Baker Hughes
3.2 of 5 592 reviews
www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 592 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(218 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Depending on superior, work life balance is reasonable"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Long standing oil tools company with good benefits"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not enough time at home, not a good work-life balance at all"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions"
    in 19 reviews
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    Great place to start in the oilfied.

    Field Engineer (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsOpportunities for training and advancement are plentiful. Engineers are valued.

    ConsMay have to start in the field and that can be grueling. Difficult to maintain a work-life balance initially while you are getting experience.

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

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    Great pay and benefits, difficult culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe in place systems work well. Pay and benefits are above average. Nice work environment.

    ConsCorporate culture is often difficult. They hire management from the outside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A time full of training and exposure to multiple disciplines.

    Geoscientist (Current Employee)
    Midland, TX

    ProsBaker takes care of its own and does it's best to stay involved with your progression.

    ConsAs with any big company things tend to move slower than you would prefer at times.

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

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    Working in professional and friendly atmosphere and delivering solution to oil and gas industrial.

    Completion Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsWorking for company that is leader of completion is exciting. Work with multi-disciplinary team of multinational professionals.

    ConsSupporting the Sale Engineers and Operation Engineers that facing deferent problems and guide operational performance without compromising HSE.

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    Great place to work and grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany takes very good care of employees, offering excellent benefits and a good work/life balance. Pension, 401k, stock purchase discounts, etc. Growth opportunities through training. Adhere to Core Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Performance, Learning, and Courage...not just a punch line. Open to new ideas and promotes innovation and collaboration. Fosters teamwork while also focusing on individual needs.

    ConsBaker has some growing pains on occasion as organizations are restructured and new programs are rolled out.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication and recognition go a long way. Keep up the good work!

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBHI is a great place to work, lot of technology, you can drive your own career.

    ConsSalaries are not the best in the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RDD Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Claremore, OK

    Prosgreat company culture very friendly and laid back, company is very structure and different career choices are available for new graduates.

    Consdepartments with conflicting goals and metrics, lack of succession planning. it is difficult to interact with different departments within the company due to having different goals. in order to grow in the company international experience is a must.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate future plans on the product level in addition to the company level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat culture and pay benefits are best in class

    Consnone this company is going places

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more veterans they make great employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    On the rise

    Manufacturing Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsOpportunity to learn, professional development, good people,

    ConsHard to change to different departments; less unit amongst departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within, give opportunities to the most qualified people.

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

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    "Because that's the way we've always done it"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Claremore, OK

    Prosgood benefits and good safety training

    ConsInability to change. No change management process implemented. Good Old Boy attitude in Claremore. Mid level managers not willing to work together for process improvements, constant finger pointing. Houston work environment is TOTALLY different than the Tulsa Area environment, especially the Claremore Artificial Lift group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the office culture especially in Operations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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