Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
639 Reviews
3.5
639 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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244 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on superior, work life balance is reasonable (in 19 reviews)

  • Long standing oil tools company with good benefits (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Field Engineer III

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer III  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I love working in Baker Hughes. Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Jobs are tidious and you stay busy always. No time for family and freinds. Its all about the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listent to junior workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional people doing exceptional things.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work in the company of others.

    Cons

    Location is Houston, Tx which is a very large city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked with some of the best managers in my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Worked a lot of hours and made very good money.

    Cons

    Worked in the shop a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I interned summer 2014, my manager was great. Management cares about your performance, about the company, and you feel like a person, rather thank just another employee

    Cons

    I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management did great listening to intern presentations. Upper management would also spend time developing interns to help them grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great group of people to work with

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always encouraged to learn with in your job or beyond. Others associates are always there to guide you with procedures that may be new to you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a bit to find the right group of associates to assist you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't replace so many full time employees with contract help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company has been great to me; I've been promoted 4 times within the last 3 years. Through hard work you are able to climb the ranks here.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work life balance isn't there; but that is only when there is a hard deadline for a project that needs to get done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company at one time, what does the future hold?

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Many different cultures and management styles, ability to move around if you like

    Cons

    Last few years tend to forget about the employees that stuck with them through thick and thin, focused more on satisfying the few younger leaders at the expense of senior employees, resulting in a lot of knowledge walking out the door. Management changes too often, stop and make it work at some point, versus change again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regarding the above cons, those younger employees will gain knowledge then leave the company much quicker than the older generation. You will tend to try to fix the same thing over and over again as the knowledge of why "that solution" didn't work 6 years prior has left the company. All the new employees brought in from the "outside" with the "bright" new ideas won't realize why they continue to fail at the same old stuff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great experience in a well organized and responsive company.

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment; everyone is very focused but also very approachable. The company has a lot of resources that are readily available to employees.

    Cons

    Large company makes for less of a community.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Field Engineer I

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    They have good benefits while in the training program.

    Cons

    There is no day rate to start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add day rate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Have to really know the right people or you are sunk.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well established company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are often sub-standard. Very poor planning by upper management. Frequent layoffs. Low morale very common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan more than a few months ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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