Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
709 Reviews
3.6
709 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.  

    Some yes and no, but overall the best mud logging offshore company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary, Great offshore accumulation of days, great perks health insurance, hotels, gas mileage etc

    Cons

    Favoritism from Management, Unfair distribution of job duties and special roles, operator and rig assignments etc
    And don't ever fail a class... you'll be down the line first runner up to be laid off or terminated for "job performance".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favoritism and ass-kissing ...each employee is just as good as the other and people deserve to be rotated equally not based on who are gym partners outside of work or have social relations outside of work ..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, competitive compensation, the work experience varies with the area you're working in.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Mill Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Mill Hall, PA

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. One man per hotel room (in the Marcellus).

    Cons

    Eagle Ford frac is lopsided in the safety vs. production ration. Emphasis heavy on production over all else. Negotiated starting pay is what you had better be satisfied with for years. The career development program is non-existent. Taking online classes for advancement is not difficult. Getting them to perform a competency assessment in the field is near impossible. The few I met who got field competency assessments done did not see an increase in pay for a year in some cases. Lost paperwork, updating in the system, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention developing employees so that you can retain better trained, motivated employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointed in HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Good separation of teams, cutting edge LCMS technology (Xyleme) and some friendly faces if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Bullying, retaliation and a complete nightmare once you start to show some initiative that disagrees with the "leadership" that sadly is stuck in the 50's of pedagogy. Too many leaders and exec's that have bought into a culture of fear and managers that are essentially unemployable.

    A great system held back by rigid templates, over the shoulder working practices and frankly, the kind of behavior that will give you a nervous breakdown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are the CEO - clear it out. Seriously, from you down to the managers, and start again. If you don't, good luck holding onto anyone that is any good in learning and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Company within the Oil Business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training made available. Work /Life Balance - flexible hours, remote access from home when ill.

    Cons

    If there were internal opportunities they weren't offered to everyone. Good old boys/friends click environment, if you're different in any way you won't fit in. Sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with everyone and listen to their individual needs. Think outside the box and look for talent outside of
    the friend clicks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great disorganized learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large company, very challenging and a lot of room to move up

    Cons

    Disorganized processes, not the best to start a career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Stockroom in New Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay Is good. Lots of hours available. Very safe work environment

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lots of waste,outdated system,poor training,lots of drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's management's job to manage change. If management can't manage change. It's time to change management. Quit wasting. Listen to your employees. Hire people with felony good hard working people make mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Red-Headed step child treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and training, but, because of the cons it is really hard to be happy as a tech with the wireline division of Baker Hughes.

    Cons

    Wireline engineers and operators are allowed to get all of the overtime they want, but, very few technicians in the wireline division of Baker Hughes are allowed to get overtime! I spoke with my manager several times and he just doesn't seem to care that my pay has gone down!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to quit taking technicians for granted! It takes at least five years to get good as a technician and you should not treat them like "red-headed step-children". When only wireline engineers and operators are allowed to get overtime, it is very depressing and disappointing to the technicians when they are not allowed any! Since it takes many years for a tech to get good at servicing tools, it really behooves management to treat them a little better!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Medicore Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable
    Good People
    Good Opps for Development

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Benefits okay
    No real advancement opportunity, lots of training but no advancement. Lateral moves available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company. Good benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is stable and fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication to remote offices is slow or lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of direction. Poor morale. Well compensated. Personnel movement for the sake of movement.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for upward movement if you are a high potential.

    Cons

    Decisions being made very short sighted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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