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"Micro managed by Houston head office"

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Former Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Administrative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The people I worked with were great. The salary was acceptable. The benefits were average, nothing special. The location was central and easily accessible by public transit.

Cons

Houston head office did not understand the working culture of Calgary especially around Stampede time. Forced to use very inefficient software that made simple tasks impossible to accomplish. Not provided training for said software despite asking numerous times. Working here would only be useful to keep you employed while you look elsewhere. HR is completely inefficient and unresponsive, and also based in Houston. I would NOT recommend this place to friends.

Advice to Management

Please place some value on your lower level employees, sometimes they can see the bigger picture and can see simple solutions to problems. Stop ignoring lower level employees when they make a complaint. Continually replacing your lower level staff is a very inefficient way to conduct business.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1. "Invaluable eye-opener to the industry. Valuable professional experience gained."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geoscientist
    Current Employee - Geoscientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ($:Effort) ratio is rather high
    Still a reputable brand
    Competitive pay packages
    Technology leader in some areas/products

    Cons

    Relatives and compatriot mafia counts a lot depending on location/geomarket (ME top of list)
    Country of passport dictates your pay/package just like in most companies
    Career progression very limited in certain groups/divisions/product lines. Beware

    Advice to Management

    n/a: Management is too far 'above' any advice/suggestion


  2. "Good company, great industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent compensation & benefits
    - Tremendous opportunities to learn
    - Excellent career advancement opportunities
    - Lots of opportunity to succeed

    Cons

    - Can be buerucratic; processes can be burdensome, slowing innovation

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