Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
633 Reviews

3.5
633 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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235 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on superior, work life balance is reasonable (in 19 reviews)

  • Long standing oil tools company with good benefits (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great experience

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse career growth opportunities for all

    Cons

    Variation of work schedule for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better worker welfare programs for all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company.

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    Current Employee - Well Intervention  in  Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Well Intervention in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good incentives per diem and overall leadership, industry knowledge is superior of the big three and there is more ability to advance if you put in the work.

    Cons

    Disorganized at first, other than that they were eager to hire and got the ball rolling very quickly. I was hired drug tested the same day as my interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use senior employees in the new hire process rather than a third party individual that knows zero about the oilfield industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its one of the best companies in the world

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer I  in  Angola, IN
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Angola, IN

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and great opportunity for learning world wide

    Cons

    iit has a slow management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its possible to do better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Baker Hughes - Overall great company, wonderful benefits, amazing people, average management

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    Current Employee - RDD Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, very high tech, collaborative environments, people are amazing, Baker hires really smart, easy to work with people in their core teams. Benefits are the best in the industry, moving around to 3 oil and gas companies, Baker Hughes has the best benefits package, hands down in the service company world. Career opportunities to grow within the company are endless. The company really embraces the culture and quality of work along with the emphasis on safety (in every facility worldwide).

    Cons

    Management is average, not much direction or where the projects are moving, not much insight into market demands, project budget, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your engineers, they are the "work-horse", remember back when you were a technical engineer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to build your career from the bottom

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    Current Employee - Product Champion  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Champion in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great training program for young engineers to gain knowledge and expertise. Competitive in salary and bonuses

    Cons

    Have no cons so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Manager and coworker are friendly and work together as team

    Cons

    Too much re-org in recent years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of engineering resource

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer III - LWD  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III - LWD in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Corporate BHI does a very good job with keeping their employees happy and well paid.

    Cons

    Local BHI seems to not care about employees but rather care about the end of year bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent people with some bureaucracy; great open-door policy.

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    Former Employee - Geologist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment; collaborative peers to help with any projects or problems that one may have. Multiple offices throughout the Houston area can allow for good movement.

    Cons

    The day-to-day could become boring quickly. Young professional programs are becoming more active and involved. There can be some bureaucratic tape to work around sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities....if you're willing to relocate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Above average pay along with bonuses?
    Company car

    Cons

    Minimal training for new hires before working at various sites
    Dealing with customers and working at customers' sites

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    RDD Engineer V

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    Former Employee - RDD Engineer V - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RDD Engineer V - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good training program for young engineers up to mid year career. A lot of opportunities when you are working at Baker Hughes CTI. You will enjoy their state of the art testing facility.

    Cons

    I have seen a lot of good engineers left the company. This company is constantly changing. A lot of managers are micro managing and lack of technical knowledge. Poor management skills. The new office arrangement is a failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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