus recruitment by lower management - Email confirmation for succeeding to second round - Baker Hughes Experience in Houston, TX - Airfare and Limo service at airport paid for - Stay at Sheraton Hotel Houston for 2 days - first day mechanical test, chemical lab experiments competency tests - Group discussion - Divided us into 4 people teams and gave 500 page long case study to prepare and present upon next day morning only to test is we can work without sleep - Next morning presentations individual group in front of 10-12 member panel followed by safety related trick questions - Next 10-12 member panel interview however all the participants were seated in one row opposite to the panel and were individually asked personal questions in front of everyone to test confidence.
Interview Question – Safety case-study related dilemma or trick question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable Fresher recruitment program for Engineers
Very Easy Interview
Directional Driller Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Baker Hughes Inteq.
Interview Details – HR is Mickey Mouse operation
Interview Question – everythinbg is easy but to deal with un professional HR, they will keep ypu hanging! Answer Question
Reason for Declining – This company is run by Mickey Mouse operation