Baker Hughes – Mount Pleasant, PA
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Offers some of the best oilfield training right out of college. Decent compensation and benefits (although competitors generally pay better). Good opportunity for advancement to move to other locations when times are good and your manager approves.
There are so many cons to list here because Baker Hughes is not what it used to be when I first joined over three years ago, mainly due to the announcement of the acquisition with Hal. First of all, there are way way way too many managers in this company. Many of them are extremely incompetent and have lost touch with what actually goes on at the company. Many of them also just kick up their feet and collect a paycheck. All management really does here is pass through information whether that be from the "bottom up" or the "top down". I mean really, anyone can forward an email...just saying. Secondly, you are not rewarded on what you actually know at this company, rather if you are a "good 'ol boy". Sadly this exists in many large companies, especially in the oilfield but even being on my co-workers good side, being part of the in-crowd, and knowing more about the products and services than most of my peers, I still consistently scratched my head on many decisions made by management and rarely had opportunities for advancement. The financials at this company are horrendous, which would probably explain for the majority of poor margins and lost revenue. I'm pretty sure the people responsible for P&L at this company think that this is just one big monopoly game as many of them don't actually have any legitimate finance background to analyze such important decisions.
Advice to Management
Open your office doors and talk to your employees (literally). Closed door managerial relationships are the worst. Also don't expect much from the pointless bi-yearly reviews. They are a waste of everyone's time and don't reflect how hard an individual actually worked to help the business. Handing out numbers based on a bell curve is not any indication of how an employee actually performed that year. You need to retain any talent that may even exist at this point by offering them retention bonuses because nobody is motivated to be at Baker anymore given the current situation. Having your employees do more with less will drive them away. Most people have either been laid off or have left for competitors (the smart ones anyway). Oh and one last thing. Telling your employees that you actually have left that the acquisition with Halliburton is going to be better once the price of oil returns to a higher value is a straight up lie. You don't know whats going to happen and you are biased anyway because we know you are all receiving ridiculous retention bonus offers to stay. Boy I'd love to be a fly on the wall when those walls turn Red! Good luck...