Dresser-Rand

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  1.  

    Very happy employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Job Security is very good

    Cons

    No room for improvement at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Tough environment to be happy about

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    • 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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This would be a great company if ANYONE was accountable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Concern for the future

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

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing growth potential

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Good people to work with and great benefits.

    Cons

    The company could do with more offices

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company in its category.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good outlook

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Equipment is a corrupt organization!

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

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (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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