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Baker Hughes Houston Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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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 134 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance, but that is a part of the job (in 54 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas service industry very tough and will be for some time ahead (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offshore Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Offshore Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good place to start your career and grow to any level you want

    Cons

    difficult to balance work and family for field employees


  2. "Good company that supports family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work opportunities
    work life balance

    Cons

    reducing too much workforce for some PL

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping employees to grow and give them opportunities


  3. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were decent, nice people

    Cons

    Lack of promotions despite good performance. Hours can get long, and very few young people. I wish there were more young people. I was generally the youngest person by at least 10 years in almost every meeting I attended and I was 29.


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  5. "corporate strategy, operational support with planning functions"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy & Operational Support in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy & Operational Support in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, learning, camaraderie, diverse work force, women enjoy more flexibility, comp & benefits above market rate, generous vacation, pension plan contributions by employer

    Cons

    none except subjected to oil & gas industry down turns

    Advice to Management

    insulate OFS from cyclicality of depressed spot oil prices & OPEC diffidence by having multi year backlogs in international mature fields, offshore and deepwater basins


  6. "HR Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team at the moment but most are gone.

    Cons

    No bonuses, Health Benefits, No Work-Life Balance


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Baker Hughes"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It always has been a good place to work.

    Cons

    Senior management above VP level has disconnected from the rest of the company. They're more interested in selling off the company and getting their golden parachutes than they are in running the company. They've taken a $5 billion company and turned it into a $2 billion company.

    Advice to Management

    Take the $3 billion that you got from Halliburton and reinvest the money back into the business like you're supposed to. Quit lining your own pockets with the company's money. You have screwed over your employees in a very bad downturn long enough.


  8. "Benefits Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, the pay was alright

    Cons

    Still a lot of "good old boy" mentality left


  9. "Baker Hughes is a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and the opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Oil Industry has highs and lows, mostly lows right now

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Texas City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Family Atmosphere, Low Pressure, Teamwork

    Cons

    Communication can be an issue


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Unit Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, dynamic work and evolving business, benefits and employee offerings. Great opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Long hours, bureaucracy hindered decision making process.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce low level decision making to lower managers and push important issues up the chain for resolution. Use same expectations of leadership as lower level employees.


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