Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
709 Reviews
3.6
709 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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    Field Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    Higher base salary than most competitors
    Sign-on bonus
    Company car (or allowance should you choose)
    Average benefits

    Cons

    Hard work schedule
    Unknown effects of the merger with Halliburton
    Lack of sleep is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a better work schedule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Claremore, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Claremore, OK

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

    Pros

    Work schedule. It is a 3-4. Long work hours on schedule but a lot of time off.

    Cons

    Work schedule, have to rotate ends of the week so half the year you work weekends when most others are off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the flow of the shop and schedule so there is a flow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed environment in a company known for its integrity relative to its closest peers.
    Generally great people to work with.
    Chance to have an international career.

    Cons

    Massive organizational changes since 2008 onwards.
    Some weak managers within the company.
    Some differences in culture and standards based on departments and working location/country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve on our weak areas and be careful of managers who hire based on friendships not competency.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    • 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
  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.  

    A nice company to work for

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great Learning Opportunity

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Overall not a lot of complaints. Had the opportunity to do what was needed to get the job done without my boss breathing down my throat.

    Cons

    They have gone to matrix organization and that makes it tough to get things done at time because groups don't roll up to same reports and have their own agendas and bonus structures.

  10.  

    challenging place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    people, experience you gain and relationships that are made.

    Cons

    Political, depressing and toxic environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrogance is not leadership - take responsibity and take caution in the biases you have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong company but disorganized.

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees very easy to get along with and work projects are very diverse. Groups constantly evolve to keep up with competition and look for ways to better accommodate employees.

    Cons

    Time to accomplish tasks can be very long due to many bureaucratic processes and corporate policies. Lack of communication and divisional structure hurts overall company efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A central help desk to help better organize discussion in each facility needs to be put in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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