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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. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was great. Work ethic and work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.


  2. "Senior Internal Auditor"

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

    Pros

    Senior Internal Auditor travels up to 45%.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover of auditors, and performance reviews are given to often.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to take accountable for their own actions and not view what when wrong was in the control of the Senior Auditors.


  3. "Drilling Fluids Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist II in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Fluids Specialist II in Kingwood, TX

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time employment, strong benefits

    Cons

    Being laid off -- nature of the industry


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  5. "Marketing Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits and travel

    Cons

    Houston area is a tough place to work


  6. "Pros and Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with really great people, and I have been given good opportunities during my tenure here. Good benefits. Some flexibility in working remotely on occasion.

    Cons

    Work life balance is less than optimal; long hours are a regular occurrence and many times are required without warning which has negatively impacted family plans for me on multiple occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider working smarter and not just harder. Consider ensuring that everyone has the tools they need to do their jobs (including technology).


  7. "Oil Patch Dependent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good engineering and challenging work when the oil patch is making money. When company is actually willing to spend money on innovation, can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Company success highly dependent on world politics and national markets. Management is bad on many levels. Spirit of engineering and science is lost here.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money to do actual innovation. Innovation cannot be rushed by executive managements unrealistic goals for a year.


  8. "Reliability Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, fair job security, good infrastructure

    Cons

    Poor career development, meriticracy not respected, low salary compared to other companies of the same business structure and low salary for high experienced people

    Advice to Management

    Review carreer development for all employees, there is no guidance and career path established and review compensation according to experience level of employees


  9. "Good Company. Good People. Long Hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Principal I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Principal I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Engineers working on the operation side are paid quite well. At the time of my departure I was making close to 30% more than what peers with similar experience were making in other industries.

    Cons

    Very long/odd hours. Our group was on call 24/7. When on call it was rare that we would get to sleep through the night.

    Advice to Management

    Look into more formal training on tools supported. Would also be a good idea to bring in more people to staff technical support teams.


  10. "internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New Rochelle, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New Rochelle, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is one of the best organization.

    Cons

    I got depressed in this company

    Advice to Management

    Best company in the world


  11. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Training and Development in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Training and Development in Magnolia, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the Baker culture and believe in their values. Like all large companies they aren't perfect, but the good certainly outweighed the negatives.

    Cons

    The downsides were out their control. The oil and gas industry went over a cliff so work was stressful and then I, along with thousands of others, were let go.


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