Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
693 Reviews
3.5
693 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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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 40 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.  

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, bad management

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

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

    Pros

    Pay Is great, benefits are good.
    Safety and training is highly emphasized.
    Has defined requirements for progression.

    Cons

    The management has favoritism towards some, not equal treatment for all.
    Buddy's and family members working at the same working space makes way to clans and special treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Talented People, Collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Upper management does not always understand the impact of their decisions at the worker bee level. Often choices and decisions create more road blocks or create overly complicated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the people doing the work what would increase results and get the job done more efficiently with as good or better quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    multinational energy services company with opportunities for growth and international exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    dedicated competent colleagues; good benefits - bonus, med, dental, vision, 401k, pension, espp, stock options, opportunities for advancement, diversity and inclusion program, training and career development programs; sharp CEO

    Cons

    alignment of behavior with core values and advertised programs still in progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    validate that senior leadership team possess core competencies alongside their soft skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and learn about the oil field

    Cons

    Long hours, limited advancement, time consuming labor and time away from home

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Field Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    compensation is good, office culture is good, leadership is good

    Cons

    promotions is good, benefits is good, training is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more promotions, more benefits, more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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