Baker Hughes

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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
791 Reviews
3.6
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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 a 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 Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Baker Hughes as an intern (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

  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.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Compliance Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Trade Compliance Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Baker Hughes offered a good working environment. They made safety a priority and allowed employees to make suggestions regarding projects and tools

    Cons

    training opportunities through 3rd party companies was not always allowed. Also, tuition reimbursement has now been put on hold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow training opportunities so that staff can be more knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to get internship. Limited communication between corporate in Houston and satellite offices.

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

    I worked at Baker Hughes

    Pros

    Excellent compensation for an intern. Lots of overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Corporate does not follow through with

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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