Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
664 Reviews
3.5
664 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company takes very good care of employees, offering excellent benefits and a good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great benefits package overall. Highly structured company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Baker Hughes offers really good benefits package.

    Cons

    They don't offer much time off, very conservative mentality and working culture

  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Been a very good work experience, chances for mobility and good management. Better atmosphere than most competitors. Ive moved around in different business units and geomarkets, so I would say there are definitely chances to do different things in your career, which I view as a big positive.

    Cons

    Compensation can be less than other oilfield service companies, but honestly thats all I could say as a negative, if you're happy with the pay, you'll be happy working at BHI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great overall experience, but disconnect between old management and new hires.

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience. You will be given highly technical tasks with responsibility immediately if you can handle them.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is stiff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to try to update corporate culture and do something about managers who are getting to be out of touch with younger generations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been very rewarding both from a salary perspective and in terms of challenges/opportunities available.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst - Global Engineering App Support in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst - Global Engineering App Support in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Baker Hughes is strong financially and they have great benefits such as 50% match up to 6% of salary in their 401K. Onsite cafeterias with Starbucks at major locations. Liberal holiday, vacation and health benefits.

    Cons

    Large company...sometimes difficult to determine to whom we should turn for answers to questions or issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reverse employee reviews would be helpful. More activities to meet the other emplooyees would increase inter-connectivity and communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Internship

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Plenty of opportunities, Top notch Management, Great Benefits

    Cons

    It's not an IT company, so technology is far behind in Baker Hughes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership, Values, and Team based

    Cons

    Its the oilfield its all up to the individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company, but very poor management on the distribution side.

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are the only things to look forward to. Enjoying going to work isn't one of them.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy system. Hard to advance if your not in thier group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take surveys on upper management from their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed working at Baker Hughes. The company has a great group of employees working there.

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are great to work with and always there to help when needed.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes had several layoffs which was difficult to cope with.

  10.  

    Excellent work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and culture were very enjoyable

    Cons

    Somewhat heavy work load, but nothing extreme

  11.  

    Great internship for petroleum engineer

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great supervisors
    -Interesting work
    -Pretty good pay
    -Lots of interns at once makes for a ton of opportunites to make new friends from different schools
    -Friendly people

    Cons

    -Sometimes I felt I was doing work that had no practical purpose to a project. I felt like they were just trying to keep me busy instead of helping me learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Spend time getting to know your employees instead of only visiting them when something is wrong.
    -Give challenging and interesting work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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