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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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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 61 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lovely co workers (in 148 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not there, sacrifice a lot of personal time (in 63 reviews)

  • The economy has affected the oil and gas price resulting in downsizing of the number of employees (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Not Bad to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company for wages and Benefits

    Cons

    in company rivalry between geolocations

    Advice to Management

    Bring back people you layed off before merger before building up for new cycle


  2. "Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Claremore, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Claremore, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good employees to work with

    Cons

    Management needs to get better understanding of what employees actually do

    Advice to Management

    clean house on some of them

  3. "Overall Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Field
    Former Employee - Field
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere. Easy to talk to management. Opportunities to travel and move around within the company.

    Cons

    Not all districts have the same values. Have to act like a broken record to be sent to training (necessary for promotions) from the field.

    Advice to Management

    Follow corporate training policies and schedule. Investing in your employees makes them feel valued and willing to stick around longer.


  4. "EHS Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, good benefits, fun coworkers. I worked arthe Tulsa, OK location for a little over 2 years and had a good time. It wasjust time to progress.

    Cons

    Pay was not standardized across the same position. No room progress they the ranks during downturn with oil.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you are paying people what they are worth. Do not keep piling on more and more onto their responsibilities unless you are willing to pay for their services.


  5. "Average Company"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are okay. If the work is there than you can always rack up some overtime.

    Cons

    -Management varies widely. There can be some really great guys mixed in with some people who only have job because of who they know.
    -The business is at the mercy of oil prices. If prices are low you should really get your resume ready.


  6. "Great working experience, networking possibilities are endless!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will take care of you both financially and personally. Expectations of performance are high!
    Opportunities for career paths are endless.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not there, sacrifice a lot of personal time. The oilfield is a very cyclical industry. Can be extremely demanding depending on your client.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Be ready to hit the road

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Arm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Made Good money and hours

    Cons

    Never got a day off

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work environment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Engineer in Broken Arrow, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to work in a regressive job with poor opportunities for advancement, work for baker somewhere other than Houston. This company makes it very clear for you that they do not care about their employees. If you are a heck of a brown noser or have a relative there, I'm sure you will be promoted rather rapidly (despite how 'dumb' you might be). The company already lost a lot of morale after a failed buy-out/merger, then GE bought us, made it way worse, yet is already trying to sell us off.

    Cons

    I can honestly say that working for baker was one of the most unhappy points in my life

    Advice to Management

    Don't get me started. It should speak for itself that this company is over a 100 years old, and it gets sold out under his watch


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Serious Service Provider?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits, Time off, Hours

    Cons

    Spreadsheet management eclipses management by walking around, creating a disparity between what upper management perceives and what is actually transpiring at the sales and operations levels, as well as with the clients' perception of service, data, and product quality.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the successful NASCAR racing team mentality as a way forward: Winning teams seek, procure and maintain the best. Consistent winning comes easily. When NASCAR team owners under-fund or neglect one or more of the key components, they consistently run at best in the middle of the field, or more likely at the back of the field week after week.


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