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  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Mining, Oil & Gas

What it does: Oil and Gas

Mission: Our Keys to Success are four priorities that should guide decision-making in Baker Hughes: Engage People, Deliver Value, Be Cost Efficient, Resource Effectively.

Size and presence: Around 60,000 globally in 2 locations.

Best known for: Baker Hughes Company is an American international industrial service company and one of the world's largest oil field services companies.

The good bits: It is a great company with good people and customer involvement

The not so good bits: A few complaints about high-stress levels due to time-bound responsibilities, long work hours. 

The Baker Hughes Story

For more than a century, innovation has been part of our DNA. Baker Hughes was formed in 1987 with the merger of Baker International and Hughes Tool Company – both founded over 100 years ago when R.C. Baker and Howard Hughes conceived ground-breaking inventions that revolutionized the fledging petroleum era. Since those earliest advancements, we’ve never stopped searching for solutions to conquer the next frontier.
In 1907, Reuben C. Baker developed a casing shoe that modernized cable tool drilling. In 1909, Howard R. Hughes, Sr. introduced the first roller cutter bit that dramatically improved the rotary drilling process. Over the ensuing eight decades, Baker International and Hughes Tool Company continued to lead the industry with innovative products in well completions, drilling tools and related services.

During its history, Baker Hughes has acquired and integrated numerous oilfield pioneers including: Brown Oil Tools, CTC, EDECO, and Elder Oil Tools (completions); Milchem and Newpark (drilling fluids); EXLOG (mud logging); Eastman Christensen and Drilex (directional drilling and diamond drill bits); Teleco (measurement while drilling); Tri-State and Wilson (fishing tools and services); Centrilift (artificial lift); Aquaness, Chemlink and Petrolite (specialty chemicals); Western Atlas (seismic exploration, well logging).

Today, we are organized in nine regions and 23 geomarkets where local teams work to understand customer needs and coordinate delivery of reliable, practical solutions that include the right Baker Hughes technologies for every project. The Baker Hughes regions are: U.S. Land, Gulf of Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Russia Caspian, Middle East and Asia Pacific.”

Culture & vibe

Our executive management team supports the long-term interests of shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities where we do business.  

Our board is active and engaged, and supports a culture of open dialogue, collaboration, and rigorous decision-making to create long-term stakeholder value.

We are an energy technology company that has a diverse portfolio of equipment and service capabilities that span the energy and industrial value chain. Our four product companies, or operating segments, are organized based on the nature of our markets and customers, and consist of similar products and services.

We believe in doing the right thing always. Our teams strive to make every day one with no injuries, accidents or harm to the environment. 

What's an energy technology company? We're so glad you asked. Discover our latest stories showcasing the innovations and people shaping the future of our industry.

Career prospects

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What does Baker Hughes do?

We are an energy technology company. And while you may not hear our name every day, every day we deliver energy solutions in every corner of the world. ​​​​​Our purpose is to take energy forward - making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and for the planet. And we live our purpose in everything we do - focused on our mission to redefine the energy sector by pursuing new frontiers in engineering, data, and science.

You + Baker Hughes

We are diverse, ambitious and collaborative. We embrace and live our values of Grow, Collaborate, Lead, and Care.
And we are committed to providing learning and development opportunities within an inclusive work environment.
If this excites you, there is so much more to know.


The average Baker Hughes salary ranges from approximately $47,420 per year for an Administrative Assistant to $178,829 per year for a Director. The average Baker Hughes hourly pay ranges from approximately $23 per hour for a CNC Machinist to $27 per hour for a Field Service Technician.


  • Health Insurance.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Vision Insurance.
  • Temporary Disability Insurance.
  • Prepaid Legal.
  • Long-term Disability Insurance.
  • Severance Pay.

Social Contributions

Baker Hughes contributed $119 million to sustainable communities and social progress. Baker Hughes supports communities where its employees live and work through direct corporate contributions and Baker Hughes Foundation grants for environmental, educational, and health and safety programs globally.


Baker Hughes has been drawn into Mexico's politics through a controversy involving the son the Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, which the Mexican press has dubbed #Houstongate. The company denies any improprieties.

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