Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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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 culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good benefits and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    oil and gas can be an unpredictable job market

  2. Scientist V

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    Current Employee - Scientist V
    Current Employee - Scientist V

    I have been working at Baker Hughes (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work flexibility for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very many jobs that don't require some travel.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Baker Hughes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people are great and hardworking; generous benefits package, flexibility in hours

    Cons

    no opportunities for career progression unless you know someone, people are put into developmental roles at too high of levels

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  5. Sad but true

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Low oil prices are forcing workforce reductions plus the in-process integration into Halliburton will trigger even more reductions.

  6. MWD

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    Current Employee - Field Specialist II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Specialist II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay ongoing training high level of professionalism

    Cons

    Long hours work is your life

    Advice to Management

    More communication and better scheduling practices

  7. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding and Challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, great opportunites

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of oil industry.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit package and retention plan

    Cons

    Irregular quality of upper management

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between the groups

  9. unsure future

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Broussard, LA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay. good health benefits for current employees. other benefits such as vacation time are good, up to 5 weeks.

    Cons

    recently sold out to Halliburton. Unsure future with pending merger. job demands 24 hour/ 7 day a week attention.

    Advice to Management

    take note from Companies that value healthy life balance and a culture of alternatives, such as encouraging riding a bike or walking to work and implementing facilities to promote that.

  10. Take everything away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Mill Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Mill Hall, PA

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours if you like a lot

    Cons

    no life, lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    More interaction and more training

  11. Soon to be a Halliburton Company

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    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Being acquired by Halliburton could be a plus later on next year

    Cons

    Being acquired by Halliburton a very toxic work environment at the moment will change after acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Being acquired by Halliburton


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