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"Great people. Beware of the sometimes very political environment."

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Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Freedom to make decisions and to operate independently. Large company, relatively stable pay and benefits. Quite a few managers and leaders are very motivated. A strong emphasis on new, cutting-edge products and services provides for an environment that values innovation. There seems to be considerable job growth opportunity in many divisions of the company.

Cons

Processes had a stranglehold on and were slowing down new product development, although recently this has been changing. Pay is average. Upper management seems to be focused too much on shareholder return and not enough on the long-term vision for the company. HR is pushing an overly PC environment, limiting freedom of normal speech and communication. Sometimes management appoints team leads who aren't qualified to lead their teams and who cause teams to effectively rupture, pushing team members to look for new jobs. I witnessed this as a 3rd party, and the situation was depressing and hit morale hard, especially since management refused to change the situation. However, this was a relatively isolated incident in my experience.

Advice to Management

To some: keep up the great work. To others: please be more motivational and give your reports more freedom. Also, please insure to always appoint leaders who at least garner some respect from their subordinates, and who are knowledgeable in the matter they are leading.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Hughes

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    "Your just an expendable number"

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    Former Employee - Master Mechanic in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Master Mechanic in Houma, LA

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay is great 401k medical is ok

    Cons

    they do not care if you do your job better than anyone else even if you save them millions of dollars they do not recognize the person doing the job. they only notice if you make a mistake . then they fire you. after they realize the mistake that was made was them and not the ex-employee they cover up the mistake that cost the ex-employee so much more than a job! They have meetings for meetings and micro manage so they stress the employee to the limit while covering their own butts in the fine print! they expect loyalty but they have none to the employee or the ######.

    Advice to Management

    Stop diversification hire on merit not race. repeated anonymous complaints should be investigated to find the anonymous employee who is causing stress to the employees that work at work instead of watch everyone so they can tattle tail and cry baby. they do it because the working man is going to make more money the the watching man be productive and constructive not petty and destructive! stand up for your hard working employees and let the lazy watchers walk. it doesn't really matter since my husband is Halliburton now your loss BHI " Wife ex-employee" GO BIG RED!!!!


  2. "Big company with big growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    There are many areas you can move into. The jobs pay great and you may not need a degree for some fields.

    Cons

    It takes time to transfer and move up. You have to be at your position for 2 years before you can move.

    Advice to Management

    Make the time before transferring one year as it was. If employees move, it's only to where Baker Hughes could better use someone and have someone be where they want. Quite an obvious use of efficiency and allocation of resources. Consider your stockholders, you have an obligation to maximize dividends. If you are not allocating resources in a more efficient way that also retains employees, are you being ethical?

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