Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.2 601 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead

Martin Craighead

(223 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Wireline Field Engineer

    Wireline Field Engineer (Former Employee) Adelaide

    ProsTraining, Salary, Off time, Benefits,

    ConsWork-life balance, Support, Health and Safety

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider Discussing : Work-life balance, Support, Health and Safety

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    very interesting and challenging

    DDE (Current Employee) Perth, Western Australia

    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

     

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Great opportunities available for those who apply themselves

    Wireline Operator (Current Employee) Midland, TX (US)

    ProsGreat benefits, laid back atmosphere. you can make a lot of money. Co-workers have been very helpful. Very safe environment, up to date equipment and tools. All clothing and boots provided, so minimal out of pocket expense to start.

    ConsLong hours sometimes, but with overtime pay it where you make the money. lack of direction sometimes, when I started my manager went on vacation, so this probably is an isolated case. sometimes jobs run into your days off which is a bummer.

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

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    Great solid company

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

    ProsGreat company, long history, solid technology and great people

    ConsThe area is expensive for living

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparent

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

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    Baker Hughes provides a lot of support and specific training needed to do your job.

    Field Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training, great benefits, great people on the ground. Good first step to getting into the oilfield, and possibly a long career with the same company. GOM has some quality people working in it, managers attempt to uphold a schedule for field hands that many other districts do not get.

    ConsVery middle/top heavy. Seems like a new position is added every week, and no extra support is needed in some of those departments. People making decisions that affect the "core" workers where they have no first hand experience or care to ask for input and results are sometimes detrimental to the operations carried out or loss of good quality hands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEverything I said in "Cons"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great team in Imports

    Supply Chain Professional (Former Employee) Tomball, TX (US)

    ProsManager very approachable, great team work, good support system. Good work Life balance in my department. I miss being there.

    ConsA bit political sometimes..Alot of the "O&G Good ole Boys" still around. Profits shared among management so the first year no bonus from Grade 10 and lower.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember who is doing all the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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