Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
628 Reviews

3.5
628 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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231 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on superior, work life balance is reasonable (in 19 reviews)

  • Long standing oil tools company with good benefits (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Baker Hughes is an excellent place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geoscientist  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Mumbai

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Attract better talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A People oriented Company

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Well Intervention  in  Midland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Well Intervention in Midland, TX (US)

    Pros

    Good incentives per diem and overall leadership, industry knowledge is superior of the big three and there is more ability to advance if you put in the work.

    Cons

    Disorganized at first, other than that they were eager to hire and got the ball rolling very quickly. I was hired drug tested the same day as my interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use senior employees in the new hire process rather than a third party individual that knows zero about the oilfield industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its one of the best companies in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I  in  Angola, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Angola, IN (US)

    Pros

    Good salary and great opportunity for learning world wide

    Cons

    iit has a slow management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its possible to do better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Baker Hughes - Overall great company, wonderful benefits, amazing people, average management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - RDD Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great facilities, very high tech, collaborative environments, people are amazing, Baker hires really smart, easy to work with people in their core teams. Benefits are the best in the industry, moving around to 3 oil and gas companies, Baker Hughes has the best benefits package, hands down in the service company world. Career opportunities to grow within the company are endless. The company really embraces the culture and quality of work along with the emphasis on safety (in every facility worldwide).

    Cons

    Management is average, not much direction or where the projects are moving, not much insight into market demands, project budget, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your engineers, they are the "work-horse", remember back when you were a technical engineer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to build your career from the bottom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Champion  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Product Champion in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great training program for young engineers to gain knowledge and expertise. Competitive in salary and bonuses

    Cons

    Have no cons so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Manager and coworker are friendly and work together as team

    Cons

    Too much re-org in recent years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of engineering resource

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III - LWD  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III - LWD in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    Pros

    Corporate BHI does a very good job with keeping their employees happy and well paid.

    Cons

    Local BHI seems to not care about employees but rather care about the end of year bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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