Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
649 Reviews
3.5
649 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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247 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company takes very good care of employees, offering excellent benefits and a good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management is doesn't understand the impact of their decisions (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Baker Hughes is an excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Geoscientist  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Mumbai

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    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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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than a year

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    May have lost its soul

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the good companies in Oil field business with good perks and work life balance especially for the back office jobs

    Cons

    Has been in the change mode for last 6 years and constantly moving few people around and prefer to get people from outside rather than relying to get someone from inside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have career plan for all the employee and be more careful in selecting high pots as they are mostly based on manager's discretion and may not be due to work ethics and knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary and culture were very enjoyable

    Cons

    Somewhat heavy work load, but nothing extreme

  8.  

    great working experience there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes for less than a year

    Pros

    - like working there, friendly environment with staff willing to help and guide you along
    - fair compensation
    - management does value about subordinates contribution

    Cons

    - too many layers of management, not alot done to retain staff

  9.  

    Enjoyed working at Baker Hughes. The company has a great group of employees working there.

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    Current Employee - Senior A A  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are great to work with and always there to help when needed.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes had several layoffs which was difficult to cope with.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Engineer III

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer III  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love working in Baker Hughes. Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Jobs are tidious and you stay busy always. No time for family and freinds. Its all about the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listent to junior workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional people doing exceptional things.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work in the company of others.

    Cons

    Location is Houston, Tx which is a very large city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked with some of the best managers in my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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