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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated April 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 134 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance, but that is a part of the job (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1. "Drilling Fluids Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment.

    Cons

    Job comes and goes with oil prices.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great!


  2. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company good people .

    Cons

    jumped the gun when doing lay offs for a sale that didn't happen

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. "EO3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and hours when business is doing well.

    Cons

    Like in oilfield, there are times when hours and pay can decrease at any time.


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  5. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like minded employees driven toward one goal.
    Nice campus
    Great benefits
    Flex Time
    Lateral Opportunities

    Cons

    When O& G is good the company was a pleasure to work for but when the down turn happened it turned into a stressful work environment - as most companies would.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be in the company to move up. They try and hire within if possible and provide opportunities for internal employees to move up.


  6. "Great Training and People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent managers and training programs. The company is flexible and takes people's best interest first when looking to relocate and promote employees. They try their best to go above and beyond to make employees feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Typical complaints about a large coorporation are true here as well. A lot of red tape to get simple things done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employee retention. Focus on keeping experienced talent to ensure that the value of knowledge is passed down to newer younger employees. Focus on long term strategy and commit to it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to work anymore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Well-known in the industry
    Good Technology
    Reinforce being ethical when doing business

    Cons

    Don't care about people
    Management changes very often and it's never clear what the strategy is
    Promotions depend on how political you are
    Disorganized

    Advice to Management

    The communication to the employees is very poor


  8. "Money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work plus you feel good

    Cons

    Always hrs to work plus people know you

    Advice to Management

    Lots of ot


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company all in all"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Self supervise. They don't breathe down your neck. Plus, you would have to really screw up to get fired. 401k and Pension Plan offered.

    Cons

    Lower pay than what other companies pay. Buddy system alive and well. Big wigs line their pockets before you can consider getting any. Even when they're cutting jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop passing the buck. Take ownership and get on someone's tail. Also, give raises to the guys who get things done for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company for top talent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work, the company does a good job hiring nice people.

    Cons

    Management is comprised of people that came from the field, most don't have business backgrounds and are unaware how to adapt to current technoogly. They do not value individual thinking or insights, which is completely demoralizing for those with an entrepreneur spirt.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire professional management and develop leaders who have the skills to take the business into the future. The day of allowing engineers without any business experience to run the company needs to come to an end.


  11. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great work culture

    Cons

    Need to pay more for the time always being away from family. Bad on call schedule and they should pay you for being on stand by.

    Advice to Management

    Having happy employees is mostly based on work flexibility.



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