Baker Hughes
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www.bakerhughes.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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A great company, that needs to let its new blood circulate freely in order to grow

Operations Coordinator (Current Employee)
Aberdeen, Scotland

I have been working at Baker Hughes

ProsThe company is so diverse that there is no reason for anyone to ever be bored in their job, new challenges are always availible and in general most people you work with are excellent at there jobs, and will always be on hand to help. In general the company favours self-starters, and allows a lot of leeway in getting jobs done. Career advancement and opportunitys seem to come in cycles which provides stability for the most part, but also lots of dramatic changes ever few years at specific times. Upper management is approachable and fairly capable at helping you get things done, but the sheer size of the company almost ensures that you never deal with the same person twice, unless you have linked disciplines, or are working on complimentary projects. Company image is great with clients, and ensures that what you say is taken seriously with them.

ConsEmployee's with 10 -20years + make more money that some district managers, lots of guys with lots of experience, but they also tend to be slow to change, adverse to any new personnel coming in, and hold a lot of influence with the upper management team, and as such can roadblock your development because they've had the same job for years and don't want to move, which means you need to find a way around them, which is always resented. New Technologies not implimented quickly enough, and capable technical specialists are not always availible when required, and obviously aren't paid enough. The company needs to try harder to let younger employees develop in the company, rather being suffocated by the cynical, but experienced older personnel employeed above them.

Advice to Senior ManagementForget Rebranding the company's image - get some serious Business Development Managers in place to actual sell our services effectively

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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constant change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than a year


Pros: there are lots of smart people, they have great benefits/salary, and… Cons: There are constant changes in organizations, management, policies, etc. These make it hard… Advice to Senior Management: Pick a strategy and go with it. Give it time to succeed or fail before changing everything. Also it would be helpful if… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Seems genuine in their desire to be technology leaders and being "completely compliant" with their values, willing to be flexible with schedules if… Cons: There is a great deal of management inertia, so its hard to institute positive changes or projects, and dead weight and/or bad policies stick around… Advice to Senior Management: Stop trying to mimic the SLB model of doing business, as it doesn't mesh well with the BHI employee culture. Stop hiring MBAs… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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