Flowserve Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. NA

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    Former Intern - DAS in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Intern - DAS in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Flowserve as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    big company to the max

    Cons

    nervous hard time big small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Meh... Outside employees with no experience hired instead of promoting current ones

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

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

    Pros

    Stable job, not difficult, decent pay

    Cons

    Very small raises, new hires were hired on at a higher salary than ones that have been working there for 2 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Flowserve

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Company and financially stable

    Cons

    Zero work life balance for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Not the company it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, there are still some great people in management roles that are fair and have high work ethics, the majority of the employees in the field are hard working, great sales force, Flowserve has great products. there are great training courses available as long as they are utilized as they used to be years ago at the sales meetings.

    Cons

    The company has gone downhill as far as a company to work for. The morale was at an all time low when I left, people who had been there for over 10 years were leaving. The company had stopped sales meetings, incentives, etc. The CEO and COO lost perspective on the most important part of the company which should be the people. If your employees are not in a pleasant work environment then they will not be as productive as they should be. Flowserve expects more work but will not give more pay, they eliminate a position or a person and won't fill it to save money however you are to compensate for that person without being compensated. if it were temporary it is understandable however if it is for 1 year, 2 years, and so on it is the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people in the company, advance within the company, train people appropriately, it takes money to make money, actually listen to the employees and remember your sales force are the ones who are bringing in the money not the people sitting in the corporate office. The board members and C levels need to come from behind the "closed doors" and step up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company with strong financial results, very conservative.

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    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Overworked and underpaid project managers

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vernon, CA

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

    Pros

    Some selected individuals make it worth working here.

    Cons

    Long hours, and expect to work from home answering emails, phone calls. No personal life. Terribly disorganized and everyone will throw you under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and place focus on their need to evolve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Short Term Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, short-term launch pad

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Very stable, and great exposure to mechanical, materials, manufacturing engineering, and also well known industry wide amongst direct competitors (GE, Siemens, Emerson etc.). Good people overall, not a 'penny-wise-pound foolish company', and they invest in employees well. A solid career launch but not long term however.

    Cons

    Less innovation and less open to change with occasional periods of 'flatness' - not progressing much and somewhat frustrating to see their rigidity to come out of their comfort zone and do breakthrough work. There's also a lack of team-work and most people are older/ more mature. Not too many younger folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Can be better

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is less hectic
    some career switches are possible if you find the right opportunity
    good team members
    working with business is interesting
    encourages employees to be inclined towards continuous improvement, invests in training
    recently investing heavily in new technology systems as current systems are very dated
    ethical and safe

    Cons

    not very social, no team outings, no team building, feels like a robot just coming in, doing their work and going home
    appraisals are like peanuts
    mainly a male dominated company
    no flexible timings (8-5 culture)
    if you are technically inclined, not a company for you as contractors are hired for programming, not much innovation...it is manufacturing company not an IT company
    no standard/global systems, every site has their own ERP system. data becomes fragmented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in a work-life balance and more opportunities for social life within the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Too big to get noticed

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (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

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