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Helpdesk (intern) (Former Employee), calgaryApril 13, 2014
a great please to work and opportunity for career advancement
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Has grown to be a big company personality
Field Specialist Tools I (Former Employee), Whitecourt, ABMarch 31, 2014
Pros: 1 free lunch monthly.
Cons: each employee is just a number
Was a great place to work for several years until the purchase of BJ Services. Started to be cut back in overtime and less bonus payouts. Cut out break up and Christmas Parties.
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Just when you thought it could not get worse it does.
Transport Operator (Former Employee), Drumheller, ABFebruary 28, 2014
Pros: good benefits and salery
Cons: old bad managers need to go.
For a company as big as BH to lay people off on the pressure pumping side and not offer any positions in other divisions of the company that need people shows a lack of forethought on the company. It is long past time for a changing of upper management a person should not be able to get a job with the competition the day after being laid off.
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I was a consultant
Technical Consultant (Former Employee), Tomball, TXJanuary 5, 2014
I was here to setup UCS and Baker Hughes wasn't my employee. Work culture was a great place.
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Good honest work, but the work culture wasn't for me
Field Operator (Former Employee), Red Deer, ABDecember 28, 2013
Pros: learnt new skills, brushed up on some old ones
Cons: condescending work atmosphere
A typical day at work is showing up at 8:00 am and reviewing what jobs needed to be done that day in terms of maintenance. I learned how to rebuild high pressure fracturing pumps and what hydraulic fracturing was all about. Management was fantastic however the coworkers were a little off, tended to be rude and uninterested in training new hires. Hardest – more... part of the job was being away from home and putting in numerous 16 hour days for 15 days on. I loved the training and what the job potentially had to offer in terms of security and salary, as well as advancement. – less
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Piano ,poems,sports
Technical Team Leader (Former Employee), EgyptNovember 29, 2013
Pros: global company
Cons: lack of professional
Working at oil and gas company gives you a great experience and learn you many skills such as how to identify the optimized solution and to take a right decision in short time .
Work team is a key factor to achieve the organization goals but unfortunately it is missing in Egyptian cultural .
Work-life balance is missing in Egypt .
I wish to find a good – more... opportunity in Canada with good employer that can grant Visa for work. – less
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Great work experience
Level 2 Electromechanical Technician (Former Employee), Nisku AB.September 30, 2013
Cons: layoffs
Excellent core values, good people, good wages and benefits
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Interesting work and god people to work with.
MECHANICAL DESIGNER/PROGRAM MANAGER (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 4, 2013
There is no typical work day at Baker Hughes. It is fast paced and ever changing.
Management is fairly relaxed and very hands on, because they have a vested interest.
Co-workers are very knowledgable and interesting people. You can always count on them to help find a solution.
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• Around 7 years of experience in Complete Software Development Lifecycle involving Application Analysis, requirement analysis, system design, develop
NET Developer (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 7, 2013
• Involved in Requirement Analysis, Architecture design and creating GUI using web forms, and User Controls.
• Involved in designing the front-end screens and checking for the client validations on the screen controls while inputting the required information.
• Developed presentation layer (user interface) using C#.NET web forms and web user controls.
 – more... Involved in writing the properties, methods in the Class Modules.
• Involved in Design and Development of the components of the application using C#.NET.
• Used ADO.NET objects such as Data Reader, Dataset and Data Adapter for consistent access to SQL Server 2005 data sources.
• Extensively used Cascading Style Sheets and Java Scripts for browser compatibility.
• Participated in full software development lifecycle.
• Used JavaScript and Validation controls to validate the input Data. – less
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Productive and educating work experience.
Pressure Pumping Field Engineer (Current Employee), Dickinson, NDJuly 29, 2013
A typical day includes a 14 to 20 hour shift while working on a well site to track chemicals and monitor fluids.
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Very good place to grow up and improve the careers
Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer (Former Employee), Darquain/Ahwaz/IranJuly 23, 2013
Very good management and team work culture exist in this company. Just there is no job security in this company at all.
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A poor choice of work; your milage may vary.
office worker (Former Employee), calgaryJune 5, 2013
Pros: [see review.]
Cons: [see review.]
I left the company for several reasons:
- Lack of autonomy; no room for individual initiative.
- Excessively stressful and hostile working environment (partly because of my supervisor and partly due to company culture)
- Not getting along with my supervisor (at this company people are not promoted based on their ability to work well with others)
- Below-Market – more... Remuneration (my pay was roughly 20% below market; others left the facility for the same reason--there was 25% turnover in roughly a one year period)
- Minimal training (I had done no training for 8-12 months, though not from lack of interest)
- Lack of job variety (an issue specific to my position, your milage may vary)
- The conservative, top-down, hierarchical, and dictatorial nature of the organization (This should be patently obvious to anyone currently working for the company. For instance, there are 200 presidents and vice presidents)
- My job duties did not match the job posting (12 items were listed, I only did 3 with any frequency. 90% of my time was spent doing something that wasn't listed) – less
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Good company
Scientist (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 3, 2013
Pros: scientist
Cons: long ours
I learned well-bore positioning work and created applications for it
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great company
M/LWD Field Engineer (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 25, 2013
Pros: culture, excellent people to work with
Cons: no work schedule
Great job, great income. Unstable schudule makes for a difficult work-life balance while working in the field.
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great advancement options
Technical Sales Rep (Current Employee), Peace RiverApril 14, 2013
Good management and co workers, lots of driving and meeting people, very little training,
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Valuable Work Experience and Independently Managed
Account Manager (Current Employee), Fort McMurray, ABApril 9, 2013
Pros: high salary, good benefits, global company, initially steep learning curve
Cons: long hours, rotational travel, remote setting, unrelenting customer demands, stressful, ~1 year plateau to significant learning
As a process field specialist and account manager a typical work days require a large predisposition toward on-site client management, constant "after-sales" support, and process troubleshooting. This takes place at site-specific facilities in a common effort to produce adequate sales-grade oil in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

