Baker Hughes
3.2 of 5 526 reviews
www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.2 526 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(181 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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  • "Positive culture, freedom to be ethical in dealings, good work life balance"
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Cons:
  • "Not enough time at home, not a good work-life balance at all"
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  • "Upper Management is being told what sounds good not what is really going on"
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very interesting and challenging

DDE (Current Employee)
Perth, Western Australia

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

Prosgreat values and good family policies

Consyou hardly have time for family if you are working offshore

Advice to Senior Managementintensify the training program for the new graduates

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

Anonymous Employee (Former 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 Senior Management- Pay rise

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Rough

FE1 (Current Employee)
Perth, Western Australia

I have been working at Baker Hughes

ProsTechnology is some of the best.
First class training.

ConsPay
Conditions
Upper managment
Limited growth

Advice to Senior ManagementBaker 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Field Engineer I (Current Employee)
Perth, Western Australia

I have been working at Baker Hughes

ProsProven technology.

Good resources if you can find them

Winning a lot of work in Australia

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK company to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Perth, Western Australia

I have been working at Baker Hughes

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

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

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

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constant change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

Prosthere are lots of smart people, they have great benefits/salary, and many people stay with the company for a very long time.

ConsThere are constant changes in organizations, management, policies, etc. These make it hard to keep up and make it seem like you are often spinning your wheels.

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a strategy and go with it. Give it time to succeed or fail before changing everything. Also it would be helpful if leaders would stay in their same jobs longer. Everyone is so concerned with reaching the next "step" or level in their career that they don't consider the effect their moving around has on the organizations they are leading.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BHI

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSeems genuine in their desire to be technology leaders and being "completely compliant" with their values, willing to be flexible with schedules if you're perceived to be good at your job, fairly good job security (for a service company!) without a "hire and fire" HR environment

ConsThere is a great deal of management inertia, so its hard to institute positive changes or projects, and dead weight and/or bad policies stick around longer than they should. At the enterprise level, it seems like they're restructuring the company every few years, which adds considerably confusion to the day-to-day work. Compensation could certainly be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to mimic the SLB model of doing business, as it doesn't mesh well with the BHI employee culture. Stop hiring MBAs to make corporate decisions and instead try and figure out what aspects of the rank and file deserve investment to ensure long term success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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First Class Organization

Field Engineer (Current Employee)
Libreville (Gabon)

I have been working at Baker Hughes as an intern for less than a year

ProsBaker Hughes is a first class organization. You deal every day with great professional. You learn a lot and the company takes a good care of its people and makes you bring your A game at work every single day.

ConsOne of the most challenges is that you have to stay on top of your game all the time cause you every day is a different day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company

Field Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsExcellent quality facilaties hotels and the candidates are really good

Consnothing is very bad and honestly makes nothing makes me worried about the future of the company

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Very satisfied until I got laid off.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood compensation and paid tuition.

ConsFrom what I understand, good help is hard to find. I was doing an excellent job, but I still got laid off.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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