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Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Mott, ND
February 21, 2011

Review

I will say Baker Atlas in Baker Hughes used to be not the worst choice till few years ago. But now they are trying to be like schlumberger. In treating their employees they are able to emulate SLB.
BH pays best in the industry, but the core values are not followed. Those are just fancy words on catalouges. You will see some of the worst managers who have reached higher posts but were pathetic field engineers in their time. To substantiate my claim, one of customer manageri in India used to be worst engineer in his time, and now also he is pathetic in handling the projects. There is also bit of racism in company. You will find most of the managers are scottish.
I will say the more you cry the more you grow in this company.
Overall, joining BH will not be the bad choice but don't expect that things will go logical. Last but not the least, remember my advise.. the more you cry the more you will grow in BH. What exactly I mean you will know after working for 1-2 years.
Lastly, BH is still good for working in Oil service company.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Jack brown estates, GA
January 19, 2011

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I have been a Baker employee for almost 3 years now, and came in just before the changes started taking place. There is some truth behind the "it's who you know not what you know" theory. Overall though, I think it's how hard you work and who notices. I used to love my job, but since the layoffs I am stuck doing the job of several while improving many processes. Overall, you cannot find the pay, benefits and opportunities anywhere else around here. I have learned more here than I ever could've learned in college. Some managers are idiots, and it baffles me that they are where they are.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Burnt woods, OR
January 5, 2011

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Used to be a good company to work for. Now become like Schlumberger, and losing a lot of contracts. They want to be like Schlumberger because that's their main competitor, but their main selling point was not being like Schlumberger. If you want Schlum, you'll give the contract to Schlum, not a Schlum wannabe. Reckon ex Schlum Chad is still being paid by them to kill the competition. They're shedding their work-force. Morale is very low, loyalty to the brand has plummeted. They will haemorrhage staff when the industry picks up.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Denton, NE
December 20, 2010

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I went online to apply for entry level jobs. A week to 2 weeks later the radio said they were having a job fair so I printed the job titles that I had applied for and took it with me. One of the ladies "NO! You need an engineering degree or some background for these. Didn't you read these?" I had and they say that they will hire people with other educational disciplines. They say when new employees will be under direct supervision and they say how much experience you must have or none. Anyway it was very embarassing to be treated like that and I am going to retell some of this conversation for a long time.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Boyd, WI
October 15, 2010

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no one know where the company will go, poor management, poor salary, except for field engineer and top management, no respect for work force,Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Lime creek county, IA
October 14, 2010

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Nightmare. With reorganization managers are all at each other's throats trying to position themselves. No focus on getting work done. Very political atmosphere. You can be a top-performer Tuesday and Wednesday a pariah. Looking to get out at first opportunity!Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Fritch, TX
August 22, 2010

Review

Managers over here don't care for people in the field. all i wanna do is get the hell outta here as soon as the market is high again.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Hawley, PA
August 21, 2010

Complaint

Baker Hughes is an Oilfield Service Company based in Houston. We have strongly embedded core values. These core values are not just posted on a wall or in a wallet card, but we actually make business decisions and hiring decisions based upon these core values. I have worked for this company for many years and I believe we have some of the best people.Comment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Barahona,
July 21, 2010

Complaint

The best company i ever work with, You get your respect and your promotion if you earn itComment

Working at "Baker Hughes" - Reviews by Employees

From Cheraw, CO
May 18, 2010

Review

Used to be a good company to work for - but in last three years its changed for the worse.
Company is now led mainly by ex Schlumberger employees who seem to be determined to change BHI into a mini-Schlum. Problem is, they are copying and deploying all of the worst practices of Schlum whilst adopting few of the good ones.

After a failed first attempt at reorganizing this year, the company is now going through a second attempt - great for the senior managers who seem to multiply in number by the hour; the place now resembles the Byzantine empire. It seems these days that the key to progression in BHI is not what you know but who you know.

Meanwhile the company continues to lay off the experienced staff in the field who actually make the money, leaving mainly the inexperienced (but who happen to be cheap.....). Due to complete lack of meaningful communication from the top, and continuing layoffs, morale in the field is the worst I've ever seen - people are really wondering now if the company has a strategy. No wonder what experience is left is now looking for an exit strategy - when the upturn starts in earnest and the opportunities start appearing again a lot of them are going to walk.

Advice for the management - remember that we are a service company and to service customers needs properly you need good experienced personnel. Stop looking at your older experienced personnel as liabilities and instead consider and value them to be the assets that they are - without them this company is going to fail.Comment

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