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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.8 72 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

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

Vince Volpe Jr.

(45 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    This would be a great company if ANYONE was accountable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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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    A good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Tough environment to be happy about

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Olean, NY

    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

     

    Amazing growth potential

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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

    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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    New Equipment is a corrupt organization!

    New Equipment (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou will meet some of the best people you will ever work with, and make life long friendships with some people.

    ConsManagement and HR are terrible; there is no loyalty or appreciation in this organization! They are incapable of running a great team that has so much potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your management team, specifically the newly promoted VPs. There is a reason there is a high turnover rate and so many people will leave to competitors.

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

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    From settled mid-career contentment to career-ending chaos.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Olean, NY

    ProsFine for entry level experience, but evaluate your choices carefully
    Vacation Buy
    401k employer contributions are generous

    ConsAutocratic, dated management style with none of the good of paternalism

    No incentive plan for employees below management level

    Work-life balance blatantly different by department and even within departments- highly paid people leaving at 4:PM every day when lower-paid exempt staff stay on many hours later

    No non-vacation leave policy

    Immediate management is very self-serving, in GFSS run by dictator

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate fair compensation plans for everyone, not just management
    Stop favoritism and executive self-entitlement particularly at corporate level

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern

    Summer Intern At R&D Group (Former Employee) Olean, NY

    ProsFriendly atmosphere.
    you can see the diversity.
    High tech company

    ConsI was working in Olean, which is not a good city to live.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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