Exterran

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Exterran Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
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.  

    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Intermediate Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intermediate Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They do very well in training you. The compesation is just ok but could be better. Overall it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Very stingy with promoting you. Had to go outside the company to receive a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the salary structure

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to expand knowledge but not for long term

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the industry, most of the people are really great to work with, flexible with time off.

    Cons

    Work load is very high in regards to compensation, expectations to constantly drive performance with out the company willingness to back up employees.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was good working environment, but management sometime had unreasonable expectations.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor

    Pros

    Good office building but the surrounding greenspoint area seems a little unsafe especially at nights. Co-workers and direct management were very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Management had good intensions/goals but their approach was rudimentary. Even after giving the professional advice multiple times to management to streamline the process, they opted to go with their approach. Management over-committed to deliver solutions to users.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exterran is an average company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Level
    Current Employee - Staff Level

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Office environment, base salary, location, level of stress

    Cons

    Mid-upper management, direction of unit, lack control of processes, lack of communication between departments, limited opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote from within group. Listen to & rely on your experts. Demand communication among departments and groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Still Growing Up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    An industry leader by size that is hungry to lead and set the tone in the industry; the company continues to mature and grow into it's position in the market. The company has significant financial strength and is growing increasingly willing to yield that strength.

    Cons

    Systems, processes and infrastructure remain immature for a company of it's size. Middle management and below 'on boarding' processes are developing but remain fundamental at best. Middle management and above employee orientation relies heavily on immediate leadership (in many cases immediate leaders do not understand the importance of time spent on this guidance).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain unwaivering focus on development of systems, processes and infrastructure development.
    Push the envelope on risk tolerance and significantly increase the speed of decision making relating to regular course of business transactions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to learn...then leave.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

    I worked at Exterran full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are great managers at Exterran. You can learn a lot from them, if your willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    You should learn all you can in the first 3-5 years, then leave for better. They over work thier great employees. The pay is not great, okay for entry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look at your pay grades & ranges. They are way too low for the Oil & Gas Services industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent company but it was unorganized.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran full-time

    Pros

    good pay, benefits were very good

    Cons

    lots of hours, disorganized within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be more present and ensure people are doing their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry Leader in Compression

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran

    Pros

    People, Middle Management, Good cohesive teams.

    Cons

    Upper Management, too many investment bankers making rash decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who know the business not investment bankers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great coworkers and supervisor, management has little idea how to retain experienced employees

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    Current Employee - Business Technology in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Technology in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were fun to work with and my supervisor was flexible and reasonable. I learned a lot working with the other teams.

    Good place to start, not a good place to build a career.

    Cons

    No mobility within the company. Management smiles and nods with palpable apathy toward employee input.

    Raises and promotions are far and wide. Benefits are mediocre at best.

    Large projects are rushed and result in a lot of contractors being hired on at a moment's notice with no input or participation from tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It costs more in both money and lost productivity to hire and train new employees rather than throw a little more toward your current ones. Lack of employee input in projects makes working at Exterran feel like an exercise in futility and frustation, as employees lose out on career building opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exterran could be great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It may be a large organization but you can get to know a lot of people and make many professional connections.

    Cons

    There are times when I find upper management's incompetence annoying. They hire people from overseas rather than people from America. Want to move up the ranks?...it probably won't happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. Your best are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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