Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
256 Reviews
3.6
256 Reviews
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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.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Compliance Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Trade Compliance Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Baker Hughes offered a good working environment. They made safety a priority and allowed employees to make suggestions regarding projects and tools

    Cons

    training opportunities through 3rd party companies was not always allowed. Also, tuition reimbursement has now been put on hold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow training opportunities so that staff can be more knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    R&D lab

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: 401k, healthcare, bonus

    Cons

    Management is reluctant to move employees to new roles across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to get more exposure to the field and customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Working for Baker Hughes IT can be frustrating.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Baker Hughes people are good and will help when asked. Most IT people work pretty autonomously. Compensation and benefits are good and include a pension and a 401k. During my tenure, there was a bonus program that was VERY good when the company met its goals.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs can be frustrating, as it is very up and down and not all based on price of oil. Regular IT re-organizations mean some people are never truly held responsible for their deliverables - they just move on. Remaining people are overloaded and expected to work longer hours. For all the talk about "people are Baker's most valuable resource", it does not come across.

    Recent IT layoffs got rid of knowledgeable people, leaving newbies in charge. Not good for the business.

    The Bonus will probably go away once the Halliburton acquisition is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ALL Managers must walk the walk about people being important. Top Leaders seem to, but the trickle down is not seen in IT, unless you are favored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience coming from non O&G industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Diverse products to get involved in

    Cons

    Can become a 24/7 if you don't manage yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the company values

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very many projects, great learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to move up the ladder, projects will keep you busy

    Cons

    Projects may sometimes be rushed or may not have adequate resources needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear the opinions of some of the floor workers as they have some great suggestions and ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor advancement opportunities in manufacturing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working at the Houston HTC plant is ok in the mfg area. You mostly just come in and do what needs to be done w/o being micro managed. BHI has good benefits and probably better than many other companies. Pay is good, but probably a tad lower than similar companies.

    Cons

    Mangers are hesitant to promote assemblers, mechanical techs, elect techs, and supervisors. There isn't much done to promote upward mobility from mfg, unless you are at the managers level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Training Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Training Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    It's a very great firm with great dynamics. People there are very nice and it's a good environment for college grads to work in. Loved the experience.

    Cons

    Nothing much. It's a very great firm with great dynamics. People there are very nice and it's a good environment for college grads to work in. Loved the experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities for performance driven team player

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They truly believe in their values and mission. Decent pay for hard work. I've always enjoyed working here because they treat you right and respect your ideas.

    Cons

    Up and downs of the oil market can be worrisome to those seeking more stability than good pay. Also, when the oil patch is going strong, there is a tendency for overworking you because of not enough people to do the jobs needing to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, we are heading in the right direction. Keep focus on getting the work-life balance correct.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good working people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with ,most self sufficient and take pride in there work

    Cons

    management more worried about short term bottom line looking bad and to much micro managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most techs are older more relient on themselves to get the job done, need to take care of your own in hard times as well as the good, rate job performance on performance and not just politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good working environment, excellent benefit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    401K and Pension plan and medical coverage

    Cons

    Lot of training to improve your self to better position in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfair about lay off people, it is not look over and compare the bad and the good of each employee

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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