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Michael Baker International Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Michael Baker International Chief Executive Officer Brian Lutes
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  • No bonuses to speak of (unless you are in upper management) (in 9 reviews)

  • Let's the prime contractor dictate who gets to keep their job even though the employee didn't do anything that would require that he be let go (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great vision by our CEO."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Michael Baker has some really talented people that want to be successful together. The Wolf Pack concept is on point and a mantra that demonstrates how we support each together.

    Cons

    Trying to accomplish a lot quickly but it's all good and everything is going in the right direction. We need to continue to take strategic steps and make key hires that will improve the way we do our business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward as the right things are being accomplished.


  2. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    The company has good work environment people are very helpful. The manager will take real good care of you. They will make sure that you have the right equipment to work on field.

    Cons

    company does not sponsor work visa's for everyone

  3. "Trending Updward!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great projects, great work/life balance!

    Cons

    There was a number of changes in executive leadership, but the work the new solid group has done in a short amount of time is impressive. Upward trending!

    Advice to Management

    Promote the importance of building strong personal relationships among co-workers to help develop a tighter, more fun culture company wide.


  4. "Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with professionals that value what you do. Access to the collective knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts in all aspects of A/E/C services. Opportunity to innovate and be creative.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about current state of the company. Things are continually improving.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to implement positive change and employee-centric initiatives.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bottom Line Mindset"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers seem to care about job

    Cons

    Management lays off experienced people

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to somebody who cares

    Michael Baker International Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – PR Specialist

    We appreciate team member feedback and encourage you to contact your local Human Resources Business Partner if you’d like to continue this conversation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter - better if changes made"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Associate
    Current Employee - Civil Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities for involvement/volunteering, company events, training available

    Cons

    Underpaid, all about the overhead, don't give recognition to those who do more than bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation, appreciation, recognition will help with retaining employees.

    Michael Baker International Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – PR Specialist

    We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience. We aspire to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry and are focused on a performance-driven culture. If you would... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of job growth/advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly, exposure to different kinds of work. Nice office location and the desk/ work area is large.

    Cons

    There is no plan for advancement. No one above you has any concern about you and your career, mentoring you or helping you succeed. It is absolutely a "everyone for themselves" environment. People who succeed here would succeed anywhere... their success is in spite of the system, not because of it.

    Advice to Management

    The managers need to have more incentive to develop staff and less on their own work. Everyone is only looking out for themselves. Only a small amount of junior staff are put in a position to succeed. If the managers don't care to mentor/develop junior staff and there is no plan in place for career development, the company will be in serious trouble down the road.

    Michael Baker International Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – PR Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We care about cultivating a performance-driven culture that encourages career development and recognizes good performance. We appreciate your... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "It was once a great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't say enough about the people I worked with. I miss them and keep in touch with most of them to this day. The employees really cared about each other before the firm was purchased but merging 7 companies together and merging offices did not go smoothly.

    Cons

    Most of the people that held Baker together were let go or left. Management changed rapidly. Too many changes at the top caused a lot of instability.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on tight to the employees that are left that really care about making things great again!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sad Decline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    Some very talented professionals remain, but dwindling each month.

    Cons

    Since acquisition by DC Capital, executive leadership weak, generally unqualified, and untrustworthy. CEO Brian Lutes is in way over his head. Lots of long time employees leaving on a regular basis. Morale level very low in many offices.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    Had a great supervisor who was fair and was easy to approach; very understanding but at the same time he was about his business. He was one of the people who held the company together. What happen is the company was sold to th e ones that call it international now.

    Cons

    The executives just like the old executives are rude, don't treat employees with respect, they may not treat all employees the same as far as respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as I was, with the same respect you would want to be treated.


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