Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. 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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very often over worked and overwhelmed

    Advice to Management

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

  2. Not good not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Needs Help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Xxxxx in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Xxxxx in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management : non working finger pointing slugs.

    Advice to Management

    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.

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  5. Very happy employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security is very good

    Cons

    No room for improvement at the moment

  6. Helpful (1)

    Lack of management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees

  7. Chasing Butterflies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Painted Post, NY

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting equipment business serving the attractive oil and gas industry

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    Come 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.

  8. Tough environment to be happy about

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent wages for the Western NY area

    Cons

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

  9. Concern for the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Have 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.

  10. This would be a great company if ANYONE was accountable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Dresser-Rand as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    NO 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 Management

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

  11. A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 Management

    Do 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

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