Dresser-Rand
2.7 of 5 64 reviews
www.dresser-rand.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.7 64 reviews

                             

51% Approve of the CEO

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

Vince Volpe Jr.

(39 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Interesting equipment business serving the attractive oil and gas industry"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Sterling record in the industry as an OEM for rotating & recip equipment"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "However, there is no work / life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "High turnover is certain positions"
    in 3 reviews
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Lack of management

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood people to work with.

ConsLack of work-life balance. Continuous re organization of upper management

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very happy employee

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dresser-Rand

ProsJob Security is very good

ConsNo room for improvement at the moment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This would be a great company if ANYONE was accountable

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dresser-Rand as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe work is fantastic engine improvement work
the area is fantastic
the people are great to be around

ConsNO ONE is accountable! The last guy to touch something is the reason things are not right even though there are clearly others that are the actual cause

Advice to Senior Managementummm.. MANAGE! Get off your BUTT and put your foot in the butts of those that are not performing! HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Concern for the future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

ProsMost people were great; opportunities to learn a new business.

ConsBureaucracy; layers of bureaucracy; pay is slightly less than industry; leadership's inability to meet financial targets regularly is concerning.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a plan and sense of urgency to accurately forecast. The O/G service industry is strong globally, but yet this gong show misses targets, inexcusable without a major shakeup.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chasing Butterflies

Team Leader (Former Employee)
Painted Post, NY

I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than 8 years

ProsInteresting equipment business serving the attractive oil and gas industry

ConsIf you are good and competent at what you do, you will be viewed as a threat by leadership which will result in lowering your self esteem and personal self worth. Working for this company could negatively impact your goals unless you just want a paycheck and punch the clock. Flavor the moment approach to problem solving.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome to terms with your personal limitations and support and grow the good employees. There are a lot of good people at this company that need nurturing to make it more successful. It is time for Dresser-Rand to modernize its management style and culture. If it acted like major multi-national corporation, it could grow up to be as large as Dollar General.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tough environment to be happy about

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Olean, NY

I worked at Dresser-Rand for more than 3 years

ProsDecent wages for the Western NY area

ConsUnion is obstructionist
Management won't invest in new equipment
Organized to be political - no teamwork
Cost conscience to the point of starvation - hurts profitability

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dresser-Rand

ProsGood visibility and interesting work. Very competent upper management. Some of the managers are great and really care about your development.... Many different locations and opportunity to move about within the company. Sterling record in the industry as an OEM for rotating & recip equipment.

ConsSome managers are out for themselves and don't care about the development of their employees. HR is a nightmare. Fair amount of internal gridlock. For the most part, many people have the mindset that you would expect from a company that has been around for all of 100 years. Raises are LOW

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of recognizing talent and remember that Olean / the Southern Tier is a small place and not the end all be all; just because something has always been done a certain way does not mean that there isn't a better way to do it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing growth potential

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dresser-Rand

ProsGood people to work with and great benefits.

ConsThe company could do with more offices

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Overall good company in its category.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay and benefits. Good outlook

ConsLittle opportunity for advancement there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience

Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay. Learn alot about the industry.

ConsNo advancement. High turnover is certain positions

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of people who are bad at their job instead of promoting them to something else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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