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Houston, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BHI)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes cooks up a baker's dozen of products and services for the global petroleum market. Through its Drilling and Evaluation segment, Baker Hughes makes products and services used to drill oil and natural gas wells. Through its Completion and Production ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mill Hall, PA
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    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)


    Decent pay and benefit package. Great Health & Safety organization


    Layoffs and pay cuts. in slow times

    Advice to Management

    Increase operating budgets for Labs.

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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes (Houston, TX) in February 2017.


    Applied online and after a couple of days received an email asking me to complete the digital interview through Hirevue.

    Same drill - 10 questions, 30 sec prep, 3 minutes to answer, no mulligans. It was a little intense. I was running out of "real examples" to give.

    The following day I received an email congratulating me and stating that I have successfully passed the initial interview stage, my application will be passed to second selection stage, and I would be recommended as a suitable candidate. To keep your ego in check, at the end of the email they write, "Please remember that your status makes you eligible for the second round interview, but does not guarantee you will be selected to attend."

    Now I wait.

    The interview questions posted here are one-sentence, truncated versions of what they really ask during the digital interview. Yes, they cover the general idea of the question, but some literally have 8+ questions within a single question that I assumed we had to answer on the fly as well.

    So here I break bread for all the help I received. I posted the ten complete questions in the order I received them.

    Good luck gentlemen.

    Interview Questions

    • Question 1:
      Give a real example of a technical problem you solved using knowledge you learned at school or from experience in your most recent role? What was the problem? What actions did you take to succeed? What barrier did you overcome? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the experience?  
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    • Question 2:
      Please describe a real situation in which you had to troubleshoot and fix the failure of a piece equipment/machine? What was the equipment/machine? What steps did you go through to troubleshoot? What steps did you go through to fix the problem? What was the outcome?  
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    • Question 3:
      Please describe a situation in which you were assigned a technical task with a tight deadline. Please describe the assigned task and required time frame. Please describe the steps and procedure you took to complete this task. What was the outcome?  
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    • Question 4:
      Projects need to be completed on time and/or on budget. Describe a time when you were fully accountable for managing a project/piece of work. What was the task? How did you plan your time? What action did you take to avoid delay? Describe the efforts you took in attempting to meet the deadline? What constraints did you need to overcome? What was the outcome? If you were to do the same task again, what would you do differently?  
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    • Question 5:
      Give a real example when you lead a group through a challenging situation? What as the situation? What steps did you take to lead the group? What obstacles did you overcome? How did you handle non-cooperative group member? What was the outcome? What would you do differently if you faced the same situation again?  
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    • Question 6:
      A good idea/ suggestion can sometimes be met with opposition. Please describe a recent situation where you had to deal with resistance to the idea you presented. Outline the background. What was the resistance? How did you deal with it? Did you modify your idea/ suggestion? Was your idea/ suggestion finally accepted? If not, why? What did you learn from this experience?  
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    • Question 7:
      Tell us about a recent problem that came up at your current job or in your school work for which old solutions would not work. What was the situation? Why didn't the old solution work? What steps did you take to come up with a new solution? What help did you need to achieve a positive outcome? What was the outcome?  
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    • Question 8:
      Please describe a recent situation where you had to work in a team with someone who failed to deliver on his/her part of the assignment. Outline the context. What actions did you take to encourage your colleague to contribute? How did you handle his/her reactions? What did you learn from this experience that will help you in future team activities?  
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    • Question 9:
      Please provide at least 3 reasons why you want to join Baker Hughes as a Field Engineer?  
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    • Question 10:
      Tell me everything else about yourself that you think is relevant to your application as a Field Engineer in Baker Hughes. Why should we hire you?  
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Baker Hughes Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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