Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated August 29, 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)

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  • 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. It is a way to voice approval or disapproval without any chance of retribution for negative feedback.

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Barnsdall, OK
    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Barnsdall, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The quality of leadership is great and the main focus is on safety and integrity in the work force.

    Cons

    It is a very large corporation and sometimes it seems that people are anonmous.

    Advice to Management

    To give the lower echelons a strong sense of total support and backing.


  2. Awesome Work, Great Compensation, Amazing Opportunities For Growth, Advancement, And A Family Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Baker is very cognizant of recognizing talent, and hard workers. There are programs in place to identify those with the right attitute and work ethic to fast track their careers. Baker Hughes' compensation is very competetive especially weighing in the numerous benefits programs. The opportunities for international work is limitless. Baker Hughes recongnizes that life happens and are flexible to meet the demands from your person life. The culture of Baker Hughes is very family orientated, once your in, your family. Baker Hughes cares for your safety. You will not find safety a higher priority at any other company, they want you to go home safe and sound each night to your family. There are to many loves for this company to list. I would not even dream of leaving.

    Cons

    You think it may be a job between jobs, but then you get here and you can't leave. I am very excited to go to work each and everyday, there is no company in the world that I have heard of that treats it's employees this well. Free Ice Cream Fridays are not good for my diet.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those you rely on, keep educating yourself in the tasks that they do, and keep up the great work.


  3. The best place to work for a Mechanical Engineer.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to take a design from theory to production. One is able to work the full spectrum of Mechanical Engineering abilities. Daily job tasks include designing products with 3D CAD software and performing analysis with FEA/CFD software. State of the art facilities that provide rapid prototype development and testing facilities to test products before going into production. Opportunities available to interact with manufacturing to improve design methods and evaluate manufacturing quality. Continuous opportunities to learn and grow as an engineer. Continuous learning and development are key to the Baker Core Values. Whether it is from new and advanced projects or classroom education, Baker strives help their employees grow their knowledge and expertise.

    Cons

    Design work is primarily based solely in the Houston area, which may be a drawback for those looking to travel. However other job opportunities are available for those looking to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to acknowledge all areas of the company and not just the latest money makers.


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  5. Baker Hughes is aplace where family is just as important as profit and pleasing the share holders.

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Technical Analyst II in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Besides a decent compensation package I have been very impressed with how pro-family they are for a multinational corporation. They put family first and I have seen this over and over in my 11 years with them. BHI Understands the importance in developing the skills needed to get a job done and they do not flinch at investing in training for employees that want to develop their skills while bringing value back to BHI in exchange for the investment. I find the Insurance package is fairly comprehensive and reasonable compared to others, especially the family plan. The 401K is also very good.

    Cons

    My commute is terrible, not enough telecommuting is practiced.

    Advice to Management

    take a closer look at restoring alternative works schedules and implementing a telecommuting or alternative work location practice.


  6. Completions and Production Group

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    THrown in to fire, had to learn quickly, others may not like but I enjoyed Almost limitless areas to learn about, but finding information not always easy Experience in multiple phases from design, prototype, testing, manufacturing and the inescapable paperwork

    Cons

    Company is having difficulty digitizing knowledge and allowing young engineers (me) to access the wealth of knowledge that current employees have

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize knowledge transfer and adapt to young engineers needs for learning. Modernize training structure, more digital less paper. Utilize merger to enhance current technologies and create new options for employees


  7. Very Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors Managers and coworkers

    Cons

    The job location made it difficult to commute in order to live in a nice area in Houston. The health benefits were not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen more to employees, and annual review should be done differently in more organizing way, some racism, most of managers are Americans only.


  8. Good company, but O&G industury is either up or down

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promote from within Growth Stability Good reputation Industry Leaders Integrity

    Cons

    Low salaries Oil & Gas Industry swings Salaries do not agree with performance

    Advice to Management

    Salaries do not agree with performance, some of the hardest workers are paid the least; Employees should not be promoted to the next level just because they've been there for years and are falling out of their salary range. Their increase should be given as a one time pay out instead of continuing to increase their salary and promoting them to higher levels.


  9. RDS is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company with ambitious people. Definitely a good place to be if one has interest in cutting edge technology and global exposure.

    Cons

    I think there is scope for more information sharing


  10. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great atmosphere and the people are very nice. They pay pretty well compare to similar jobs you could get in a non-energy related industry.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes pays less as an oil service company than large oil companies do. It does not do the 9/80 week (get 1 Friday off every two weeks by working 9 hours a day the rest of the time) as many other companies in the industry do.


  11. Excellent Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company which hire great talent for the long run. Excellent opportunity to further ones career interests. Highly recommend company.

    Cons

    Compensation is not always as competitive as other industry competitors. Progression is certain but can be slow at times. Strong support system in place

    Advice to Management

    management should really get to know the interests, strengths, and career goals of each employee under them. Often times these simple needs are not recognized.



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