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Great people. Beware of the sometimes very political environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1. Self Serving Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Field Service in Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Field Service in Broussard, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A corporation being a self serving entity will generally guarantee stockholders a fairly decent profit as long as they realize this type of management will be fairly short lived.

    Cons

    This type of management is generally accomplished by monopolizing on the work done by the non-management employees. The employees who generate the income will suffer from the excesses of the upper level management - who generally do not generate any capital for the company. This will last only as long as it takes for the better and more seasoned employees to find another job. By doing this it will strip the corporation of their experienced employees and generally leave them short of people to do the work. This will cause them to start losing market share which in turn will cause them to start losing revenue and the value of the stock will drop.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your field employees with the respect they deserve. Be honest with your employees. You push ethics but then you do not practice them when it comes to dealing with your own employees. You maintain upper level management salaries while cutting the salaries of the people who actually earn the revenue. While the employees you are mistreating may not have an "earth science" degree, they aren't stupid. There are many reasons they didn't get their degrees. But they are still highly trained and qualified and many will be leaving the company as soon as they find another job.


  2. I could see working here for a very long time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Specialist II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - MWD/LWD Field Specialist II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Management

    Rotational schedule for field employees would be superb.


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