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Baker Hughes Broussard Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Broussard, LA

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Pros
  • Good leadership; okay perks; good work life balance; good career progression; plenty of new project within the KL team (in 60 reviews)

  • Good benefits steady work excellent wage (in 142 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 61 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Industry fluctuations with job turnovers (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Thorough, organized, top-notch, forward-thinking, innovative

    Cons

    I had a great experience working there. I moved back to my home state of Illinois for personal reasons, otherwise I'd still be at Baker Hughes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the forward thinking!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good and OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance , decent pay

    Cons

    To many cheifs not enough balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favortism

  3. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is never monotonous; there are new events that have to be dealt with every day. I really enjoyed the people that I work with, I believed they are a good group because they always try to help each other. I like that my input helped to make projects successful.

    Cons

    When they are busy you can be on call all the time. This situation represents an issue when it is time to be off work, with your family and there is no one that can take your place.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, and value collaboration more.


  4. "Warehouse Blend Operator I"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Blend Operator I in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Blend Operator I in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, reasonable employees.

    Cons

    Long hours, sleep in shifts, overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees, divert jobs to other plants/rigs, build more rigs/plants.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "LWD Field Engineer 3 - GoM"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer III in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer III in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office, high salary, offshore balance lifestyle for MWD, and training.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs in the industry although the first several rounds were light.

    Advice to Management

    Put engineers to work in office functions as well as field.


  6. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Broussard, LA
    Recommends

    I worked at Baker Hughes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The oilfield is struggling for oppertunitys.


  7. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Broussard, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of co-workers, management for specific product lines are usually quite good but can vary per line. Great introduction to oil field and the field itself.

    Cons

    Since Halliburton gave the offer to buy and the market went south, it is a rough place to work. Layoffs randomly every month or so. Told us they would be done and rightsized after 2015 December layoffs but they just keep rolling in. No FE I's exist in the company and there are minimal FEII's left.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead......

  8. "Overall great company"

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    Former Employee - R&M Electro Mechanical Tech II in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - R&M Electro Mechanical Tech II in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime available, lots of diverse challenges with "on the job" training.

    Cons

    Lots of away from home travel.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your techs to get the tools needed, when they need them


  9. "Great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great managers, benefits and overall opportunities to succeed. If you're willing to work hard and put in the effort then it is what you make of it!

    Cons

    As with all large companies, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.


  10. "Production Wireline Field Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Broussard, LA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Benefits are decent. Career opportunities to move up are self-paced. Peers you work with, are willing to help you out when you need it.

    Cons

    When the market tanks, be prepared to lose pay, any bonuses you were getting. Don't expect the managers to lose their jobs nor get any reduction in pay. Field personnel will get cut to the bone and so will your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut your field personnel down to nothing!


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