Michael Baker

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Michael Baker Reviews in Alexandria, VA

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
53 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Why I like Michael Baker Corp

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    Current Employee - Mapping Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Mapping Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Baker is a great place to worrk. The people are friendly, great Benifits. very laid back office enviorment

    Cons

    Much to my surprise the pay is very low based on the requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mixed Feelings

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Michael Baker full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok other than that I can't recall any more pros. Michael baker is a good place to start off your career depending on your attitude towards management.

    Cons

    managers are abusive in their tone with you also you ARE hardly ever recognized for your hard work even if your manager is CC'ed on accolades from different PM's within the company. I would say if you not Friends or family of any of the management team it would be hard to stay afloat there. Team wise co-workers are great just watch for certain managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop giving Managers so much power with no one to answer for unethical behavior because it just drives away great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Michael Baker International

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager III in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager III in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work, Job security

    Cons

    Minimal chance for advancement.
    Slow salary increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Technical Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, great working culture

    Cons

    advancement opportunities limited for some people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, while growing your career.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michael Baker

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, fair compensation, great people.

    Cons

    Career paths for non-engineers is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help non-engineers feel a sense of growth opportunites here at Baker...Great company, but limited growth paths.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A great team to work with.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Michael Baker

    Pros

    Interesting work, talented people and great benefits.

    Cons

    The usual pitfalls of working as a government contractor, including communication issues with the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be more even-keeled.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great service to clients, terrible service to employees

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    Current Employee - Support Tech IV in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Support Tech IV in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Michael Baker

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty decent and the flex hours are fantastic. Extracurrucular activities are also plentiful. Activities such as softball, kickball, soccer, bowling, picnics, and barbecues are great.

    Cons

    The budget is always being cut and it impairs our ability to do our jobs effectively. The pay is also substandard and raises are insulting. Tuition reimbursement is a joke. It would also help if telecommuting was encouraged more. Traffic in this area is terrible and only a few people are allowed to telecommute. I know I could easily spend at least one day a week working from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an ACTUAL tuition reimbursement program. Its nearly impossible to get any kind of reimbursement under the current program. It’s borderline false advertisement to even say that it’s a benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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