Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain. BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own. With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
We believe our company is stronger when the diversity of our employees reflects the customers and people whose lives our technology impacts.
Our vision is to create a workplace atmosphere without bias. We work and live in an inclusive environment where all employees are visible, engaged, developed and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work.
This is critical for our business to succeed. Lorenzo Simonelli, president & CEO of BHGE said: “In this environment where disruptive change is the new normal, the ability to look at a situation from different perspectives can help us see around corners and anticipate outcomes …We serve customers in all parts of the world, on virtually every continent. To succeed with our customers, it helps if we look like our customers. It gives us a competitive advantage.” We focus on nine areas:
Resources for our people
Several programs help us fulfill this vision:
BHGE is proud to adopt affinity and employee resource groups from both GE and Baker Hughes. These teams are propelled by the goodwill of employees, bringing value to our company and to the many communities around the world where we live and operate. Networks include:
Balancing the equation
Closing the gender gap, especially in technical fields, is an imperative for our business. Without more women in technology and manufacturing, the talent pipeline will not be enough to meet the needs of the energy and software sectors. The promise of the digital-industrial revolution makes the stakes even higher.
At BHGE women can find resources to advance and grow, develop their skills and empower each other across the entire span of their careers. Strategic partnerships with universities and other organizations attract more women to BHGE’s leadership development programs. We foster new ways to mentor and coach women to fuel future technical career paths, building a leadership culture that addresses unconscious bias and attracts and retains the best and brightest female talent.
Beginning our journey, we set out to create a shared culture that is a competitive advantage, based on the best of both GE and Baker Hughes. Employees around the world played an active role in shaping our new identity—one that is committed to doing the right thing always, treats all members with fairness and respect, values diversity of culture and capabilities, and will sustain us into the future. Our culture is the foundation of everything we do and how we do it.
OUR CULTURE PILLARS
DOING THE RIGHT THING, ALWAYS
We have established the framework for our sustainable future, applying high standards of environmental, social and governance principles in our business. Our efforts motivate our employees, support community growth and development, minimize risk, reduce cost and increase shareholder value.
The future of our industry will be determined by our ability to radically improve industrial yield and safety while cutting carbon output. Technology plays a central role. At BHGE, we are inventing “smarter” products and services by focusing our research efforts on new materials, digital solutions and more sustainable technologies.
MAINTAINING OUR INNOVATION LEADERSHIP REQUIRES INVESTMENT, SPEED AND RESEARCH CAPABILITIES
I have been working at Baker Hughes, a GE company full-time (Less than a year)
Co-workers and management are great at what they do. They treat you with respect and remember that you're still a person and not just a warm body to fill a position.
BHGE still has not expanded back to all areas previously serviced, but they are getting there. Pay is not as high as other drilling fluids companies, but they have very good benefits.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. Help improve the ability for personell to transfer into other roles than what they are currently in if desired.
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Baker Hughes, a GE company (Houston, TX) in November 2017.
Relaxed, chit chatted got to know each other first to break the ice, fairly informal. I was well qualified for the position. Asked some usual interview questions about on the job scenarios. Tested me on some analysis skills, the whole process was scheduled for 1 hour but went an hour and a half.
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