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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated February 19, 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 57 reviews)

  • Good benefits steady work excellent wage (in 130 reviews)

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  1. "Fast Paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Sink or swim environment in the field. Be ready to dive in. You will be tested in real world scenarios.

    Cons

    You get what you put in


  2. "One of the top 5 Global Oil Industry Service Companies"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits provided to employees.

    Cons

    Too small to be BIG, too BIG to be small.
    Very political.


  3. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great company, many opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Working in the field hard to have a regular life


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  5. "Service Supervisor IV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, fun job, truck, expense account, good benefits.

    Cons

    They lowered our pay and took days off away


  6. "SLS"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Equal time off (usually). Effective training regime.

    Cons

    Disconnect between field and office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what is coming from the field.


  7. "Performance Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Working environment. Great 401K plan

    Cons

    Tough industry and very unstable


  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. They will cut fat when it needs cutting, but if you can effectively perform your job function with a good attitude it's a great place to work. Great money and big raises if you stick around.

    Cons

    A very demanding work environment, often forcing you to place a very high priority on work. This is more so a con of oilfield work than Baker Hughes in particular.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great training, good people, strong reputation

    Cons

    no loyalty and low visibility to upper mgmt. if outside Houston


  10. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Understanding coworkers. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Get spread really thin during a downturn.


  11. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Baker Hughes is a good company that seems to care about the employees as best as a large service company can.

    Cons

    Like a lot of big companies, the bureaucracy



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