Exterran

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Exterran Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 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.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great Upper Management
    - Competitive pay
    - Flexible Hours
    - Laid back environment
    - Good people to work with

    Cons

    There are not very many Cons that I can think of. Your work experience will be different for each department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training program, lots of opportunities to grow inside the company and the industry is growing rapidly

    Cons

    Not always quick to promote unless you change positions, pay is below industry standards

  3.  

    Generally, a good place to work

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

    I worked at Exterran (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are generally high-quality and hard-working. Depending on your department, there may be room to grow. The company is now about seven years old and seems to be developing a more formal work culture.

    Cons

    Some financial instability in the past and cost cutting seemed to lead to lower earning potential. Since Brad Childers took the helm, there has been a perceived increase in the income gap between the officers and everyone else. Upper management seems to be more focused on increasing earnings and cutting costs in the past--a good thing--but the culture may have suffered somewhat because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More sharing by employees between departments would be beneficial. In any large organization, information can get lost between people, but Exterran is especially fragmented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I like this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relax, family environment, but they are still struggling to set their name in the oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    complicate internal structure. great promotion if you work here more than 10 yrs. Training is good more entry level, they take time to train you.

  6.  

    satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company should continue to grow

    Cons

    lacking experienced employees this is very much needed

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, dynamic work.

    Cons

    Dragging feet on technology upgrades, and IT management a little uneducated on current IT trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone with a heavier background in the trenches of development.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company but Room for Improvement

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

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

    Pros

    Focused on safety; spends money on developing employees, and has different career paths available.

    Cons

    If you've been with the company for some time your salary isn't increased accordingly to market conditions. Hires too many people outside of the industry which creates problems with "PROVEN" ideas not working out as planned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This review is a bit old but it seemed that they could increase merits based on market conditions. There are also too many managers and not enough workers. Could look at reducing overhead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great

    Cons

    Lack of communication and somewhat disorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    working for exterran on the rental side was a good postion to be in with a well trained crew to get help when needed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Tech in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Field Tech in Houma, LA

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

    Pros

    The ins was fair, had good support form the exterran shop

    Cons

    had to watch our OT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working a 7&7 shift would be nice to be paid for the travel time to and from dock

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    Very friendly and has a cafe onsite

    Cons

    A very large company with 10K+ employees

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