Baker Hughes

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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 (UK)

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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    Lab Technician III (Current Employee) Barnsdall, OK (US)

    I have been working at Baker Hughes


    Pros: The quality of leadership is great and the main focus… Cons: It is a very large corporation and sometimes it seems… Advice to Senior Management: To give the lower echelons a strong sense of total… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Baker Hughes - Poorly managed good people.

    Design Engineer II (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baker Hughes


    Pros: Coworkers and atmosphere for the most part are quite relaxed. It's fairly low stress for the most part, and people are responsive and helpful… Cons: The downside of working at Baker Hughes comes from poor management from the very top level down. Priorities shift from project to project, and… Advice to Senior Management: Raise the salaries of good employees. Take more personal responsibility for failures. Spend more time educating the people below you. Stop micromanaging… More
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