Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
633 Reviews

3.5
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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235 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.  

    Wireline Field Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer  in  Adelaide
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Adelaide

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

    Pros

    Training, Salary, Off time, Benefits,

    Cons

    Work-life balance, Support, Health and Safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider Discussing : Work-life balance, Support, Health and Safety

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very interesting and challenging

    Current Employee - DDE  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - DDE in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great values and good family policies

    Cons

    you hardly have time for family if you are working offshore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    intensify the training program for the new graduates

  3.  

    You just have to be ready to pack your bag and go whenever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great Training
    - Meet people from all over the world
    - Hands on work
    - Second to none O&G Experience

    Cons

    - Long Hours
    - Hard to maintain a life outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay rise

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough

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    Current Employee - FE1  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - FE1 in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Technology is some of the best.
    First class training.

    Cons

    Pay
    Conditions
    Upper managment
    Limited growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Baker you need to relook at how you sit in Australia..

    There is no point having such a high turn over of workers.. Keep them happy and let them stay.

    Field Engineers shouldn't belong in an office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing. good technology, has potential to be good but work environment/support is poor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Proven technology.

    Good resources if you can find them

    Winning a lot of work in Australia

    Cons

    Poor salary compared with competitors.

    HR is incompetent.

    Under resourced.

    Work life balance is bad.

    Knee jerk management. to many chiefs. not enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss changes/plans with employees. Forward plan for resources to be available before a project commences. support/reward the staff you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    international mobility is certainly a positive for Baker Hughes. Can learn across many diverse product lines and cultures within the company.

    Cons

    gender diversity is something which is not been developed when compared with Baker Hughes direct competitors. Also dual career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gender parity is needed on opportunities and compensation. Visibility of successful females within the organisation to demonstrate success can actually happen

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good employer offering global opportunities

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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 a year

    Pros

    Global footprint and is constantly growing

    Cons

    too many systems contracdicting each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse career growth opportunities for all

    Cons

    Variation of work schedule for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better worker welfare programs for all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

    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
  11.  

    Its one of the best companies in the world

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for less than a year

    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

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