Dresser-Rand

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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
81 Reviews
3.5
81 Reviews
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Dresser-Rand President, CEO, and Director Vince Volpe Jr.
Vince Volpe Jr.
52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some good people who want to perform at their job (in 4 reviews)

  • Company provides a good work environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • However, there is no work / life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Continuous re organization of upper management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dresser-Rand does not care about it's people or its customers, only its profits.

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    Current Employee - Union Machinist  in  Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Union Machinist in Olean, NY

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The money is good...that's about it. It is pathetic to know that you only work for the weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They have no clue as to what goes on each day. They spend (waste) a lot of time and energy trying to figure out new ways to screw over their employees and each other. If their customers knew what goes on, they would be out of business. The product quality has gone downhill. Cheaper materials, poor design, poor engineering, poor planning, foreign programmers who have no knowledge of machining. Wasted money on painting floors when there is no tooling. This place has all the "isms". Nepotism, favoritism, cronyism. If you don't "know" someone, forget it. They employ every union busting tactic in the book. Recently, that seems to be their main goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out onto the shop floor once in a while so you can see how bad it really is. Implement a comprehensive training program for all new hires and utilize the probationary period to weed out those who aren't progressing. Eliminate the "minimum requirement" rules that close the door to many potential bidders on jobs. Stop trying to take away our pay and benefits to line your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Field Service

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opporturnities to expand my knowledge.

    Cons

    Due to nature of our work, time away from home is extensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Continue to expand the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pigeon Hole

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain knowledge into Oil & Gas Equipment manufacturing industry

    Cons

    Career growth is terrible, this company would rather hire from the outside than promote within. Financial Management Acceleration Program is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop luring college grads into your organization, you are wasting the most valuable years of their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Huge opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    - sheer amount of opportunities ahead - Growth potential
    - competitive advantage (OEM // Services)
    - Competitive pay
    - people
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    Cons

    - Communication
    - Employer branding or lack thereof
    - Corporate / Shared Services / PI
    - Inertia of the business for the past couple of years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D-R offers many opportunities for growth if you are willing to take risks and be an entrepreneur. A matrix organization is great as long as it eases communication and betters decision-making process - The matrix has been taken to an extreme and there are now too many chefs in the kitchen.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nepotism and the Dollar Rule Here

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    Former Employee - Finance Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and Vacation
    Centralized location in Houston; Office bldg at Katy Frwy is old and badly in need of renovation.

    Cons

    Inability of company to meet announced deadline/changes within corporation
    No accountability for Project Management when not complying with company policies/procedures.
    No communication between management level and non-management employees; rumors rule.
    Poor training program and unnecessary repetitive non job-related computerized training.
    Employment/advancement/salary increases based on nepotism/politics especially at non-management levels, instead of employee contributions/accomplishments.
    Too many "chiefs" (or employees who think they are); management top-heavy, especially at mid-management level.
    Badly needed building repairs not made-safety issue. Painting over rusted stairwells does not solve the problem!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees with the respect you demand for yourselves, regardless of employment level.
    Enforce accountability within SOX and company policies/procedures and eliminate the "good ol' boy" environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a great opportunity to get paid to learn despite the stifling bureaucracy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    A good place to work if you like mechanical engineering. Good opportunity for learning about the gas compression industry. Opportunities for both domestic and foreign travel. Opportunities for changing jobs within the company including acquisitions.

    Cons

    Poor employer support in balancing between work life and personal life. Compensation levels might not be competitive. Stifling, wasteful bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Great relationship between top management and employees

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is not always readily available within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat only the top management very well. Ensure that all employees are given the best compensation and recognition for their efforts. Otherwise, most of your young talents would move to other Companies that are willing to provide a more competitive pay package.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer I  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Busy work, learn new technology

    Cons

    Poor advancement, and no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate more employe

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Where do I start?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Fair Pay and Benefits
    Exciting Industry
    Opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world

    Cons

    No work/life balance....perfect for someone with no personal life...these people work 24/7 and expect everyone to do the same.
    Training available is a joke.
    Communication between Management and "Workers"...a joke as well.
    No integrity, no trust, no respect....your services will be used until they are done with you.
    Office Politics is very plentiful and watch your back or be prepared to kiss backside!
    Not a fun place to work, very oppressive and micro managed.
    That is just a summary...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as an equal. Be professional. Communicate without misleading. Treat your employees like your most important resource. Don't believe everything you hear....go to the source.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Negative

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand

    Pros

    Stepping stone in looking for better opportunities

    Cons

    No strong leadership. All upper management are located in Paris, France

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be recognized for their values and accomplishments. Better treatment of long-term vendors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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