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65 English questions out of 65

September 10, 2022

What is paid time off like at Baker Hughes?

Pros

One of the OEM Leaders for equipment and solutions in the Oil & Gas and Energy global markets. Good benefits, remote working, manager discretionary time off (meaning you can take as much time off as you and your manager agree to, considering workload), good compromise and balance between work and personal life.

Cons

The company is always striving to keep up with change. The result is a constant state of reorganization which makes impossible any continuity and career planning. Every 6-12 months there is an announcement of a company reorganization and a lot of job insecurity. Experience and skills seem to be completely ignored during these reorganizations.

Advice to Management

Pick an organization structure and keep it that way for 5 years before changing it again. Otherwise the message to employees is that you don’t know what you’re doing.

Good benefits, remote working, manager discretionary time off (meaning you can take as much time off as you and your manager agree to, considering workload), good compromise and balance between work and personal life.

September 10, 2022

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February 1, 2021

Does Baker Hughes offer relocation assistance?

Pros

The benefits package was very attractive, inc. up to 16% pension contribution, performance based bonus, private healthcare, life assurance etc.

Cons

Executives detached from reality. Moral within workforce very low

Advice to Management

Too many chiefs, not enough indians to perform the tasks required.

The benefits package was very attractive, inc. up to 16% pension contribution, performance based bonus, private healthcare, life assurance etc.

February 1, 2021

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April 8, 2022

Does Baker Hughes offer massages?

Pros

Warm collective, free dress code, free coffee and snacks

Cons

Work is not really meaningful, employees just sort out some documentations and it needs to be optimized to increase the efficiency of the production

Advice to Management

Hire more students, they could do the same job as adults free times effective

Warm collective, free dress code, free coffee and snacks

April 8, 2022

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August 23, 2022

Does Baker Hughes offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good company to stay .work life balance. Good benefits (dental, insurance, 13th salary bonus) a very stable company to stay

Cons

too stable same like your salary…. stingy in increment for old employees. they more prefer to paid high salary for those who have experience from other company. for those who stay very long time in this company definitely is underpaid in market ( yearly increment around 5 percent)

Good benefits (dental, insurance, 13th salary bonus) a very stable company to stay

August 23, 2022

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September 9, 2020

Does Baker Hughes offer family leave?

Pros

-Compensation can be great if you twist arms to get what you deserve. -Annual bonuses were consistent but complicated calculations and missed metrics always worked the amount down substantially. -Some genuinely nice coworkers and a couple unicorn managers who were natural leaders. -If you jump through enough arbitrary hoops to obtain hi-pot (high potential) status you get paid better, an office, and higher positions than those who contribute the same or more than you do. -They recently implemented very generous paternity and maternity leave. Many eligible people were afraid to take the full length of their leave however. -Can be stable if you keep your head down out of HR's cross-hairs. Not because the company reciprocates any degree of loyalty that they expect from their employees.

Cons

-Constant lay-offs to keep you reminded that you're totally disposable and at any moment you'll end up on the curb. But until then.... GO TEAM! -The failed Halliburton merger followed by the GE acquisition which quickly turned into the GE sell-off created YEARS of uncertainty and turmoil for employees. Then COVID and an oil downturn hit. I never felt comfortable looking too far forward and rightfully so. -In all 8 years, between 3 different company entities, and under a dozen different managers, I never had 1 performance review that wasn't a total joke. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, took them seriously. As a result morale was basically in the gutter because they are ultimately used to control raises and career progression. -Never-ending manager shuffling and re-organizing. Extremely frustrating to prove yourself over and over again while receiving conflicting directives and priorities (or lack thereof). -Dead-end job corporate job structure with a lacking reward system. Job titles were pulled out of thin-air and sometimes revoked depending on the quarterly hierarchy changes. -Stunning lack of instruction for how a manager should behave and LEAD their team. Almost no universal communication for expectations of work schedules, etc. -There's an overwhelming feeling that the company is barely keeping it's head above water and you can imagine how far down on the priority list that puts employees.

Advice to Management

Devise a real GENUINE plan to help your employees grow and hire REAL LEADERS that care about developing their team. There's way too much smoke-blowing going on. Lots of cutesy marketing cartoons, buzzword-y catch phrases and motto's that do nothing to boost morale and it comes off as very "out of touch". Stop telling employees to stay focused on work during mass layoffs, re-orgs, poor market conditions, and bad publicity about the company. People work for people, not for companies.

They recently implemented very generous paternity and maternity leave.

September 9, 2020

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