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Great place to gain experience

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Worked as a Fracturing Field Engineer typically 12 hrs shifts with a 6-3 rotation. The Engineering department in my disctrict had just enough personnel to cover work and it was common to have days off canceled because of somebody else going on vacation or having an emergency. While the work/life balance is not ideal I did learn a lot from experienced people and took advantage of all the training they offered. Great place to learn.

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Good salary, opportunities for advancement, great place to learn.

Cons

Long hours, always away from home, days off not guaranteed.
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The people are great, upper management not so much

Didn't get to spend much time with Baker Hughes before getting let go. Coworkers made me feel like part of the team. Houston campus is huge and has many benefits including cafeteria and gym. Would've loved to stay here longer, but at the same time not really.
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Typical corp atmosphere

I wouldnt work here. They say all the right things but it is all about what have you done for me lately. Not to mention they are heavily tied to the oil industry
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management none existent

no pay increases. horrible management. not sure if its the company or the facility. you are a number and only a number. steer clear of this company/facility. benefits are not bad but the day to day grind makes it hardly worth it. would not recommend to any motivated individual. they will suck the life out of you. great place to milk the clock and draw a pay check

Pros

decent benefits

Cons

horrible work culture
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Productive and structured like military

I enjoyed working for this company for 21 years, it’s a place to growth and learn. The culture of the company is well organized. A lots of opportunity to learn new technology and become the best element for this company. I still have a lots of friends on this company and may decide to look for a new opportunity with them.

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Friendship, learning experience, good structure

Cons

bad managers, losing excellent experience Engineers
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Great money, good coworkers, No job security

Worked in the field for 6 years, laid off once in 2015 (Oil price collapse), then rehired at a higher level, then laid off again in 2020.Lived in housing on drilling rig locations for months at a time.Great money because of all the hours. 12 hour shifts, seven days a week and lots of being woken up during your off shift to resolve problems.Usually clocked between 92 and 100 hours per week. My team worked out a rotation of 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off.Most of the people you work with are great, very focused. You are given lots of responsibility and have to resolve problems quickly.Unfortunately, these jobs are being phased out due to AI, new directional tools will allow a few people to operate multiple rigs remotely from Houston. Won't need any teams on the drilling rigs in a few years.

Pros

Lots of hours, good coworkers

Cons

No job security. Besides the usual oilfield busts, the job is being replaced by AI and remote operation.
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Great teammates and, for the most part interesting work within the engineering group. Job security is excellent but progression can be slow and compensation is sub-par compared to similar roles elsewhere, and also considering the role often involves working well beyond 40 hrs a week with OT not compensated.
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Cyclical Oilfield Volatility left unease of job security in the past few years.

Felt like the management fell short on preparing for the attrition due to the multitude of 30-40 year employees that were collectively coming to retirement age, both on the production floor and in office. The tendency seemed to be to replace critical shop supervision, as well as office positions, with younger internal program graduates with no business or manufacturing experience. Culture shifted to bypassing the promotion of able-minded, seasoned office/production personnel in favor of these trainees, thus promoting discontent. Time will tell if this is a winning solution.

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Pay and benefits
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Productive atmosphere

working with people around the world, very rewarding career and great job work/life balance. Compensation and Benefits are great. Management and Job Culture are good.

Pros

people are great, teamwork

Cons

layoff
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Good company, management had no experience

The department was good until my original boss retired then his boss took over who was a money guy. He ended up cutting a lot of jobs and caused to company to loose customers, this resulted in the aompanynjaving to lay people off.

Pros

Family time

Cons

Not stable work
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Perfect until they sold out

This was a great place to work for 20+ years, until they decided to sell the company. Once that decision was made things started going down hill. Management was looking for any reason to let people go, it didnt mater if you had 5 yrs or 35 years.
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Productive

Micromanaging in the dept I worked at. Made you work past your 40 hours doing trainings on your vacations and weekends. Co workers were awesome to work with.

Pros

Great place to work

Cons

Bad management
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Delayed pay

Baker Hughes will request more and more from you but with nothing in return. It takes an employee to complain until they finally increase your pay. Some employees have left the company waiting for a raise.Terrible employees are treated the same as good employees. The good employees are asked to pick up the slack while the bad employees get shifted around.
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Not too bad, but could be better

Easy work but poor communication from upper management. Opportunities were limited and pay scale was very broad between people in the same position.

Pros

Easy work

Cons

Poor communication, Infighting between management
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Overall pay and benefits outweigh anything bad about company

The company pays employees pretty well, benefits are great, generous of paid time off, management is understanding of taking time off. Management is everywhere in terms of direction.
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Managers who lie and you cannot depend on or trust anyone in this company.

The company was great when it was still Centrilift then it became Baker One then so on and so on. It has progressively gotten worse, all levels of management and HR outright lies about the companies current events right down to things such as bonuses. People on the floor are seen as lesser life forms and are routinely talked about and made fun of in the offices by their own leadership. Very untrustworthy and snakey people run the place.

Pros

Not much besides a paycheck

Cons

No Saturdays off, untrustworthy leadership, they would rather talk about someone behind their back instead of being helpful and encouraging.
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Oilfield tools are not for everybody

The oilfield is what you make of it. It's a tuff industry to be in for a long time. There are ways to skate by and make a great living, riding the backs of other.

Pros

When time are good, the pay is incredible

Cons

When times are good, work is life. 100hr+ a week
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A very confusing company to work for in OFS

Onboarding was non existent. Many people have been with the company for a long time and so cannot to relate to the time and effort it takes to onboard a new hire. Reporting structures and job titles are not defined very well. The actual business was run probably as it was in the 1970's: if someone needs something they do it themselves as no one can figure out who does what.

Pros

CTI was a nice location. I liked my small team.

Cons

Working from home gradually involved a very long day.
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It was ok

depending on management there's a lot of quality personnel on Corporate and product line, i enjoyed all the time with the people and learn a lot from them clear expectations, NA didnt like

Pros

salary

Cons

mangment
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Good times

I like working here. Its been a challenging and learning environment. Overall I would recommend this employer to anyone. I feel included and proud of the work I do.
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Great place to work

Had the greatest work experience anyone can ask for management is fantastic. Working here and gaining some much knowledge was honestly the best thing.

Pros

Great pay and work/life

Cons

None
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