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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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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 59 reviews)

  • Good benefits steady work excellent wage (in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mill Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mill Hall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefit package. Great Health & Safety organization

    Cons

    Layoffs and pay cuts. in slow times

    Advice to Management

    Increase operating budgets for Labs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Merger with Halliburton really hurt company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Baker Hughes was a great company to work for. Good management, great products/services and an outstanding culture.

    Cons

    The failed merger (acquisition) by Halliburton really hurt Baker Hughes. Everyone was preoccupied with merger activities and employee engagement suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Move on for this. Hopefully the GE acquisition will be a GOOD thing.
    Don't forget about the workers this time!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Acceptable Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Global Electronics Field Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Global Electronics Field Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, health, vision, and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Little to no consideration for personal life or obligation to family responsibilities. Work instability/lay offs galore.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about your bonuses and try harder to retain your talent.


  4. "Field engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Field Engeer II in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Field Engeer II in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had a lot of opportunity for advancement
    The benefits package was the best amount it's competitors

    Cons

    You don't spend much time at home.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Scrambling for results"

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    Former Employee - Director, Operations Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director, Operations Management in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, resources, technologies and products.

    Cons

    Management just trying to make it through the mergers, dictate orders and instructions that might not be the best for the organization

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember what made the company great once. Stop recruiting losers from the Blue Competitor.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people to work with, supportive management, lots of opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    about to be acquired by GE - not sure what effect that may have on the company culture


  7. "company is good but has flaws here and there"

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, average pay, safe atmosphere

    Cons

    promotions and wage increase are unseen at this point

    Advice to Management

    promote from within


  8. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits

    Cons

    As it is a service company, it sees the sharp side of rises and drops with activities in the oilfield.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Long term employee that has seen better days!"

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    Current Employee - Buyer Planner III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner III in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, one of the only oil&gas services company that still has a pension. 401k match plus stock options and bonus plan.

    Cons

    Lack of promoting women. Over the years health insurance options have dwindled. UHC is the only choice, still okay, but options are always better. Lack of employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and promote within!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Management Director"

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    Former Employee - Director of Talent Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Talent Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good organization with a strong business ethic

    Cons

    With several buy out issues over the last few years, corporate health was not as strong as in the past

    Advice to Management

    Provide better guidance and support for the employees.


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