Flowserve Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
166 Reviews
3.3
166 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance,moderate compensation,opportunity to develop yourselves (in 7 reviews)

  • Flowserve is a good company to work for in many aspects (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Career development opportunities are limited (in 3 reviews)

  • Growth opportunities, culture and compensation (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place to gain engineering experience

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer Intern

    I have been working at Flowserve as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Appears to be a very honest company fully committed to serving the customers
    - Employees promote a good office atmosphere
    - Great hands-on experience with rotating equipment
    - Gained exposure to chemical plants

    Cons

    - Management not very clear about roles of an intern
    - Some days when many employees worked away from the office, leaving very little to do

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for, however their systems are a bit old

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People here are very committed

    Cons

    Poor communication & operating systems in some plants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need improvement in communication on large project. Cross function teams would help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with strong financial results, very conservative.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Manager  in  Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits which includes up to 5 weeks vacation per year, very traditional and strong products in strong markets.

    Cons

    The company has limited strategic planning, a very high overhead structure that limits growth at the plant level. Many cases of limited understanding of markets and growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the good people at the plant make the day to day decisions to met or exceed market expections.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Short Term Management

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relatively good pay
    Great bonus program
    Good working level colleagues

    Cons

    Short term planning (if at all)
    bureaucratic and too much politic
    Badly managed facility with Union shop limiting any reform
    Expensive & inadequate medical insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not your typical corporate setting. People are laid back but here to provide results for our customers.

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits include full health coverage, healthy and safe work environment, and very manageable working hours (7:30-4:00 most days).

    Cons

    The position I'm currently in has a high turnover rate. Either you are promoted with 2-3 years or you move on to another company. Often times, our customers will hire engineers and pay higher salaries, Flowserve will not match. It seems as if the position is replaceable, which is understandable from a business stand point, but doesn't sit well with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep the bigger picture in perspective. 99% of Application Engineers DO NOT see themselves in this position more than 2-3 years down the road. Work with engineers to understand how they want to grow and where they can move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Current Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with good pay and high probability for annual bonus in 10-15% range. Lots of opportunity for an optimistic problem solvers to flourish if able to surmount organizational challenges.

    Cons

    Fueled by tribal knowledge of experienced work force, new ideas and fresh perspectives are often met with strong opposition. This could be a difficult barrier for some to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain open to the ideas of individuals looking to make a difference. Work to remove barriers so these potential high performers can make a difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Welcoming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Flowserve as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flowserve recognizes the importance of a welcoming atmosphere. They make an attempt to recognize the family aspect by doing a company picnic. Behaviors are rewarded and recognized. Praises are always given for a job well done.

    Cons

    I have no issues except that the office space is a bit dark and there are no windows near me at all. It kind of depresses the mood a little bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too big to get noticed

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big Company - financially strong

    Cons

    its so big, you are just a number - totally disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value young emplyees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Flowserve

    Pros

    The training is hands on, managers are great, and the environment really promotes growth. I would highly recommend searching for opportunities at Flowserve.

    Cons

    none, the company does it right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Office worker

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time

    Pros

    Good pay to start. Company strives to be ethical and safe. Profit sharing and 401k are good. Values, employee appreciation preached at corporate level. Need more of that at local levels.

    Cons

    Management is uncaring. No regard for employees personal lives. Benefits should be better for such a large company. Not enough good people to get assigned work done. Stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only reason good employees stay is the economy is so bad and choices are limited. Get rid of the dead weight and treat good employees better. Take more employee surveys and act on results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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