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.
Electro-Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 29 March 2016
Tool box meeting is set every morning. Supervisors discusses which drilling tools are needed for the day and set schedule. Also, everybody discusses any issues about safety. I learned how to manage my time due to time restraints. Some customers needs the tools urgently . When I first started training I was so green that I did not know anything about drilling tools. With some help of the senior technicians, I slowly learn so much about the industry.
Work atmosphere was good. Most of the technicians are easy to get along with. Hardest part of the job is the constraints. Some times you need to stay late to finish the tool because the rig is waiting for the tools. When its busy, you can get called in in the middle of the night or on the weekends. That being said supervisors makes sure that you are fit to work and you are well rested.
The most warding part of the job is when tools come back from the rig and the tool that you assembled worked properly.
General Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 March 2016
Any work schedule Low management level is result of low price and contracts quantity Development is impossible due to lack of education Management could to provide with field work winter projects only Hardest part of the job is relationship among co-workers
Great Co-Workers, Environment & Pay, sometimes sloppy Management
Shop Supervisor (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 17 March 2016
I enjoyed my 8 years at Baker-Hughes Artificial Lift, however after moving into a supervisor position I found they did a poor job of teaching me new skills. I wanted to learn more but they did not allow much cross training. However they did recognize hard work with financial benefits and I enjoyed most people I worked with. Lots of overtime available.
Field Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 17 March 2016
My time at Baker Hughes was amazing, I got to experience many things that men my age would never get to see or do. I learn quickly how to adapt and drive different types of equipment in a short amount of time. I was able to mature at a quick pace. I was interacting with many different people to help with team building and team trust amongst crews.
Technical Specialist (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 March 2016
busy work day during winters. hardest part of the job is time management. most enjoyable part of the job would be dealing with clients co-workers are not many left but during busier times, its a good and friendly environment to work for.
Be prepared to give up your life for a dead end job!
Driver (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 11 March 2016
Working with the guys at Baker Hughes is the best part of the job.The work it self is easy but the management makes life harder then it has to be by constantly lying to you or just flat out ignoring saftey issuses .They dont give raises and theres no where to advance to once your in thats your spot and your wage for the time your there.Also they love to set you up to fail ,by sending you out with unsafe equipment,that they say is good but no one actully has signed off on.
Expect to live in your truck from monday to friday.
Logistics Supervisor (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 12 January 2016
A great group of people. we were like family. our work was organizing and loading chemicals for use in the field each day. we worked with very little warehouse space. That made the hardest part of this along with the winter months when we used reefers to store our chemicals in.
Baker had a great bunch of people. Benefits were great.
Currently employed and Happy (Current Employee) – Leduc, AB – 4 January 2016
I have been employed with Baker Hughes for almost 6 years. When I was hired I had absolutely no industry experience but I soon realized the potential I had to make a difference. I was given my opportunity as a shift lead that soon progressed to a titled position as a supervisor. Not ever being in a leadership position I struggled at first but my manager, and my mentor reduced my responsibility and realigned me to help me succeed. After a few years I was recruited internally and in my current role I have had the opportunity to show my worth with upper management in Houston and I made a name for myself. Without hesitation, I can say that the guidance provided to me early on in my career helped me gain the confidence to make it to where I am today. Don't get me wrong, part of my success was timing as well but if you put in the effort and are willing to take constructive criticism, if you are able to separate "business" from friendship you will succeed. The industry is has changed so much in my tenure with Baker Hughes and the company as a whole has increased their Safety culture hand-over-fist. They care about the employees, their health - both physical and emotional - and it is showing by the performance increases made over the past 2 years. I can't imagine working for another company. As large as this is there is still the "family" atmosphere within the company. I have made many friendships here that I feel will last for many years to come.
Quality Control Specialist & Technician (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 4 January 2016
Good company that treats it's workers very well (even when the market is low). Coming from a 20 year military background, the hardest part of any job is trying to cope with how slow, entitled and undisciplined some workers can be. Also, Baker Hughes Incorporated conducts way too many meetings. Many meetings could be emails but that method of thinking comes from the top down. The most enjoyable parts of my day were being able to assist the technicians on the floor with trouble shooting problems, giving recommendations for repairs/reworks, saving the company millions of dollars annually and providing a good reliable product/service.