Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Technical Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Typically treat employees fairly. .

    Cons

    Disconnection of upper management with businesses they are responsible for running

    Advice to Management

    Better selection of upper management positions


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very educational, fun atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of hours, management always willing to help and answer questions. Really big on safety and trucks are fairly in good shape.

    Cons

    Lay-offs. Every now and then documents tend to get lost. Management is reactive to situations not proactive to issues or opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for improvements will always be identified if you look closely.


  3. Great when times are good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Vinita, OK
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Vinita, OK

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. When times are good, everyone is very well off.

    Cons

    When times are bad, management tends to lay off workers quickly and secretly.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the long term, not just the short term struggles.


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  5. Procurement Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    A great environment to work in. Everyone is friendly, task oriented, and focused. The benefits are also a great incentive to work here.

    Cons

    In this role it can be challenging to fully understand the industry if coming in as an external candidate. You have to catch on quick and utilize all the resources offered to you. The business practices are a little outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare your direct reports for the next phase or level in their career progression. Also, allow employees the time to interface with others throughout the organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AMO Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - AMO Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits that are offered are very good especially when someone who knows nothing of these type of benefits due to military service starts employment with them, things are explained well and are among the best of other companies out there.

    Cons

    Biggest issue is keeping the workers in the dark on current issues with the slow down and the acquisition process by halliburton

    Advice to Management

    Allow individuals who might have more to offer the company move up quicker within the company than having to wait 2yrs to move up. Individuals with military experience have more to offer than just being a shop hand... Speaking from personal thoughts, coming from the military and being a supervisor for years to being unable to move up sooner than later is rather discouraging and may cause for seeking employment elsewhere that the opportunity to move up quicker is offered.


  7. Buyer II

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to move within the company; lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Disappointed with several things; HRDept is not on your side

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the extra middle management positions. Too many


  8. FP&A Manager

    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multicultural enviroment, good benefits, oportunities around the world

    Cons

    High competity which for some could be a con.. And you can see the possivite part .

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any


  9. Field Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drill Bit Field Engineer II in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Drill Bit Field Engineer II in Midland, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, opportunity for direct impact on performance, broad additional training offered

    Cons

    Minimal actual engineer work, inequality, very diverse job responsibilities leading to inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Set minimal hiring requirements


  10. Helpful (1)

    Field operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fluid Technician/Equipment Operator in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Fluid Technician/Equipment Operator in Littleton, CO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay if you don't mind working alot of hours

    Cons

    Lots of hours, no family life


  11. Great company to work for.

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

    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

    Good Benifits, great managers, very nice facilities and opportunity for career growth. Baker Hughes is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There needs to be more transparency about what's going on with the pending merger with HAL. Employees are left in the dark with news.

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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