Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Horrible management, no life outside of work

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Field Engineer gets paid well.

    Cons

    With the amount of hours you have work in field, the money is not even worth it any more. Management works you like a slave, and they have no idea how many days an employee has worked or how exhausted people are. Also, don't expect field engineering to benefit your career as an engineer since you are pretty much a service technician on the oil field, so your skill sets are NOT transferable to other companies or industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a record of how many days your employee worked, get rid of some of the incompetent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Company

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    Former Employee - AMO Tech in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - AMO Tech in Casper, WY

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours, decent training, fair pay and benifits

    Cons

    formal promotion strategy lacking, difficulty getting noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck in the merger with Halliburton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Geoscientist I in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Geoscientist I in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    They treat you like an adult and let you do your work. Management was always helpful and understanding when issues came up. Coworkers were always happy to help with any questions I had. Friendly people and great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Having to drive downtown Denver in the mornings, but was not to bad if I left my place by 7am to miss most of the traffic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had no complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. its okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    they have a company match for your 401k of 5%, offer classes for training,

    Cons

    about to be acquired by halliburton, lack of communication about what's going on with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't lie to employees about job security,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great Place to LEarn

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    Current Employee - RDD Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Constantly learning skills as an engineer

    Cons

    Politics, slow processes slow down projects and technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. expendable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    good starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    work many hours, expendable, work all the time.

  8. Big Corporation, Slow Pace, Many lay-offs

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    It is a big company. Fair-paid, flexible hours, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    It's an engineer's world. At this time with the acquisition and low oil price, it is unstable for every employee. Big corporation so it really depends on your manager if your team can get enough funding or resources. If you are not an engineer, you will always be in the supporting role, and not many chances for promotion.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great company

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    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - MWD Field Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great. Company contributes to 401. Get to know a lot of people

    Cons

    Long days away from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay friends with everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Better As An Internship?

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Crash course in oilfield essentials.

    Cons

    As a field engineer I felt unimportant and under-utilized. Almost all tasks on a daily basis do not require a person with an engineering degree. No actual clout on projects results in lack of respect in operations, who view the field engineer position as disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely rethink utilization of field engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Past Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Most co-workers were great to work with, everyday.

    Cons

    The manager that my supervisor reported to, was not good to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that are making you money.

    Negative Outlook

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