Dresser-Rand

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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
79 Reviews
3.2
79 Reviews
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Dresser-Rand President, CEO, and Director Vince Volpe Jr.
Vince Volpe Jr.
50 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company in its category.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good outlook

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Learn alot about the industry.

    Cons

    No advancement. High turnover is certain positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Equipment is a corrupt organization!

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    Former Employee - New Equipment  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - New Equipment in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern At R&D Group  in  Olean, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern At R&D Group in Olean, NY

    I worked at Dresser-Rand as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Autocratic, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, lacking fair leadership

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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and bonus programs.

    Cons

    Lacking good leadership, good old boys club mindset. High turnover within HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the good old boys mindset and restructure the organization. The company has the potential but suck and lacking quality leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone Wishes They had Another Company to go Work For

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    Current Employee - Services  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Services in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Middle management really tries to get everything accomplished. Lots of young guns getting the job done as well as old timers willing to help the next generation.

    Cons

    Compensation is pretty bad with 3% raises. Anyone below a directors level is expected to work long hours while working below industry average. People get promoted to jobs they are not capable of doing but because of the "good ole boy network" or "buddy system" HR is a joke, they play the political game instead of being impartial. If you do your job but they don't like you, you are gone. Company wide poor communication between: new equipment, factories & services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Volpe & Luciano!!! Time for a new regime!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    3 year employee with D-R that has experience in marketing, sales, and engineering

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Olean, NY

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pays well and very friendly environment. Really enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    No employee wellness programs. A gym, cafeteria, etc. would be nice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No real engineering since it has all been done before.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn. You get hands on experience in your field. Being around 20+ ton turbines is very cool. They pay a housing stipend. They respect their interns and give them meaningful jobs.

    Cons

    It is in the middle of nowhere. The people that work there are very closed minded. The equipment is out dated. The building is falling apart. it rains A LOT. The area floods a lot. There is no fun place to go. the housing is terrible. The closest "city" is 45 minutes away (Olean) if you can call it a city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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