Baker Hughes
3.2 of 5 526 reviews
www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.2 526 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(181 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Long standing oil tools company with good benefits"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Baker Hughes seems to hire quality people with good interpersonal skills, so the work environment is fun"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is a joke; 50 hour minimum"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Upper Management is being told what sounds good not what is really going on"
    in 15 reviews
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They don't just think about you as part of the team, they think about your family as well.

Frac Operatior (Former Employee)
Dickinson, ND

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

ProsI got to move my family with me. Into the Baker Hughes family housing.

ConsThe North Dakota area, didn't have everything lined up for a job.

Advice to Senior ManagementI got the opportunity to move up by showing how hard I worked.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very demanding, yet gratifying position

Senior IT Business Process Analyst (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsThe atmosphere and the people

ConsExtremely demanding, must love career over personal interests

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Baker Hughes

Prosit was a nice paying job, with a degree.

Consthe health benefit were below average.

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i learned a lot there

Facilities Specialist (Former Employee)
Odessa, TX

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

Prosthe teamwork was excellent and when help was needed it was prompt

Consa lot of work needs to be down

Advice to Senior Managementlead by example

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been with baker for seven and a half years and it has been good so far with good benefits and relaxed atmosphere.

Drilling Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

Prosvery good place to work. very relaxed and laid back. good benefits. great work/life balance. able to move up easily

Conspay is not as good as some other service companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good overall company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat starting pay, well organized

ConsNot much manager to employee communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Growth potential

Human Resources Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsWork life balance, opportunity for growth, decent pay.

ConsManagement shows favortism, goals are not aligned with job duties and tasks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Proslarge pool of talented people

ConsSlow progression for new employees

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

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A challenging high stakes work environment.

Directional Driller (Current Employee)
Williston, ND

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery good compensation and benefits. A high standard for employees.

ConsA 24/7 work schedule, no scheduled off time, hourly pay system for field employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a fixed schedule for all field hands to improve retention.

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

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Made my American Dream Come True. But Junior Management runied it.

Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsCompetitive compensation. Good Top Management. Good infrastructure.

ConsGood Top Management. Illiterate junior managers. Poor resource and poeple management by junior management. Very bad culture, the rednecks have runied the atmosphere atleast in the OKC office. Managers in this office have hired relatives to benefit from the employee referrel program. These new hires take up vacancies that should have been filled by graduates. Poor organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire educated and capable junior management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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