Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
698 Reviews
3.5
698 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Specialist

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

    Pros

    Pay Is great, benefits are good.
    Safety and training is highly emphasized.
    Has defined requirements for progression.

    Cons

    The management has favoritism towards some, not equal treatment for all.
    Buddy's and family members working at the same working space makes way to clans and special treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people at baker Hughes

    Cons

    I loved it, I'd love to work full time for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ambitious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A nice company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    company cares about their employee

    Cons

    Although you would have too many opportunities to move up one will need to work hard for it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer IV in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer IV in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great experience. Fun job. You're empowered to do whatever you think to get the job done. Pay seems comprable to competitors.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of hours sometimes. Pay is not as good as operators from what I hear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Pay and work schedule

    Cons

    Seems like moving up is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have good hands you need to take care of them better

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and learn about the oil field

    Cons

    Long hours, limited advancement, time consuming labor and time away from home

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IT Support at Baker Hughes

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Pension plan and good benefits. Pays ave to well. If you put in the work you can move up in the company easily. The bonus plan is good as is the management support for employee development.

    Cons

    Too many changes and re-organizations to run efficiently. Some IT staff have been moved to Malaysia and India via 3rd party support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to improve employee work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Talented People, Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Upper management does not always understand the impact of their decisions at the worker bee level. Often choices and decisions create more road blocks or create overly complicated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the people doing the work what would increase results and get the job done more efficiently with as good or better quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    multinational energy services company with opportunities for growth and international exposure

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

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

    Pros

    dedicated competent colleagues; good benefits - bonus, med, dental, vision, 401k, pension, espp, stock options, opportunities for advancement, diversity and inclusion program, training and career development programs; sharp CEO

    Cons

    alignment of behavior with core values and advertised programs still in progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    validate that senior leadership team possess core competencies alongside their soft skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company trying to improve

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good benefits, technology oriented, good people, good facilities. Company makes a effort to survey employees every 2 years but badly misreads results

    Cons

    Upper management lives in an ivory tower & is clueless of the struggles of the field & operations. Talks the talk but does not walk the walk. Archaic software systems. Poor integration Salaries on the low side for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and Talk to the people rather than hiding in your offices

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