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Helpful (3)

Supply Chain

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - SSRM in Houston, TX
Former Employee - SSRM in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of good people, many opportunities to learn if you will take the initiative. Good benefits and stock plan. Fast - paced but relatively casual work atmosphere. Baker Hughes actively driving towards meeting its goals.

Cons

Despite, the efforts of management, the culture never changes and therefore, the issues that always get a low rating are slow to change.

Advice to Management

Listen to your mid-management, develop and promote people base on their merits not on how well they play the political game.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1. Helpful (1)

    Has the intention and resources to be the best but has a donut matrix

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural atmosphere of honest, self-driven professionals that seek technological excellence through achievement of high HSE indexes and lean industrial operations… Transparent company that seems to do a good job of transferring core values to its employees as well as contractors… Competitive market salaries, good benefits (retirement plan and discounted stock purchase program available)… does a good job of promoting talented driven people and does an even better job of getting people from the market at the necessary cost to fill in talent gaps… Pays serious attention to employee’s opinion (bi-annual survey) in a continuous improvement effort...

    Cons

    As is the nature of the O&G industry it has very high internal and external rotation of mid level managers which leaves areas without core know-how in a heartbeat… due to the size of the company the workload doesn’t seem to be well distributed nor are the responsibility boundaries between different areas clearly defined... doesn’t have a good matrix organization across the different functional areas (business units) to optimize resources and knowledge, thus limiting its true potential efficiency... overcrowded structure at the top with a weak staff thus little room to grow (unless you know someone)...

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to your operational matrix in order to optimize resources across the different business units and thus allocating headcount in the true areas of need while reducing lay-offs… Do a better job of allocating and developing mid/upper level managers either by limiting manager’s (and pay grades above) number of horizontal rotation opportunities between different BHI departments and/or to offer them additional benefits to stay put at one particular department… we expect our managers to be technically capable, good coaches that communicate timely, and that can be held accountable on a daily basis (not just available to meet with employees twice a year to define goals and evaluate them).


  2. Helpful (1)

    Proactive about employee satisfaction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They use an independent agency to conduct an annual employee satisfaction survey. The results are usually what you might expect. What is surprising is that the leadership team will actually make an effort to address most complaints.

    Cons

    Despite, the efforts of management, the culture never changes and therefore, the issues that always get a low rating never improves. Overall, it's still a pretty good place to work.


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