Michael Baker

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Michael Baker Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
50 Reviews
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    Designer II

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    Current Employee - Design Associate II  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Design Associate II in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time

    Pros

    Great Flexible Schedule but allot of work

    Cons

    Don't really take care of Employees,spend company $$ on other thing and work them to the bone for cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Care of the hard working Employees that Actually work hard. That way they won't go off and find another job that will pay them what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Short Title

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working time and mutilple benefits.

    Cons

    Personal growth may be low, and not so many training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people overall but major disconnect between corporate and branches

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really loved working with the people. Very challenging projects, flexible schedules and telecommute options.

    Cons

    Corporate is very disconnected from the other offices and control your ability (or rather inability) to ever be promoted. If you don't work in Pittsburgh forget them ever even noticing you and your hard work. Instead they try to bring the quality down to mediocre levels with all the asinine processes and procedures, which seem to only have value in nitpicking your paperwork skills instead if helping you do your job better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating processes that actually work for your people to help them do their jobs better and less paperwork for paperwork sake.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Michael Baker International

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    Current Employee - Civil Designer I  in  Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Civil Designer I in Moon Township, PA

    I have been working at Michael Baker full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Suburban Location, Competitive Compensation, received regular annual raise every year since beginning employment

    Cons

    No longer a publicly traded company employees can no longer purchase company stock,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michael Baker

    Pros

    I was able to do many different things early on in my career.

    Cons

    It has become very political, you are advanced based on who you know and not your skills. They do not value female employees. The new management and owners have no loyalty. Some very good people were let go that had been there 20 plus years. The remaining talent is leaving on their own. They are not family oriented. They provide little training or prof development. Morale is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    With Baker, it's important to be self-motivated

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    Former Employee - Civil Associate I
    Former Employee - Civil Associate I

    I worked at Michael Baker full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was afforded the opportunity to learn about the Roadway industry and estimating. Working with a dedicated design team was helpful with completing daily tasks.

    Cons

    The guidance for an Engineer-In-Training was fairly lacking. I felt like I was expected to keep up with engineers and drafters at least 7 years my senior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a stronger training program. There should be a stronger training program with monthly meetings that involve all associates instead of Senior Management alone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Major disappointment

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Close to home, easy commute.

    Cons

    No bonus program and poor outlook for salary increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not optimistic about the future of Michael Baker

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    The people keep me here. They are like family and they really care about their jobs.

    Cons

    The new owners don't care about keeping any of the old staff. Out with the old, in with the new seems to be their motto. They don't appreciate the employees that are dedicated to their work and will probably be losing a lot of top notch employees as most people just received a 1% salary raise after waiting for over a year and a half. It's not worth the effort to stay and care about the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bother throwing lavish Holiday Parties or picnics. Employees would rather have a raise and be appreciated for what value they bring to the office and company on a daily basis. A 1-2% raise is a slap in the face so don't be shocked when you end up with a lackluster workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it was

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michael Baker

    Pros

    Close to home, short commute

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between leadership and legacy employees

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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 for 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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