Good honest work, but the work culture wasn't for me
Field Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 28 December 2013
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 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.
Good benefits but too much stress and blaming employees
Account Manager/Sales Upstream Chemicals (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 April 2017
Recent changes in management and company direction have changed company from a great place to work to a stressful environment. They used to pride themselves on winning business the honest way and standing by their employees. It has now become a place where you hear of greasy sales tactics and employees are always worried it may be their last day. No trust or respect from management towards employees. Other districts may be better.
Chemical Van Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 6 April 2017
Big company, good work when it there but a lot of people don't have any respect for people from a different country. I work very hard to get my next promotion but I was always talk down by my supervisor witch maid it not easy.
Evening Shift Supervisor/Leadhand (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 7 February 2017
Working for Baker-Hughes was amazing, they had everything and more you'd expect a great company to have (great pay, benefits, room for advancement, pool table, etc...) however as the company grew and switched to Baker One the job basically felt like working for a faceless corporation. Started bringing in people from the outside to run the shop and pretty much killed the culture and chemistry we worked to build together as a team. Amazing first 6 to 7 years though.
decent company to work for but management issues were prevelant
Business Coordinator (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 1 February 2017
Found the company to have great benefits for medical ect. Vacation on par with provincial labour standards but working enviroment within this division company was extremey stressful and operations manager was not clear on job expectaions during the hiring process. Upon starting the position I quickly found the description i was given not at all accurate to what I was actually doing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I was not given any training other than a book with some basic procedures.
Day To Day activities. No technology advancements.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2017
This company was in the process of a merger and was cutting back all resources including contractors. As a result all the existing resources were depleted and work began increasing difficult to make time lines.
Lack of resources to manage the day to day activities.
Field Specialist - Measurement While Drilling (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 December 2016
No job schedule makes personal life hard to manage. Overall the work is pretty good and most people you work with are enjoyable. If there was a set schedule it might not be such a bad job. Lots of travel and being away from home
SENIOR ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 December 2016
This company is an example of how the share holders dictate how a company is to be run to the ruling class in Houston. They do not car about the people, advancement, work culture. Pay is good but management is terrible. This also goes for the local managers, most of those who do not care and are only interested in keeping their own jobs.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 4 November 2016
People you worked with are very professional. If not because of the down turn in the oil and gas industry everyone should still be there. Safety culture at BHI is paramount to everything. If the oil and gas industry recovers I would not hesitate to come back.