Baker Hughes

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  1.  

    Takeover problems

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Work
    Current Employee - Field Work

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits; work is challenging and interesting; many exceptionally talented people to work with; good equipment, one of the top companies in its field, get to work outside mostly; reasonably flexible schedules

    Cons

    The slowdown in the upstream petroleum industry is killing us. Also Halliburton has bought Baker Hughes, and the transition promises to be rough. Work/life balance can be a real problem -- lots of hours in the field. Too much paperwork; too much politics; too many incompetent managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have talented people working in the field locations -- give them some flexibility and support to do their jobs. Listen to your customers. Don't get hung up on playing games with HSE and procedures -- deal with the real issues and the real problems. Reality is not just a piece of paper with everything checked off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Working for Baker Hughes IT can be frustrating.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Baker Hughes people are good and will help when asked. Most IT people work pretty autonomously. Compensation and benefits are good and include a pension and a 401k. During my tenure, there was a bonus program that was VERY good when the company met its goals.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs can be frustrating, as it is very up and down and not all based on price of oil. Regular IT re-organizations mean some people are never truly held responsible for their deliverables - they just move on. Remaining people are overloaded and expected to work longer hours. For all the talk about "people are Baker's most valuable resource", it does not come across.

    Recent IT layoffs got rid of knowledgeable people, leaving newbies in charge. Not good for the business.

    The Bonus will probably go away once the Halliburton acquisition is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ALL Managers must walk the walk about people being important. Top Leaders seem to, but the trickle down is not seen in IT, unless you are favored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience coming from non O&G industry

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse products to get involved in

    Cons

    Can become a 24/7 if you don't manage yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the company values

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor advancement opportunities in manufacturing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working at the Houston HTC plant is ok in the mfg area. You mostly just come in and do what needs to be done w/o being micro managed. BHI has good benefits and probably better than many other companies. Pay is good, but probably a tad lower than similar companies.

    Cons

    Mangers are hesitant to promote assemblers, mechanical techs, elect techs, and supervisors. There isn't much done to promote upward mobility from mfg, unless you are at the managers level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good training opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Engineer in Midland, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good pay and training. Hard to have a healthy personal life without being allowed to work off of a schedule. Benefits are great and compensation is more then fair. Hardest part about the job was training unqualified people to fill important rolls at the job site.

    Cons

    Family environment, if your not related to someone or have close friendship ties with management promotions seem harder to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the ole buddy system and maintain quality employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sadly this company lost its way years ago.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses structure and co workers

    Cons

    Management and changes. Too many changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together it doesnt take a rocket scientist

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company makes sure that employees are well trained

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Training and career development. They constantly send employees for training sessions to keep them updated on new technology.

    Cons

    You get worked as a dog if you're out on the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees instead of always focusing on your share holders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefits not very people orientated

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    Current Employee - Senior Directional Driller in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Directional Driller in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, average pay, technology oriented company

    Cons

    Not very personal, your just a number

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good working environment, excellent benefit.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    401K and Pension plan and medical coverage

    Cons

    Lot of training to improve your self to better position in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfair about lay off people, it is not look over and compare the bad and the good of each employee

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good working people

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with ,most self sufficient and take pride in there work

    Cons

    management more worried about short term bottom line looking bad and to much micro managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most techs are older more relient on themselves to get the job done, need to take care of your own in hard times as well as the good, rate job performance on performance and not just politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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