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it is a good experience there

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Baker Hughes

Pros

it was a good experience working their

Cons

there was no con at this moment

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn and start your career. Growing seems harder than it should be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people, many opportunities to learn if you will take the initiative. In most cases you can have any training paid for. Good benefits and stock plan. Fast - paced but relatively casual work atmosphere. Mostly professional and respectable co-workers. Baker Hughes appears to be very actively driving towards meeting its goals.

    Cons

    In one word : Stability. Management shuffles and moves around practically on a monthly basis leaving entry level and non-management employees to deal with the set backs associated with unstable hierarchy. There have been 4 lay offs in the past year and a half. It's rare to see internal promotions. Unqualified management is brought in from outside rather than promotion of long-time employees. Job performance review of subject-matter experts is then dictated by un-knowledgeable manager. Contradicting metrics are tied to bonus. Very diluted responsibilities and the turnover can make it difficult to track down the tribal knowledge. Limited recognition for those doing good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with non-management employees if you want a more productive work-force. Some of the work ethic and integrity demonstrated by senior managers directly contradicts Baker Hughes values and therefore demotivates all subordinates. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and great ideas...but they fall down when it comes to execution.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent work locations, and friendly people. If you get a good manager who can drive decisions, things go smoothly.

    Cons

    Lack of individual responsibility - most people there don't know the meaning of a hard deadline. Middle management heavy so there's plenty of petty politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of your middle managers do not know how to manage...and IT is a joke.

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