Baker Hughes

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Great people. Beware of the sometimes very political environment.

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Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX

Pros

Freedom to make decisions and to operate independently. Large company, relatively stable pay and benefits. Quite a few managers and leaders are very motivated. A strong emphasis on new, cutting-edge products and services provides for an environment that values innovation. There seems to be considerable job growth opportunity in many divisions of the company.

Cons

Processes had a stranglehold on and were slowing down new product development, although recently this has been changing. Pay is average. Upper management seems to be focused too much on shareholder return and not enough on the long-term vision for the company. HR is pushing an overly PC environment, limiting freedom of normal speech and communication. Sometimes management appoints team leads who aren't qualified to lead their teams and who cause teams to effectively rupture, pushing team members to look for new jobs. I witnessed this as a 3rd party, and the situation was depressing and hit morale hard, especially since management refused to change the situation. However, this was a relatively isolated incident in my experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To some: keep up the great work. To others: please be more motivational and give your reports more freedom. Also, please insure to always appoint leaders who at least garner some respect from their subordinates, and who are knowledgeable in the matter they are leading.

Recommends
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  1.  

    I could see working here for a very long time

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    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Specialist II  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Specialist II in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, good people to work with

    Cons

    Quality of life due to working constantly/ inconsistently. When home, you are always on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotational schedule for field employees would be superb.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big company with big growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many areas you can move into. The jobs pay great and you may not need a degree for some fields.

    Cons

    It takes time to transfer and move up. You have to be at your position for 2 years before you can move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the time before transferring one year as it was. If employees move, it's only to where Baker Hughes could better use someone and have someone be where they want. Quite an obvious use of efficiency and allocation of resources. Consider your stockholders, you have an obligation to maximize dividends. If you are not allocating resources in a more efficient way that also retains employees, are you being ethical?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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