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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated September 22, 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 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. "This was nothing close to what I was told it was going to be."

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    Former Employee - Drilling Services Account Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Services Account Manager in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Baker-Hughes drilling service product line, as a whole, were reliable

    Cons

    It is largely disorganized. Incompetent management. No clear understanding of day-to-day duties, and there was little to no training.


  2. "Horrible company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, you can sleep at your office; take off you shoes; eat all the time at your office

    Cons

    Horrible place to work
    No career
    Managers think about their own long term position with company

  3. "Baker Hughes: A Company with 2 Faces"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Face No.1 - This is what the outside world sees. A great company to work for. Extreme diversity in its workforce--looks like a delegation from the United Nations. Female-friendly hiring and promoting practices. Many opportunities to grow a career and get into upper-management positions.

    Cons

    Face No.2 - This is the reality that employees see. Pockets of hostile environments all over the company. The diversity is only present in the posters BHI plasters all over the place--In North America, this company is still 90% white people from the US, UK and Canada. Career opportunities are only available to employees that have a "sponsor" in the executive ranks; great looking, young females; and handsome, young men. Experienced, proven performers that don't fit that profile have little chance to move up the ladder. When the sponsored people fail at their assignments, they are simply moved to another role (and sometimes that includes a promotion).

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  4. "The Woodlands, TX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is close to the woodlands mall.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and everyone cuts corners. No one is honest with you about most situations and the people are rude. Worst place that I have ever worked by far!

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring and covering up mistakes!


  5. "Old boys club keeps going"

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    Current Employee - MWD Specialist in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Current Employee - MWD Specialist in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary isn't too bad, well, at least when you add on the day rate.

    Cons

    Blatent sexism, poor planning. Allows the whims of slightly senior employees to dictate staffing decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century. Hopefully the Halliburton takeover will shake up the joint


  6. "Past Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most co-workers were great to work with, everyday.

    Cons

    The manager that my supervisor reported to, was not good to people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees that are making you money.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible management, no life outside of work"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Field Engineer gets paid well.

    Cons

    With the amount of hours you have work in field, the money is not even worth it any more. Management works you like a slave, and they have no idea how many days an employee has worked or how exhausted people are. Also, don't expect field engineering to benefit your career as an engineer since you are pretty much a service technician on the oil field, so your skill sets are NOT transferable to other companies or industries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a record of how many days your employee worked, get rid of some of the incompetent managers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company and I was proud to work there

    Cons

    People that are promoted into Management positions no nothing about what they are managing. Revolving door in HR department. Way to many layoffs.


  9. "Offshore Equipment Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Experience. Job scope, working on high profile serious offshore petroleum industry projects

    Cons

    No advancement for minorities in field service. Baker Hughes management

    Advice to Management

    Stop the games on EEOC


  10. "MWD/LWD Field Service Engineer in Bakersfield, CA and Oklahoma City, OK"

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    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Service Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - MWD/LWD Field Service Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My full-time employment at Baker Hughes allowed me to make friends for life by the ridiculous 7 days a week / 12-14 hour days in the field. This truly is the only "pro" of working for Baker Hughes.

    Cons

    Seriously....Where do I start? If you are a family man with a wife or children or commitments at home the lifestyle as a full-time employee will forever change your life. The corporate "players" and office will talk about a work-life balance but there is absolutely 0% of this. The pay is okay but remember this is the oil and gas industry (where prices go up and down) which does not compare to any other industry in the United States. Baker Hughes has become a joke and laughing-stock in the oilfields for failed downhole tools and unreliable services to operators.

    Advice to Management

    Halliburton Energy Services bought you out and a merger will take place by July 1st.
    Good Luck finding new jobs....losers


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