Flowserve

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Flowserve Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
179 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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

  • Very good benefits which includes up to 5 weeks vacation per year, very traditional and strong products in strong markets (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Company pays for further education, but difficult to maintain school/work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Career development opportunities are limited (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start to downward spiral

    • 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

    Benefits are average for comparable firms.
    Typical co-workers good to work with, strive for performance and pride in work.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity based only on politics and not performance.
    Poor support from management, poor tools to perfrom job function.
    Management disconnected. No planning only reactive. No communication.
    Management not trustworthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to review integrity of management.
    Need to actually commit to emphasized "ethics", "diversity" and "customer service", not merely recite rhetoric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is lagging 10 years behind the rest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Former in Springville, UT

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

    Pros

    This is hard to find some Pro's about a company that has been doing this for years. They offer insurance, a below average wage, as much hours you can work or want to work and a company shirt.

    Cons

    They work you with long hours & including weekends. At first it seems good for the money but after a few months and you need some time off. Your denied any PTO or time off for that matter. Your ideas are put on the back burner and Management will bring up ideas in Department meeting and don't give credit to the original person who is educated and thought of improving the current process at company. This hits another nerve, your not given any advancements for your education or experience. When your hired or given an offer they will pay you at the least amount of money regardless of your education or experience. They would rather hire out and have you teach someone else the ropes. Then show some appreciation to current employees who have worked there for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you put this to someone who is so dense. Don't tell me you understand my situation and deny me PTO or raises. Out of the millions we move in vales, pumps and parts we see the Quarterly reports for what the company is. IF your going to claim to be the top valve companies in the valley why do you treat your employees like crap? I hear on production floor, "When this was Valtek we had it good.." Please Please stop throwing company jackets at us. Do something that will benefit employees. Improved insurance, advance people who deserve it (not because their your buddy), listen to employees who have great ideas not the current manager who is a buffoon and claims others ideas and has no clue about there job. Oh one thing...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a healthy work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting mechanical engineering experience in the analysis and design of centrifugal pumps. Since the engineering office is in the same building as the manufacturing plant, there are plenty of opportunities for an engineer to look at actual parts in order to understand better a pump design.

    Cons

    Flowserve is a large company that has grown through acquisitions of smaller companies. Although the small companies are now under the Flowserve umbrella, they still function as what they used to be before they became Flowserve. This hinders collaboration between Flowserve plants because they still view each other as competitors.

    Moreover Flowserve has a less than desirable work environment. Often times meetings are scheduled and the meeting organizer never shows up. This is highly unprofessional, and a red flag that something is terribly wrong.

    Finally, there is a mentality of "we've always done things this way" that does not welcome engineers coming from an industry other than the pump manufacturing industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Simply a pay check

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

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

    Pros

    Again, simply a pay check.

    Cons

    Stifling level of nepotism and narcissism . After a decade of multiple senior managers, no improvement in sight. As stated in another review at a different facility, hard quality work is rewarded no differently than incompetence or even malice. Still somehow management maintains a very high opinion of themselves. Despite a litany of lofty corporate mantras and catch fraises, this company is just a big pump and dump for the CEO's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoping to see management @ Dallas wake up, but have to believe the problem starts there.

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

    Runaway from Flowserve if you are serious about your Career or your next job. Flowserve is for a basic job not a career

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

    I have been working at Flowserve

    Pros

    - They won't fire you, even if you don't perform well
    - They pay decent salaries and benefits

    Cons

    - Your career is doomed. You may not be able to find another job, because you will not gain any new skills by doing a Flowserve job
    - Bad promotion policies
    - Very slow salary growth (2 to 3 % per year)
    - No recognition for good work. Poor performer and best performer are almost treated the same way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on career building for all employees. If you don't, no talented people will continue to work for you
    - Promote people fairly
    - Focus on employee education
    - Don't make your Marketing department people post best reviews about the company on this website

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career growth, salary is low.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff in Vernon, CA

    I worked at Flowserve

    Pros

    I'll let you know when I find one

    Cons

    Low salary, no growth. Your feedback and opinion do not matter to management. Your career goals are always ignored especially if you end up working in the nuclear engineering group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Put them where they want to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never did job that I was hired to do. Cnc Mill programming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Taneytown, MD

    I worked at Flowserve

    Pros

    Benefits and pay, until the pay cut, were good and I liked the location.

    Cons

    Was hired to for cnc mill programming, instead I was put on cylindrical grinder, turret lathe, and cnc lathe , was told I wasn't preforming well, they were going to give me a 20% pay cut. and was untrainable, all this in less that a 3 month period !! When I asked about the cnc mill I was told that they had enough people for them and I was needed on other equipment. My background with Pro E , Master cam and Edge cam , programming on v33 Makino Mills. I later found out I was not the First person to encounter this. It did work out for me as I was restated at my former job , at a higher pay rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that have background on the jobs you have open, and put people that you do hire on the job they are hired for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best infrastructure given to falsifying customer records,cheating them on Third party Inspection

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diploma Engineer Trainee in Coimbatore (India)
    Current Employee - Diploma Engineer Trainee in Coimbatore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best Infrastructure given to cheat the customers easily

    Learn the best and smarter way to cheat

    Cons

    Tactics
    harassment from asst managers and managers for being conscious on work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work Conscious towards customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating, Very bad company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing...
    Very difficult to find pros... What I can say is colleagues are friendly... Apart from that its not worth to work here...

    Cons

    Very less hike, no promotion, no knowledge gaining, high partiality n politics, no care n respect for employee.... Etc etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No use. They rule. They don't listen to anyone...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If You Are Serious and Hard Working, this is not the Place for you!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AR Analyst
    Former Employee - AR Analyst

    I worked at Flowserve

    Pros

    They pay for the Retirement Package

    Cons

    Their Code of Ethics Statement does not apply to the Longtimers. The “Clicks” are more powerful than in Junior High, learn who they are and don’t oppose them as this will end your fleeting career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see what is going on in your own department. Stop worrying about yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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