Good team to work with but require more man power. I was able to carry our the Post Impact Assessment of a site that was to be transferred back to the Port Facility owners and the entire HSE team were quite helpful.
What do I think of Baker Hughes (BH)?
Typical day at work:
Left a job to join them. After 6 months of interview. Joined them and it was disorganized, going through transition and poorly managed. Right down to HR rep that never responds to emails or phone calls, unless alerted of a needed response. Spoke up to a couple of managers about the mismanagement. Nothing felt like a GE brand. Nothing of the precision, the methodology and the astute professionalism that one expects from a GE brand.
Apparently were not too happy with my complaints. 90 days later got fired (just before the Holidays) for speaking up about my dissatisfaction. They claimed "lack of fit." Meanwhile Fit supposed to be ascertained at point of hire. Had nothing to do with my work, work was superb. No substantiated documentation. Nothing.
Hardest part of the job:
Trying to understand the company's motivations. Simple tasks were difficult. Parking, printing, getting an assigned work desk, scanning, getting a badge, etc. Just the simplest of admin tasks.
A few people who were migrated from GE who came with the enthusiasm and professionalism known to GE.
Every single person in Compliance, HR, Senior Management, Legal, etc turned a blind eye to this firing. No regard for their corporate social responsibility in Nigeria or their quest to win bids with the Nigerian government.
This is the type of employer BH is.
Baker Hughes fue una experiencia laboral muy importante porque alli inicié mi carrera en el campo petrolero en el año 1999 hasta el agosto de 2013. Para mi esta compañia muy estable laboralmente hablando,con sueldos muy competitivos en el mercado e inclusive estaba por encima de otras grandes compañias. Baker Hughes tenia en constante entrenamiento a los empleados (algo muy positivo para la compañía). Muy reponsable a lo que a seguridad se refería y eficiente a la hora de tomar una sugerencia. Luego del 2013 inicie otra carrera en Schlumberger...
BHGE is a great place to work. You see professionals interacting without boundary. It is a place for fast pace leaders that are looking to make organisational impact. Training and development is a fundamental pillar and career development is self driving - no limitation. Compliance and QHSE are non negotiable.
I plan my schedule, work almost independently and with teams both directly and virtually. The work atmosphere is challenging, collaborative and fun. I love the fact that I am a flexible schedule as I can work remotely at home or from the office. Then I also have the liberty to plan my travels.
Strong brand, international and multinational environment
Some difficult colleagues which is common everywhere
This cannot easily be defined as it starts with one thing and ends with another. It involves a lot of multitasking on deliverables whilst maintaining the open door so employees and people leaders can always walk in to air their grievances, suggestions, feedback or concerns. Several meetings are run during the day with centre of excellence teams across UK, Dubai and US varying from payroll to SAP system updates to compensation and benefits.
Not boring and a great way to learn to multitask efficiently
Great culture, superb training and personal development opportunities.
I love the work environment, growth opportunities and potential to learn different parts of the organisation.
The leadership programs and training is world class
I enjoyed my work time at Baker Hughes though I could not feel satisfied daily as I was not being challenged to push beyond my comfort zone and break new grounds.
The equipment were brand new and well suited for the job but the organization structure was below par as compared to my previous employers; Schlumberger.