Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Great pay, horrible work environment.

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

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay scale was great and one of the best in the area.

    Cons

    Fellow older Union employees as well as supervisors and managers are out to protect their cliqs. In my situation and employee flat out lied to get me suspended and the manager of the department flat out agreed with the employee without even hearing my side. It took months of fighting to try to get my job back and ended with a settlement. This company has created a work environment where if you aren't accepted into a circle then you'll be fired/suspended once they cook up a good lie.

    Advice to Management

    Treat each employee with respect. Don't assume that what one employee tells you is the honest truth. You have employees livelihoods in your hands and can tear families apart with poor, rash decisions. Learn to actually review both sides of a story and stop believing that employees with more time under their belts are honest. I had seen in my years with your company that the "old dogs" were the manipulators. Yet your managers and supervision teams ate it up and actually took orders from hourly employees on a regular basis.


  2. Management is clueless

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's all about the people

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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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.


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  5. You can not beat the co-workers!

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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Great place to work at

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Not a bad company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Not good not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Needs Help

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lack of management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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