Baker Hughes

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Former Employee - Senior Geoscientist  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Geoscientist in Houston, TX

Pros

Relaxed work environment
Management understands when one needs to take time off
Does not recycle people often like other companies

Cons

No career advancement in technical area
Very specific job description
Salaries lower than competitors
Limited mentorship

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Baker Hughes

  1.  

    Many good opportunities at Baker Hughes but company experiencing lots of transition pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Legacy of Baker Hughes produced lots of great technologies and most product lines are good places to work for engineers and scientists. However product lines have lost lots of power to the new regional structure. The regions are better places to work for those in management.

    Cons

    Product lines have lost a lot of power in the company. Upper management very distracted and trying to get a grip on what markets to focus on. Jury on new CEO still out. The company overall is struggling to define itself and Halliburton is way out in front in many of the key market segments.

    Corporate structure very confusing right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to switch focus from product lines to market segments in regions.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    No reward or recognition for performance, lousy leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Relative freedom to define job and responsibilities, some interesting technical challenges. Good pension plan, ok medical and dental benefits. One of the big three oilfield service companies, so mobility and career possibilities are not bad.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional organization structure within the IT organization makes it very difficult to get anything done, and it requires a very large effort to get things moving. IT management's leadership style is autocratic. Some of the processes are archaic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a plethora of tools, but little in the way of knowledge or training for using them properly. Reduce the number of tools, and get the best ones implemented properly. The HR tools for appraisals and job requisitions are the worst I have seen. The 3 IT groups involved in every project step on each other's toes, and hinder rather than help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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