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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated September 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 60 reviews)

  • Good benefits steady work excellent wage (in 140 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 60 reviews)

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

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  1. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to learn and apply yourself. This has opened door for some international travel which some people may be looking for.

    Cons

    The compensation for the amount of work you put in doesn't seem to agree, but that may be more of a sign of the times.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Internship in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was super friendly, I gained a lot of good experience.

    Cons

    I wish I would have started in May instead on June.

  3. "Human Resources Rep."

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, benefits and good culture

    Cons

    Hard to get a job with them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Master Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Master Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training / HSE culture / People-oriented / Courtesy

    Cons

    departmental barriers / many meetings / no clear long-term goals

    Advice to Management

    to break barriers to stand together & to give some departments which are behind more pressure to catch up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "If you have a choice. I wouldn't."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management spends all their time in meetings and never have time to walk the floor where they might have to actually have a conversation with you. So it's a pretty laid back place to work.

    Cons

    Management dragging down the guys who actually work. Career advancement is pretty much non existent unless you're best friends with someone at the top or you fail at doing the job you're assigned so they promote you so they don't have to fire you. Everyone under management is underpaid and there's "never" any money for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a couple of dollars on employees instead of trying to save every penny to receive a larger management bonus. Even a pat on the back would work wonders.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, bad managers"

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

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

    Pros

    I have the pleasure to work with very skilled and hard working professionals.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the hard work and dedication of the employees is rarely rewarded with opportunities or recognition. Most top level talent moves on to another opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the best and dont reward sub par performance with different career paths.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment.
    Great training program.
    Competitive salary and benefits.
    Safety first culture.

    Cons

    Poor management team.
    Poor work/life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok job poor future outlook"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Twinsburg, OH
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay poor future outlook

    Cons

    Volatile attrition rate. Excessive workload.

    Advice to Management

    Sup port your employees more


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Friendly coworkers. No cons that I experienced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President , Russia"

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    Former Employee - Business Owner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Business Owner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good variety of experience

    Cons

    Industry is very cyclical so there are major layoffs every few years

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to keep the best talent


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