Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
648 Reviews
3.5
648 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 38 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.  

    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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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    May have lost its soul

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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 8 years

    Pros

    One of the good companies in Oil field business with good perks and work life balance especially for the back office jobs

    Cons

    Has been in the change mode for last 6 years and constantly moving few people around and prefer to get people from outside rather than relying to get someone from inside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have career plan for all the employee and be more careful in selecting high pots as they are mostly based on manager's discretion and may not be due to work ethics and knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great working experience there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Hughes for less than a year

    Pros

    - like working there, friendly environment with staff willing to help and guide you along
    - fair compensation
    - management does value about subordinates contribution

    Cons

    - too many layers of management, not alot done to retain staff

  10.  

    Enjoyed working at Baker Hughes. The company has a great group of employees working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior A A  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior A A in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees there are great to work with and always there to help when needed.

    Cons

    Baker Hughes had several layoffs which was difficult to cope with.

  11.  

    Excellent work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary and culture were very enjoyable

    Cons

    Somewhat heavy work load, but nothing extreme

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