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Updated August 23, 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)

    "Good with US preferential opportunity."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented team with excellent International experience. World class technology across company.

    Cons

    Complex hierarchy, frequent organisational changes driven from US without consideration for local regulations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Baker Hughes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very fair company in terms of HR etc

    Cons

    Spent more time looking for STOP cards etc rather than looking at improving our tools and services

    Advice to Management

    focus on whats important i.e. the quality of service delivered to our customers which was often poor

  3. "Good company, bad time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    wide range of capabilities and opportunites

    Cons

    struggling with downturn, future headcount reductions likely.

    Advice to Management

    have a plan B


  4. "Onshore Maintenance Engineer, Electronics, Aberdeen"

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    Former Employee - Onshore, Maintenance Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Onshore, Maintenance Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good structure in terms of career progression. Fairly good pay considering the job; average considering comparative rates. Good team of people, lots of apprentices to teach. Interesting subject matter.

    Cons

    Some old fashioned engineers and engineering styles. Crappy area and commute for a lot of people. Middle management and any engineers that managed to progress into that area tended to be over-competitive and not trustworthy, but that's capitalism for you.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps chop some non-vital management roles.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hire and Fire Policy with Good Avenues for Rapid Professional Boost"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technical Team, Friendly Atmosphere, Good Technical and Professional References available in internal Library Projects, Provide Platform to explore new ideas for very short time

    Cons

    Service provider, was hit hardest during downturn alongside failed HAL Takeover deal. Employed firing strategy to eliminate an entire business segment within 1.5 years. So beware for the next cycle.


  6. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career development
    Plenty travel
    Good salary
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    lack of forward planning from senior management
    lots of last minute load outs, especially on a friday

    Advice to Management

    Better planning and commmunication


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere
    Great career prospects

    Cons

    Management are not very transparent as to the direction of the company

  8. "Aberdeen office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, fantastic people and great development opportunities. Like to develop people to reach full potential

    Cons

    Expect to be pushed to achieve targets. They expect return on their investment in you. Long working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Encouragement goes a long way but people need to be rewarded for achievements.


  9. "commercial team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    excellent benefit, amazing people working with you,

    Cons

    downturn is really difficult, peak of stress which could be avoided improving communication

    Advice to Management

    improve communication


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just a number"

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    Current Employee - Equipmemt Operator in Great Yarmouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Equipmemt Operator in Great Yarmouth, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I started working offshore for BJ Services and felt like part of a family. Once Baker Hughes took over they added some nice benefits but slowly things got worse. They closed the local Base and eventually I felt like just a number.

    Cons

    No local person to talk to for any problems unless you live in Aberdeen. Constant computer courses. Abuse of stop card system to make up numbers not because there is something genuinely unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like they are just a number. Get rid of unnecessary computer stuff. Pay slips on a computer etc


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