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Michael Baker International Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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  • "I lost count of the number of upper management changes over the past year" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Many corporate leadership position changes have been occurring quite often in recent years" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - Manager in Midwest, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical staff, great work/life balance and very client focused. Top Managment and technical staff support projects well. Generally well organized with great support staff.

    Cons

    You can only carry 80 hrs of PTO over every year. Marketing budgets are slim because technical training is valued.

    Advice to Management

    Brag about the corporate competence more.


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Senior GIS Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior GIS Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large variety of work

    Cons

    Lots of turn over

    Advice to Management

    Find your way and stick with it

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving Door"

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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

    Pros

    Great people out in the field... The firm has so much potential.

    Cons

    Churning through good leaders, some of whom had been with the firm for many years. Little regard for the value of older employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people as much as the profits. Create stability and not fear.


  4. "Solid Company"

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

    Pros

    Ability to work up the ladder, good communication, and open-minded environment

    Cons

    At times conflict among upper management


  5. "Designer"

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

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    Great flexible place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Large company. Hard to be noticed.


  7. "This Company is on the upswing"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regional and corporate management that seems to be getting it right.

    A more laid back office culture.

    Office management (at least my office)

    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Although there has been a noticeable effort to make wages more competitive, it still seems like this is average at best.

    No bonus structure for high performers until you are department manager or higher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing towards operating as transparently as possible.

    Give your high performers a reason to keep putting in maximum effort by rolling out competitive bonus structure.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Michael Baker are outstanding, respectful and talented.

    Cons

    Executive office staff live in fear and only act on the wishes of DC Capital leadership. The objective is to drive profit at all cost and ultimately sales price

    Advice to Management

    Make and defend actions that are in the best interest of the employees, clients and ultimately the company regardless of whether DC Capital agrees

    Michael Baker International Response

    Dec 7, 2018 – Social Support

    Thank you for your feedback. Michael Baker International is committed to Making a Difference for our employees, our clients and the communities we serve. We enjoy a strong collaboration with DC... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Associate 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michael Baker International full-time

    Pros

    Projects we do really make a difference to the community.

    Cons

    Outdated office space, no bonuses


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Baker your way through"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your position, the environment is flexible and co-workers are friendly. Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Balance of work life and family. Budget oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on marketing and client engagement