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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated December 8, 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 and lovely co workers (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 62 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Industry fluctuations with job turnovers (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall: One big, steep downhill"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule, long vacations. Thats it...

    Cons

    Management does not care about people: you are a kettle. If you burnt out - they buy a new one. No career development, no promotions.


  2. "Technical Writer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thorough, organized, top-notch, forward-thinking, innovative

    Cons

    I had a great experience working there. I moved back to my home state of Illinois for personal reasons, otherwise I'd still be at Baker Hughes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the forward thinking!

  3. "CNC machinist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, safety, good benefit.

    Cons

    health insurance is not so good.

    Advice to Management

    good management.


  4. "Buyer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, time off, work load even,

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    There is Lots of autonomy and creativity in this job.

    Building relationships is important.

    Not sitting in front of a computer all day.

    Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible as you are always on call.

    Salary's range widely based on negotiating.

    Little to no real work training.

    Drop you off at your account and say good luck.

    Career path is unknown just more pay with experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A company on a mission"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Claremore, OK
    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Claremore, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits; very safety oriented; plenty of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Trying to rebound from an industry-wide downturn (cyclical industry); Has 'learning' as a core value, but does not actively engage in cross-training

    Advice to Management

    Need to streamline the communication and follow-through processes. It's difficult to implement change for the better when Mgmt holds countless meetings and makes decisions for change, but three months later the same processes are still in place because the message was forgotten, unclear, lost in translation, or never filtered down to the floor level process due to the number of meetings and action items each supervisor/manager is chasing down.


  7. "Q C Inspection"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Q C Inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Q C Inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, good benefits, good pay, good experience

    Cons

    freeze on raises for 2 years

    Advice to Management

    to receive profit sharing checks

  8. "Field Engineer III - Gulf of Mexico"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great technology. Great experience and the pay was great too.

    Cons

    Field work means not a lot of time home. And you're one of the first to be cut in a downturn. Meanwhile management didn't lose a single person. But don't let that deter you, high risk high reward!


  9. "Directional Driller IV"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, Awesome training programs.

    Cons

    No work to life balance


  10. Helpful (4)

    "post GE merger will probably clean company from top"

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

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

    Pros

    Good bottom, nice camaraderie, on boarding culture except bad supervisors especially those new {under 3 yrs} without long tenure in the company not only targeted many naive employees but also prevented new hires to undergo in house training to improve their knowledge of O&G service sector. I refuse to rejoin despite offer because the bad supervisor club (mostly came from Aberdeen, UK) existed in every BHI division.

    Cons

    Employees with no mentors or connection at the top were frequently laid off during last several downturns including the most recent one. BHI merger with HAL hurt both companies and HAL was still reeling from the aftermath of paying re-structuring penalty $3.5 billion that BHI shrewd used to buy back shares instead of investing back into the company or employee retention. If you were really interested to learn this sector go work for the best HAL, SLB and stay far from FMC, BHI, NOV, etc. The bad supervisors didn't allow new employees to even rotate from one role to another after 2 years in one department. They stymied every chance and pigeon-holed as long as they could ultimately causing the employee to quit.

    Too much politics than I have ever seen in any industry even outside oil & gas especially those coming from overseas (Venezuela, Dubai, Aberdeen, North Sea) easily make their way to US in senior plant mgrs and managing director roles and tend to get their own kind to fill up positions to overcome resistance

    Advice to Management

    CEO, CFO, CIO, HR must be fired and kept out even with joint board of directors to be able to benefit GE merger or preserve market share in Oil & Gas industry. Otherwise they may be wiped out by competition from new entrants and incumbent big boys - HAL, SLB


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