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"Great work-life balance, but chances of getting trapped in a niche field"

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Current Employee - Consultant
Current Employee - Consultant
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Pros

The compensation slightly better than industry average but the benefits package is extremely good with dollar to dollar matching for 401(k). Plus, the work pressure is minimal and lot of flexibility in working. Its a great place to achieve perfect work-life balance. The seniors are supportive and intelligent. The new recruits are made to feel at home and treated fairly. But the quality of work offered to summer interns, especially undergrads, is clerical to say the least. The management is smart and professional. Overall, if you want peace of mind and are happy to stay in the same domain, with moderately challenging work, BakerRisk is the place.

Cons

The main disadvantage is getting trapped in a niche field in the long run. The longer one stays at BakerRisk, switching to different domain becomes more difficult.
The job gets repetitive after some time, unless you are promoted. The biggest disadvantage could be living in San Antonio, but this is the office that does the best work. The work done at Houston office at junior levels doesn't involve much of skills. Remote and international offices exist on paper and barely contribute in terms of work and revenue.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants

  1. "Unique opportunity for diversification"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Process Safety Consultant Co-op in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Process Safety Consultant Co-op in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the workers there are older and come from many different backgrounds, allowing for the company to perform a diverse set of services. This means that you will likely get to see various aspects of the technical consulting industry during your time here. Everyone is friendly and interns aren't (usually) treated differently from full-time

    Cons

    Workloads fluctuate strongly with performance of the industry as a whole. Since the company is fairly small, there are not many opportunities for group projects


  2. "Consultant like"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The company has competitive pay
    - The medical insurance is the best insurance I've had
    - Innovative. Use of new technology is awarded
    - It is an ESOP company

    Cons

    - Options for professional development are very limited
    - There seems to be a feeling of preferential treatment towards individuals that belong to a specific group of people who are usually young, single, and who enjoy the night life environment
    - It is an ESOP company
    - Expected to work at home often


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