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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated October 17, 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 142 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 61 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Industry fluctuations with job turnovers (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company at One Time, Not Sure If It's Still True"

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Large multi-national company, good benefits, pension, moderate opportunities for growth depending on department

    Cons

    Often Leadership is given to those with no experience in a given area, thus they are not equipped with the knowledge to lead them team. For example, employee with only engineering background placed as head of HR.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on who actually has direct experience and give them the opportunity to make an impact.


  2. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured development, constant learning and improving, good benefits and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Along with any oilfield service company, very boom or bust. Either you're sitting at work twiddling your thumbs or have no days off and are constantly moving from job to job. Little communication between field personnel and upper management. Hard to move out of the field to other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create a path for field personnel to discuss ideas with upper management

  3. "Receptionist/Administrative Assistant"

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good people, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No con's really, sad that I was laid off.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great base salary. Nice contributions to retirement savings plan by company.

    Cons

    Health insurance is very limited. 401k requires 3 years to vest.

    Advice to Management

    Legacy employees and leadership program graduates seem to be the only groups with a decent chance of promotion from within even of experience is present in a candidate. Keep an open mind to others outside of the mold.


  5. "Developmental opportunities are plentiful, and are given to those who drive towards them with purpose."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, global opportunities, make great efforts to be impactful to the community. Employee safety is held in very high regard. Somewhat flexible with working remotely when needed. Permissive vacation is coming next year.

    Cons

    Things have changed for the worse since merging with GE. Much more matrixed, bureaucratic, and leadership vision is unclear. Work-life balance is challenging.


  6. "Hit or miss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Most people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't tend to share strategies or other initiatives. Very reluctant to share info.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know what's going on. You might be surprised what they can do.


  7. "driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver Distribution in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Driver Distribution in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, will see now that GE is in charge

    Cons

    if you are white, you are fine

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to hire someone from other race, welcome them early and not try to fix it years later.

  8. "good"

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    good pay
    very good benefits

    Cons

    nothing to negative to say


  9. "Not the same Baker Hughes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abilty to work remotely

    Cons

    Since the acquisition by GE, morale is at its lowest I've ever seen. There's a lot of big talk, but no clear direction. Many employees are leaving for better opportunities, and many are being laid off. The ones left have no idea what their job is. GE seems very disjointed, and communication is mediocre at best. There's not much regard for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  10. "Baker Hughes, Inc."

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    Former Employee - RDD Test Lab Mechanic III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RDD Test Lab Mechanic III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401K matching, Good pension.

    Cons

    Hard to advance within company.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder at equality.


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