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Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping is a good starting place for a self directed and ambitious engineer.

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Current Employee - Field Engineer
Current Employee - Field Engineer

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping does an extremely good job at making a safe workplace. The documentation for how that happens is not perfect, but the mentality and awareness of the employees goes a long way toward this purpose. Training-wise, the provide many opportunities for an employee to explore different perspectives.

Cons

I might have high expectations for what an engineer should be doing, but I feel that the company expectations for a field engineer are somewhat low. While this is OK for an individual who acts on a strong desire to learn and grow, other people may not be aware of what they can use their skills for. Furthermore, for the purpose I assume is protecting trade secrets, I feel as though our resources to understand our products are somewhat limited. We are given enough information to do our routine duties, but maybe not enough to quickly gain mastery.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would encourage automation of simple, routine tasks for engineers, such that they can spend more time learning and better understanding our products and tools. I would also encourage higher standards for the training classes. A lot of training is done on the job. While experience and contextualization is essential for training a productive field engineer, I think that the engineers would provide better value more quickly if they were trained more rigorously and held to higher standards. While the current model for training works well for self motivated employees, it might not work as well for the less confident and less willing employees.

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    Poor IT Management !!! - Only Out For Themselves!

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having a job in a bad economy. Outside of that, There are no good reasons to work in Baker Hughes IT right now.

    Cons

    IT Management from lower line managers to Directors are only interested in looking good to Vice Presidents and the next layer of the organizational structure so they can advance their careers. Upper Management is being told what sounds good not what is really going on. There are so many problems from full time employees being over worked to products being deployed with many issues just so a project deadline is met and someone can reap the "reward" of project completion. Managers are allowing flawed product deployment. They are turning their head and saying "I don't know" so there is no ownership of the problem.

    Unrealistic guidelines
    Unrealistic project deadlines
    Layoffs
    Hiring cheap labor in Kuala Lumpur
    Outsourcing jobs to India
    Poor IT Support
    No longer a good organization to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employee surveys! You will more than likely find out what is going on in your IT organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership with no focus on employees

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Training is a great
    Travel
    Easy interview process
    Flexibility
    Location

    Cons

    Middle management threatened by the young, educated and experienced
    No career development
    Friends promoting friends
    No empathy for employees
    Managers can't "manage"
    Too many people with a chip on their shoulder
    Too many org changes
    Poor planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers on how to develop and retain talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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