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it is a good experience there

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Baker Hughes

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it was a good experience working their

Cons

there was no con at this moment

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  1. Great company to start in the oilfield with.

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Bossier City, LA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Bossier City, LA

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Great mentors
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    First in first out policy

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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