Exterran

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Exterran Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
65 Reviews
3.4
65 Reviews
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Exterran CEO D. Bradley Childers
D. Bradley Childers
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't realize how nice the work-life balance is at Exterran until you go somewhere else (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management, too many investment bankers making rash decisions (in 5 reviews)

  • New management made irrational decisions behind closed doors (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stay away from that company 

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - An Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - An Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    pay the bill if you have no better place to go.

    Cons

    Middle level management are useless, no training or opportunity for advancement even with degree and experience, promises are made and broken based on subjective issues.
    Some middle level managers treat employees as objects and managed to turned the office to a sweatshop.
    There is no future, no opportunities, and below market compensations. Knowing what I know now, I would never have accepted an offer to work for the company. I don't recommend it to any friends or to anyone...keep looking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ride of the third world countries managers/directors want to be...they could only for suppressing people, hypocrisy, lies, and broken promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Welder in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Exterran full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only Pro I can think of, Steady Dayshift.

    Cons

    They lied about the hourly pay rate. They lied about benefits. They lied about everything from the start. Very unprofessional, immature Management. I would not recommend this place to anyone.they have their own lil click. They pic their own pets for overtime, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Back to Texas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A waste of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

    I worked at Exterran

    Pros

    Benefits, they do have a decent package but that all I can think of for this section. Sad isn't it.

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Always looking for the bad and rarely acknowledging the good. Terrible people skills and lack of support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would benefit from properly trained management to not only manage Exterran, but to know how to manage people in a positive way to promote great working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Previously "good" Company, Currently "WORST" Company, In the future hard to imagine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best compensation if you have no experiences or strength but only good with Politic, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    1) Inexperience new management continue to make bad decision for business and company.
    2) Play "Politic" if you want to success in the Company even you are no good at others.
    3) Unethical / Racism against employee across all department.
    4) Total of 5 changes in Integrated Project departments in less than 5 years. Current leadership is not good as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire competent personnel when come to important roles such as director or VP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst company in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice offices, birthday cake for every employee's birthday

    Cons

    The management across the whole company is a joke. Exterran has lost many competent people because of the lack of leadership. The HR department have absolutely no clue what they are doing. They create their own rules as they go along and have contributed to the departure of many employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the incompetent managers before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    From great place to work to one of the worst!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Cost Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Exterran

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good social & working atmosphere, work life balance was healthy. Communication between departments was satisfactory until Dubai management was replaced beginning of 2011.

    Cons

    New management made irrational decisions behind closed doors. Increased company overhead with nonew projects in hand. Covering their own backs, they spread negativity among employees that also made the best people leave. Greedy corrupt senior managers who have their own hidden agendas, hired their own incompetent & unemployed buddies to run the show. Severe HR bias based on nationality. No transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace top management hired to run Dubai operations will see things improve. Things have definitely gotten out of hand during 2011

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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