Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Pros
  • Work /Life Balance - flexible hours, remote access from home when ill (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 25 reviews)

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  1. It is the best place to work..for talented ones..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Specialist in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Field Specialist in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great company values
    - Safety for women
    -Great work profile
    -International company with a strong business establishment when compared to other blue and red competitiors
    - rotational basis job
    - it is a pride to work in a huge invention oriented company

    Cons

    - Very strict work environment

    Advice to Management

    The best! Keep it up!

  2. Baker Hughes is an excellent place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a very good work environment. Numerous learning opportunities throughout the career and a lot of global exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a little beaureaucratic because of its size. Also, promotions and individual growth may be slow unless ones works really hard on that. It is easy to get stuck doing the same job for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Annual performance review is a farce and not at at all tied to either performance or benefits.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Satisfying, professional, a company you can work for a lifetime.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Maintains a very manageable workforce, not too much so that the company does not need to reduce manpower at trouble times. Work place generally has a small group which works more like a family. Have strong ethical business principles and completely complaint.

    Cons

    Local management is not strong in many cases. Weak personnel team. Career guidelines not very well defined for all roles in local offices. Management most of the times focuses only on operations not on the data evaluation and interpretation market.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire proper personnel (HR) managers, with proper knowledge of Oil and Gas business. Management should define and respect the career guidelines of all technical personnels.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good training ground, nice culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional development, High tech products, Client focus, Best in class services, Good industry reputation

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, Poor performance review process, Lot of changes to the trainee program.

    Advice to Management

    Attract better talent.

  6. A People oriented Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture, Good Teamwork and flexibily for working style.The Managers are understanding and allow subordinates to work freely with minimum supervision.This allows employees to have a good work-home balance.

    Cons

    Slow and undefined career path.Although the company is a great place to work, it can get a bit slow and stagnant sometimes.It gets undefined after a certain point of time and people look for more challenging oppotunities.

  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work
    professional
    great salary
    innovative
    friendly
    great work/life balance

    Cons

    benefits could be a little better

  8. Business Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with - team mentality.

    Cons

    Career paths would flow like the wind.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with the HAL merger.

  9. Assembly Maintenace Overhaul Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team development, ISO Certified, Competency Management Program

    Cons

    Lay-offs when prices are down

  10. great place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Great place to start to move on to bigger and better things

  11. MWD/LWD Field Engineer III

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the Field.

    Cons

    Not a lot of time off

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