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"Technical Field Representative - Drill Bits"

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Current Employee - Technical Field Representative - Drill Bits
Current Employee - Technical Field Representative - Drill Bits
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great name, Decent benefits, Excellent support, Room for advancement, Hard work is recognized, A chance to really make a name for yourself, Excellent fringe benefits, Depending on your location the teamwork can really make work a joy.

Baker is an excellent place to get a start or make a career. They have treated me very fairly, and I believe they treat everybody who is a good hand like they should.

Cons

Lower pay than most competitors, Life/Work balance can be pretty bad but you know what you're getting in to when you signed up.

Advice to Management

Recognize that pay is extremely important to everybody. Most employees realize it's a team environment and it's not "all about the pay," but when the rubber hits the road it will often times come down to that. Otherwise, you're gonna keep losing good employees to competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Hughes

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excessive Corporate involvement at the district level"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance and 401K were good. There was good support for employess available directly from the Houston office. The implementation of SAP was expensive and did not increase profitability but did cause more personnel to be hired. When cutting expensives in a down-market the ax always fell on the hourly wage earner increasing their anxiety and reducing effeciency

    Cons

    There was too much Corporate Input at the district level making mid-level management difficult and unwieldy. Many hours were used in getting everyone trained or at least oriented to the required Baker Hughes philosophy and programs.

    Advice to Management

    Delete many of the numerous mid-level vice presidents from all of the Baker Hughes companies. At the district level the word came down constantly that so and so was just made vice president of this or that. The vice presidents never contributed to any successes at Baker Hughes or at least to anything that the worker-level personnel and mid-level management found useful.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Four years after re-org, problems persist"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people in some areas, but lack depth

    Cons

    Senior execs out of touch with what's happening at the company. Inwardly focused. Politicized culture, lots of fiefdoms. Low morale and high turnover/high cynicism. Inability to convey and execute a strategy. Very frustrating for employees who are less political and are more inclined to do what's in the company's long term interests.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the halls to re-enage people (surveys do not cut it). Treat us like humans again, not statistcis. Ensure each product line has a long term strategy and is resourced to execute. Listen to customers--please. Weed out the politicians, especially at VP level. Repair the fragmented org structure. Focus on re-emphasizing our core values, not the latest jargon from the Ivy League consultant firms.

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