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Baker Hughes Lead Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Baker Hughes Chairman, President and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli
Lorenzo Simonelli
7 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer 

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance Great career mobility within the company

    Cons

    To much reorganization Top heavy management

    Baker Hughes2019-09-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Lufkin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work waiting for you.

    Cons

    Management does not know what they are doing. Unrealistic goal and does not want to listen others

    Baker Hughes2019-06-11
  3. "Recommended the company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Work environment got spoiled due to Italy team

    Baker Hughes2019-03-01
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Overall OK, but management only think about the next quarter."

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The projects are interesting and allow for creativity. The coworkers are largely easy to get along with and are professional. The pay and benefits packages are competitive for the industry.

    Cons

    Management decisions are heavily weighted towards the next quarter and employ short sighted financial engineering practices that harms long term performance of the company. There is little communication between middle and upper managers and directives from one group can clash with rules and procedures of another group. The company does not respect older employees and will think nothing of laying off a 30 year service employee and replacing them with an inexperienced 2 year service employee. The company does not respect its suppliers and will distribute IP from one supplier to another to try and create competition and drive down procurement costs. Also they try to push asinine 120 day payment terms onto suppliers who expect to be paid in 30 days.

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    Advice to Management

    Think in one and five year terms instead of the next quarterly report. Treat all stakeholders (employees, suppliers, customers) with respect. Aka Conscious Capitalism. Communicate your plans explicitly across all groups so they’re marching in the same direction. Fast works won’t work when it takes a month to just get a vendor setup to receive a PO.

    Baker Hughes2018-08-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "lead engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good and supportive environment to work.

    Cons

    company is always changing management structure making it a less stable career path.

    Baker Hughes2018-04-16
  6. "Lead Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Research Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a great culture in which researchers work across the aisle and collaborate as much as possible.

    Cons

    The compensation is not reflective of the uncertainty in the market, i.e., oil field risks come with oil field compensation whereas currently the compensation is comparable for research but has the same risk as working in the oilfield

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the overall jargon words and boost research into disruptive tech for the customers

    Baker Hughes2018-02-12
  7. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Lead Quality Assurance Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Alot to learn Good pay Friendly environment Great facilities

    Cons

    Extremely busy all the time

    Baker Hughes2018-02-15
  8. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I learned a lot from senior engineers in the field who worked for 20+ years. Good place to start.

    Cons

    No defined career path as an Engineer. It seems years of experience is the only way to evaluate an engineer for promotion but his/her actual performance and ambitions.

    Advice to Management

    We know oil & gas is an old industry and the old way to evaluate an employee's standing in the company is years of experience. However, the world is changing as well as this generate of employees. Sticking to the old way makes this company less competitive in a long run because we (new engineers) don't see any path to move forward besides sitting in the office till years of experience to come. A better career path for the new engineers are critical for Baker Hughes to success.

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    Baker Hughes2018-02-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok job poor future outlook"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Twinsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay poor future outlook

    Cons

    Volatile attrition rate. Excessive workload.

    Advice to Management

    Sup port your employees more

    Baker Hughes2017-09-13
  10. "Senior Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work culture, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Slightly below competitors in the market for Compensation and Benefits.

    Baker Hughes2019-12-08
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