Learning – more... curve has been significant, largely due to the intimate nature of living and working at your customer's facility (Cenovus predominantly in my own case, with similar exposure elsewhere). Managing expectations, logistics of chemical supply, project-focus demands, process upsets, chemical field trials all form part of the learning curve.

Management has been a little trickier in my case largely due to an extensive 'on-site absenteeism'. Makes it difficult to progress within the company as, being a large organization, inherently relies on a bureaucratic hierarchy; sticking points can occur with ineffiective middle management. This has prove difficult to surpass internally.

Co-workers are great for the most part, generally an inherited commonality of purpose, however often working remotely can prove lonely, and co-workers are often also your client. Many wonderful friendships can develop in this scenario, which add to account stability.

Hardest part of the job is the amount of travel and remote setting. Makes developing personal routine and structure almost impossible. Long shifts whilst at work can be stressful and draining.

Most enjoyable part of the job is growing with your client; sharing in week-to-week process triumphs, building friendships, and working together toward generating satisfying results to day-to-day problems which come hand-in-hand with oil and water separation and subsequent purification. – less
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A very difficult place to get to know people, the hiring process is also very long and tedious
Sr. Dept. Administrator, Commercial Support Group (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 28, 2013
Pros: flexible about lunch times, if you don't take lunch you can leave early, able to participate in most corporate events
Cons: work duplication, right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. communication and boundary problems.
Greet coworkers. Check emails. Arrange the work load schedule for the day and start taking care of business. Most co-workers are very pleasant and helpful. Most people are very new to the company. It is difficult to find the right person to answer questions when you need help.

It was nice to have the freedom to do the job without being micro managed. – more... But each department is different. – less
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Field Engineer (Former Employee), Canada, VenezuelaFebruary 20, 2013
More than 5 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, accomplishing field operations and working as Logging Engineer for one of the biggest service Oil & Gas Companies. Perform diverse services in the wireline industry (Open hole and Cased Hole), leadership, extensive business service experience, work under pressure and in hostile environments, – more... priority setting and decision-making, together with excellent communication skills to liaise with clients, are some of the skills that I have developed. – less
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Great job with great co workers
Equipment Operator (Cement) (Current Employee), Brighton, COJanuary 21, 2013
On a typical day being on cement you will receive an hour yard call after your 10 hr reset. you have an hour to get to work on time. After clocking in, you do whatever is need to get to location on time. Pre trip trucks and make sure equipment is job ready. Next have a safety meeting than convoy trucks to location. After getting to location. Rig up, – more... Pump job, Rig down, convoy home to yard. – less
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the job was a good experince
Field operator (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCDecember 12, 2012
the work,was very intersting. coworkers were very helpful and taught me alot. but i found out the work was for me. its not what i really want to do in life.

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