Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
710 Reviews
3.6
710 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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273 Ratings

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.  

    prod. specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Handler in Roswell, NM
    Former Employee - Product Handler in Roswell, NM

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

    Pros

    met a few good people

    Cons

    constant schedule changes. Definitely a good ole boy club atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the nepotism, stop pushing good employees out the door to make room for an your buddies kid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company. Good benefits.

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    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
  3.  

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

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    • 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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  5.  

    Good place to work if you are single and would like to earn some quick easy money.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Operator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Field Operator in Mount Pleasant, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay and ability to work your way up in the company with little to no education is a big bonus. Being able to earn 60k or better a year as an entry level employee is a great advantage to working for Baker Hughes. They have an amazing stock purchase program as well as 401k that if taken advantage of can be built into a very substantial retirement fund.

    Cons

    Unfortunately in order for most positions (operators especially), over time is common place and will likely be the only way you make more than 30k-40k per year.

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

    It's a good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good people for the most part

    Cons

    Management has a hard time admitting when they have made a mistake.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and culture were very enjoyable

    Cons

    Somewhat heavy work load, but nothing extreme

  8.  

    Enjoyed working at Baker Hughes. The company has a great group of employees working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are great to work with and always there to help when needed.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes had several layoffs which was difficult to cope with.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Engineer III

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I love working in Baker Hughes. Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Jobs are tidious and you stay busy always. No time for family and freinds. Its all about the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listent to junior workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The greatest company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the career development is good
    the compensation is good with regards other companiers, great training opportunities and scholar help.

    Cons

    work-life balance is hard if you allow it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great internship for petroleum engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great supervisors
    -Interesting work
    -Pretty good pay
    -Lots of interns at once makes for a ton of opportunites to make new friends from different schools
    -Friendly people

    Cons

    -Sometimes I felt I was doing work that had no practical purpose to a project. I felt like they were just trying to keep me busy instead of helping me learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Spend time getting to know your employees instead of only visiting them when something is wrong.
    -Give challenging and interesting work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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