Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
709 Reviews
3.6
709 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The best! Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Baker Hughes is an excellent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training ground, nice culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  6.  

    A People oriented Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    Field Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Odessa, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Odessa, TX (US)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Higher base salary than most competitors
    Sign-on bonus
    Company car (or allowance should you choose)
    Average benefits

    Cons

    Hard work schedule
    Unknown effects of the merger with Halliburton
    Lack of sleep is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a better work schedule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech in Corpus (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Tech in Corpus (Argentina)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Want to work here for a long time

    Cons

    There no cons for this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Claremore, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Claremore, OK (US)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work schedule. It is a 3-4. Long work hours on schedule but a lot of time off.

    Cons

    Work schedule, have to rotate ends of the week so half the year you work weekends when most others are off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the flow of the shop and schedule so there is a flow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very employee oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Al Başrah (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Directional Driller in Al Başrah (Iraq)

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

    Pros

    Good career development system, Cross training opportunity. lots of trainings

    Cons

    Sometimes work schedules may be long but this is common in oilfield

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Field engineer Mwd/LWD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer LWD/MWD
    Current Employee - Field Engineer LWD/MWD

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

    Pros

    good benefits and compensation. you get paid for the long hours they put you to work.

    Cons

    No schedule/rotation on field jobs. No time for personal isssues all work.

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