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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated February 16, 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 147 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 62 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Industry fluctuations with job turnovers (in 41 reviews)

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  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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. 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.


  5. "Field 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

    Pros

    Pay was great as well as benefits.

    Cons

    Hours we tough, but time off was good.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    team work base, good work/life balance, really good people to work with

    Cons

    too many layoffs, bonus sucks


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Area Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading technology and service. Good support network from product line and engineering functions. Excellent facilities and equipment. Product line focused when allowed.

    Cons

    Constant change in direction and leadership. Too much navel gazing, focus on current revenue and not enough focus on new strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Find continuity in culture and direction.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Baker Hughes, SS plant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sand Springs, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sand Springs, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work that makes a difference. There had been a great culture and working environment 10 years ago. This slowly changed.

    Cons

    Plant morale was on a steady downward track and continued through 2017. Upper management was advised of this and did little to address the outstanding issues. Recent management changes have not improved this.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Try to get key performers back, or stop the exodus.
    Bring back Jim Vernon as plant manager. (very unlikely I know)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Better before GE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    No set vacation or sick days. It is essentially open ended, within reason.
    The Baker Hughes culture remains within holdovers.

    Cons

    GE as a company drags its feet. The current climate allows for little to no advancement due to constant restructuring/integration.
    Benefits were much better under Baker Hughes than they are under GE.


  10. "Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Bryan, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Company, I was good working story there.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons about Baker Hughes

    Advice to Management

    was good management


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