Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
788 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Good Place to get internship. Limited communication between corporate in Houston and satellite offices.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Excellent compensation for an intern. Lots of overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Corporate does not follow through with

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Baker Hughes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Solid Company. Good Technology. Decent processes for project management.

    Cons

    Better planning for oil field business cycles.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    R&D lab

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    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
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  5.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Great company, so many perks are allowed as an Aacount Manager. You be happy in your role.

    Cons

    Large corporation, that can hurt you more then help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing an amazing job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Baker Hughes has always taken care of their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Big company values and training

    Cons

    Big company rules and Maintenance problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it more people friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Farmington, NM
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Farmington, NM

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Give strong feedback to prevent you from repeating mistakes

    Cons

    Upper management sold us out to halliburton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should spni off Pressure Pumping. We can beat Halliburton!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, eager to learn and to teach. Training is a definte priority for this company.

    Cons

    Some lack of direction in upward growth. Each shop is its own island, can be a benefit as a group of small companies working together, however has its down sides as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your key employees around, survive the slump in oil prices and keep those who mean the most to the company a part of the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    summer intern and part time worker in corporate strategy and development division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    innovative, collaborative, people are all nice and helpful, lay back culture

    Cons

    low efficiency, lack of communication across the organization, HR process is very slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    RDD Technician III

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    Former Employee - RDD Technician III
    Former Employee - RDD Technician III

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and co-workers.
    Challenging problems that gave me a great deal of expertise in solving unique issues.
    Excellent compensation package.
    Knowledgeable engineering staff and managers.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional operations management that asks for input, but cannot change their mind once it is made up, this has led to talent flight and some organizational brain drain.
    Overworked Human Resources department.
    Poor inter-product line communications and cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like their adults, not children to be scolded or belittle. Provide more training as it is very good, but numerous people do not get to go when the workload is heavy and no gets to go when there is no work. Humanize the HR department they are seen as busy bodies who only make trouble, when they should be problem solvers. All managers need specific manager training and this would cut down on HR issues greatly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but not good management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Out of date equipment, inexperienced personnel in supervisory and management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire well qualified individuals into management roles or promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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