Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work Life balance in my department (in 22 reviews)

  • They have good benefits while in the training program (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance is hard if you allow it (in 20 reviews)

  • So what does upper management do (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours. Good Benefits. Nice place

    Cons

    Big Corp issues Lost in the ocean


  2. Cnc Machinsts

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good always something to do I would say they are a pretty good company to work for they are fair and have an open door policy

    Cons

    They will layoff in a heartbeat and they are very strict on production and quotas management for the most is ok I just wished they would know more about the process

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees we have a lot of experience and we know what were doing let us do our jobs no one is out to get you


  3. Field Engineer

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting salary is very good for a recent college graduate. Benefits are also very good compared to other companies (pension plan, 401k, great healthcare, etc). You will meet a lot of people very quickly, some of which you will keep in touch with for years to come, which is an excellent networking tool. You will learn a lot in a very short time frame, especially those unfamiliar with the oil & gas industry, so the learning curve is immense.

    Cons

    As a Field Engineer, there is not a lot of "engineering" in your first year (depending on product line). Engineers can sometimes be looked down upon for not "starting from the bottom" (i.e. starting as a shop hand and working your way up into an office position). Engineers are also seen as a "band-aid" to many issues, primarily where there is a lack of workforce. You will be asked to do tasks that are out of your job description simply because there is nobody else available/willing to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering program needs to be looked at, possibly restructured.


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  5. Great company!

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    Former Employee - Drill Bit Fabricator in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Drill Bit Fabricator in Conroe, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treats employees fairly, I would work for them again...

    Cons

    Subject to oil prices, you need to save your money during the good times.


  6. Pump Operator

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    Former Employee - Pump Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Pump Operator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits were great plenty of room for growth. Management works with personnel to ensure they are comfortable within the organization.

    Cons

    Their is plenty work, plenty of hours, unfortunately no family time. Thus this can be very stressful at home.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working with your employees it makes a world of difference. Just like any organization their will always be favorites.


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    CSR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work, family friendly.vGreat compensation and benefits. Good opportunities for advancement and education.

    Cons

    Losing the loyalty they have had for long term employees.


  8. RDS: World class software solutions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Their Reservoir Development Services provide great learning opportunities for Software Developers of all levels.

    Cons

    Needs better stakeholder management. Lots of time wasted trying to make everyone happy.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more Product Owners to get more Agile training.


  9. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Bolivia, NC
    Current Employee - Field Engineer II in Bolivia, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays a good salary. the company provides great level of education during the engineering program. Education centers around the world.

    Cons

    A lot of time demand and big challenges for the latinamerican people, inside the company is mandatory to speak English.


  10. Field engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes may have to work days off


  11. Decent job

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    Current Employee - Drill Bit Tech
    Current Employee - Drill Bit Tech

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good job if that's all you have. It's been mostly stable for me apart from losing overtime.

    Cons

    Corporate America definitely evident here. Raises are minimal and hard to come by. Supposed to get progression raises based on what you know and have been certified in. Doesn't happen and there's no one to go to about it.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people. Give them what they deserve. Especially when times are hard.



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