Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
708 Reviews
3.5
708 Reviews
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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.  

    The one

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    • 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    multinational energy services company with opportunities for growth and international exposure

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

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

    Pros

    dedicated competent colleagues; good benefits - bonus, med, dental, vision, 401k, pension, espp, stock options, opportunities for advancement, diversity and inclusion program, training and career development programs; sharp CEO

    Cons

    alignment of behavior with core values and advertised programs still in progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    validate that senior leadership team possess core competencies alongside their soft skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A nice company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Design Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Talented People, Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Upper management does not always understand the impact of their decisions at the worker bee level. Often choices and decisions create more road blocks or create overly complicated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the people doing the work what would increase results and get the job done more efficiently with as good or better quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT Support at Baker Hughes

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Pension plan and good benefits. Pays ave to well. If you put in the work you can move up in the company easily. The bonus plan is good as is the management support for employee development.

    Cons

    Too many changes and re-organizations to run efficiently. Some IT staff have been moved to Malaysia and India via 3rd party support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to improve employee work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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.

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