Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
708 Reviews
3.6
708 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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  1.  

    Excellent place to start

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

    I have been working at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    - Excellent Package as a Graduate coming out of University
    - Opportunities to Travel
    - Expat package if you get an International Assignment
    - Best training in industry
    - They push you to your limits

    Cons

    - You're on call virtually everyday...
    - They push you to your limits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Invest more in your facilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Good facility. Flexible with time off. Freedom to organize your own workload. Good training.

    Cons

    Accessing training is difficult if you need a class that is not present in the Baker Hughes training catalogue, which revolves entirely around engineering. Generalized under appreciation of support roles, and therefore lack of career advancement opportunities in this fields. No feedback from management. HR is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reduce the support staff turnover, and develop some tailored training to increase efficiency in the HR and Finance departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wireline Field Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Adelaide
    Former Employee - Wireline Field Engineer in Adelaide

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (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
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  5.  

    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 (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

  6.  

    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 (more than an 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

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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