Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 99

Baker Hughes Inc.

Houston [South Central]
http://www.bakerhughes.com
http://www.bakerhughes.com/careers

Why you want to work there

The "Six Step" innovation program at this Houston-based oil field service company gives employees a chance to learn about new technologies and vendors. A new group was recently formed within the IT organization for people who want to become IT architects but don't have previous experience in that discipline. Members of the group are encouraged to earn IT professional certifications and pursue MBA degrees. Employees who pass certification exams are reimbursed for training-related expenses. Gold standard Employee performance directly impacts salary levels and bonus amounts. Baker Hughes celebrates employee achievements through a program that offers four levels of recognition: thank-you cards and bronze-, silver- and gold-level monetary awards.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 53

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 15,103

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 455

IT employee turnover in 2010: 13%

IT promotions in 2010: 15%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,079

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 33%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 31%