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Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Bakersfield, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bakersfield, CA

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

Pros

Great company with excellent benefits

Cons

Poor location as I am getting married and need to move east

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Baker is disorganized, disjointed and unfocused.

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    Current Employee - HRMS Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HRMS Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Open to change, willing to explore new technologies, supportive of employee learning and development and promotes from within when appropriate.

    Cons

    The company is very disorganized, disjointed and unfocused. The lack of focus filters down through the organization and makes it very hard for the employees to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out why Baker does what it does, communicate that "why" to the entire organization, set a clear direction for the company, stand by that vision for longer than 15 minutes and support your employees in bringing that vision to reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Self Serving Corporate

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    Current Employee - Field Service  in  Broussard, LA
    Current Employee - Field Service in Broussard, LA

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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