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Dresser-Rand Reviews

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Dresser-Rand President, CEO, and Director Vince Volpe Jr.
Vince Volpe Jr.
50 Ratings

    Very Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

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


    Many opportunities to develop and make a difference; talented, hard-working and team-oriented co-workers; great compensation and benefits


    Office space (Houston) - staff spread out in multiple buildings

    Positive Outlook
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Dresser-Rand Interviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
Updated Jun 25, 2014

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    Engineering Management Acceleration Program (EMAP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ellicottville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ellicottville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Dresser-Rand.

    Interview Details

    The EMAP interview process is an arduous one. The hardest part is getting your foot in the door. This usually takes place at your college career fair (through a select list of universities that D-R attends in the northeast/midwest - RIT, Buffalo, Penn State, Lehigh, Illinois, Clarkson and some others). Be memorable, personable, impressive, and have a great resume. You have 2-3 minutes to get on that interview list. If you are able to make a good first impression you will be scheduled for a 2:1 panel interview that day or the next. The interview is fairly standard but this is a very competitive leadership program which has a lot of visibility in the company so you'll need to let your personality show, give thoughtful, SPECIFIC answers, and be generally crisp in the art of interviewing. You will receive communication about your interview within a couple days. If you made it through, you will be invited for a multiple day "Assessment Center" in Western NY where you will be competing with candidates that made it through from their respective schools. This process usually includes a combination of panel interviews, group discussions, presentations, etc. You'll also be given a tour of the Olean facility and eat extremely well throughout the event! There will be a reception/cocktail hour during the event. If you want to grab a beer, glass of wine, or cocktail, go for it. If not, no big deal. Either way though, don't miss a great chance to get to know interviewers you haven't had a chance to work with or to reconnect with an interviewer on something. During the assessment, if possible, the company CEO will call in to give a short presentation as well. Once the assessment is complete, you'll know within a day or two if you're getting an offer.

    Negotiation Details
    I tried to leverage another offer to bump the starting amount but was stonewalled. The starting salary was plenty competitive though. The program is great to be a part of. If I could go back and do it again, I wouldn't change a thing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Dresser-Rand Awards & Accolades

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The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008

Additional Info

Website www.dresser-rand.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (DRC)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Dresser-Rand is going in circles, but that's a good thing. The company is a leading maker of industrial rotating equipment that includes steam and gas turbines, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, hot gas expanders, and control systems. It makes new and replacement units and offers aftermarket repair and upgrades for its own and third-party products. Dresser-Rand serves customers in the oil and gas, power, and chemical and petrochemical markets through 12 manufacturing and nearly 40 service facilities in about 30 countries. More than 80% of its sales come from... More

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