Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
632 Reviews
3.5
632 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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239 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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    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. 1 person 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.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned summer 2014, my manager was great. Management cares about your performance, about the company, and you feel like a person, rather thank just another employee

    Cons

    I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges. I faced no challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management did great listening to intern presentations. Upper management would also spend time developing interns to help them grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    so so

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits pay could be better, oppurtunities good and work with a good team

    Cons

    upper management not a sclued up as they should be when it comes to OPS more sales focused and top heavy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always encouraged to learn with in your job or beyond. Others associates are always there to guide you with procedures that may be new to you.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a bit to find the right group of associates to assist you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't replace so many full time employees with contract help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company at one time, what does the future hold?

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Many different cultures and management styles, ability to move around if you like

    Cons

    Last few years tend to forget about the employees that stuck with them through thick and thin, focused more on satisfying the few younger leaders at the expense of senior employees, resulting in a lot of knowledge walking out the door. Management changes too often, stop and make it work at some point, versus change again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regarding the above cons, those younger employees will gain knowledge then leave the company much quicker than the older generation. You will tend to try to fix the same thing over and over again as the knowledge of why "that solution" didn't work 6 years prior has left the company. All the new employees brought in from the "outside" with the "bright" new ideas won't realize why they continue to fail at the same old stuff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall great experience in a well organized and responsive company.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment; everyone is very focused but also very approachable. The company has a lot of resources that are readily available to employees.

    Cons

    Large company makes for less of a community.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Petroleum Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A big service company, great career opportunities

    Cons

    Life work balance, travelling, work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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