Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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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)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Company with ability to move geographically. good salary's in place with good bonus if at the right grade. Great, professional intelligent people allow you to grow.

    Cons

    A bit of an "Old boys network" - Senior level management staff seem to be on a revolving door when it comes to positions and get moved to new position instead of being laid off. Too much red tape in this organisation.

    Advice to Management

    sort the "Old boys network" and red tape out. one way of saving money is to make redundant at least a third of HR staff. Believe me, you have HR upon HR and no company needs this amount in 90 country's! Millions could be saved in doing this instead of getting rid of well qualified NEEDED Professionals.


  2. great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PMP
    Former Employee - PMP

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work place to work and grow

    Cons

    weekly interstate commute was very tiring


  3. Baker Hughes Employer Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities if you are based in the Houston office, Truly global company so networking is extensively utilized and essential for success.

    Cons

    Very Houston centric company and strategic initiatives are often managed by Houston based employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find innovative ways to move away from being a Houston centric organization and work as a truly global organization.


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  5. Full time close to 1 year

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very helpful and willing to help at all times. Good holidays and better pay.

    Cons

    No cons I have come across so far..

    Advice to Management

    No advice in all honestly, good work being done by management


  6. mechanical tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    good place to work in.

    Cons

    work load has its ups and downs.


  7. Fantastic Place to work with a lot of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Time Drilling Analyst
    Current Employee - Real Time Drilling Analyst

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to move all over organisation
    Great working environment

    Cons

    Leadership can be quite slow to react and seem disconnect


  8. Helpful (2)

    The least enjoyable role of my 30 year career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Baker Hughes

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

    Pros

    Global organisation with potential to be offer interesting roles

    Cons

    Organisation appeared to care very little about associate wellbeing. Claims of bullying were handled very poorly. Employees based in the Houston head office were allowed to unfairly tarnish the reputation of those in other geographies.


  9. so so

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team

    Cons

    upper management not a sclued up as they should be when it comes to OPS more sales focused and top heavy


  10. A company moving forward

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Auditor
    Current Employee - Corporate Auditor

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International company constantly striving for growth, profitability and efficiency. Had undergone many restructuring and consolidation to become a more unified and streamlined company. Good people and financial benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions and career development only just being set up for certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Think about talent management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for & would recommend them.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Baker have a good mindset regarding their "Core Values" and actively encourage employees to follow these implicitly. Progress is encouraged - for those who want to progress and are willing to work for it. Plenty opportunities for individuals to progress in operations especially if you are willing to work your way up.

    Cons

    Almost fanatical efforts to reduce costs - even at the risk of significantly impacting individual work/life balance detrimentally, as well as reducing the support infrastructure. In some areas, again a significant effort to be seen to recruit female nationals - to the extent that this can appear to be negatively impact male candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Take care that efforts to nationalise don't make you blind to what nationals (in some locations) are actually capable of in the short term. Spend the money to recruit nationals and then allow sufficient time for them to work alongside expats, before cutting them loose on jobs on their own.



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