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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
629 Reviews

3.5
629 Reviews
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Baker Hughes President and CEO Martin Craighead
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232 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    New & Overwhelmed

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say  in  Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Edmonton, AB

    Pros

    Great People, great company, great pay, very concerned with employees safety and seem to back it up with actions

    Cons

    A lot of confusion, not the best onboarding, Problems with getting email etc. a lot of unclear processes in my group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the HRSC in Houston sorted out. It's not working very efficiently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Teamwork, lots of good colleagues, growth in most markets, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Too many hours, lots of old white men, not many women, some areas are sexist, lots of change for change's sake

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting work life balance and not encouraging people to work crazy hours. Hire more people

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

    It was satisfactory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have Got oil field tickets

    Cons

    it was a contract and they lay off me before completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should not give false hopes.

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  5.  

    Uninspired organization with no value on corporate culture or employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experience in Oil & Gas

    Cons

    Leadership can not get out of immediate reaction mode and organization lacks inspiration. No work-life balance as there is little regard for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Baker Hughes

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Offshore Field Operator  in  Mount Pearl, NL
    Current Employee - Offshore Field Operator in Mount Pearl, NL

    Pros

    Good training
    Good working environment
    Good benefits
    Good safety culture

    Cons

    No rotation
    Low salary
    Need to improve communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate & involve workers in suggestions & decision & yes we are low paid

  7.  

    Baker Hughes Pipeline Services, calgary

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    Former Employee - Tech  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Tech in Calgary, AB

    Pros

    Very nice people. Helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Disorganized chaos. Different departments don't share info & expertise or collaborate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of "cost centers". Everyone in all areas of the company should be encouraged to cooperate & collaborate for the good of the company as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Baker Hughes

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    Current Employee - ILI Data Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - ILI Data Analyst in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and team cohesion

    Cons

    Preferential treatment to select few

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More proactive in advancing current employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice new bases well designed

    Cons

    Managers consider people as objects to gain or loses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working as a cementer

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    Former Employee - Operator  in  Lloydminster, SK
    Former Employee - Operator in Lloydminster, SK

    Pros

    Working out of lloydminister was a great family experience with a great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Wages were lower that average and they have old equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop give the customers large discounts and cutting into the pay of the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Baker Hughes for almost 3 years and was willing to work more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I started to work in a new group and was promised a lot in the beginning.

    Cons

    What I never understood was how can someone be given a Gold employee appreciation award and then let go in a few months!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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