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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
74 Reviews

3.2
74 Reviews
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Dresser-Rand President, CEO, and Director Vince Volpe Jr.
Vince Volpe Jr.
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • family atmosphere, very friendly people from top to bottom (in 3 reviews)

  • Stable job, growing environment and good people in the company (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I started my career with dresser-rand. Its been great place to work for your growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Development Engineer  in  Vadodara (India)
    Current Employee - Proposal Development Engineer in Vadodara (India)

    Pros

    Friendly culture and good ethics.

    Cons

    some challenges may be faced while working in a team with inter department personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management is clueless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good money when we were busy . Great 401K and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is clueless on how to run this shop. Fired or forced top salesman to leave and lost the customers that came with them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT COMPANY!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Worcester, MA

    Pros

    Great Company ! very friendly people! A lot of room to grow. Dresser-Rand has offices all over the globe.

    Cons

    Location of the Worcester office is not very friendly. Other than that, Dresser-Rand is a great place to start your professional career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's all about the people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service
    Current Employee - Field Service

    Pros

    I've worked in multiple positions and each manager I've had has been extremely helpful and personable. The industry is dynamic and it's fun and challenging to work for a company traded on Wall Street. The company is big enough to be a player in a very competitive industry but small enough that you can get noticed. Opportunities for advancement are out there if you make your intentions knows. Restricted Stock Units and Long Term Incentives are available for high performers (even non-management)

    Cons

    Being a publicly traded company has it's drawbacks as well. You'll find yourself playing numbers games, especially at the end of months/quarters/years. Compliance, overbearing procedures/processes, and inconsistently applied cost cutting metrics can muddle your every day responsibilities. The product training is very good but basic training for your actual job (whatever it may be) seems hard to come by. Employees are often thrown to the fire and have to rely on peers for guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Stable job, growing environment and good people in the company.

    Cons

    Stifling management with limited freedom to make changes and add people to grow the business here in Europe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More freedom to branch offices to hire and grow business... Too much top down control..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You can not beat the co-workers!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer in Olean, NY

    Pros

    The people you will work with and get ot learn from are some of the smartest people you can ever meet.

    Cons

    The potential for improvments within the company is great yet sad to say held back from doing so. The structure is so top (management) heavy that the little guys that do the work are not recognized as they could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change it if it works well. Improve yes, there's always room for improvement but ORACLE / GSP is the worst thing that could have happened to this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic
    Former Employee - Mechanic

    Pros

    I love the working environment and the friendship among workers

    Cons

    You can always learn something new everyday and try to finishing each day accident free

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people right and they will work there self to death for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting in Olean, NY

    Pros

    Since they are so lean you have opportunity to learn and be proactive

    Cons

    Very often over worked and overwhelmed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have to work with an entrepreneurial attitude since there is not much guidance or motivation. Would be nice if management walked their talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Needs Help

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Xxxxx  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Xxxxx in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The people you work with are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management : non working finger pointing slugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the V.P.'s : Look closely at the yes men under you there are quite a few who will throw you under the bus if they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not good not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    D-R has technology but no access to every employee. They have reputation in industry.I think 20 words are too much.

    Cons

    Very undeveloped business processes, no platform is available to enhance knowledge,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into the processes, I think managerial people having no interest in work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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