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Typical US Public Company, some great things, some you wish you could change

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Olean, NY
Current Employee - Manager in Olean, NY

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

Pros

Exciting work, military contracts have added stability. More than fair in compensation in a region where there are not many options

Cons

Painfully low rate of reinvestment. Almost no progressive capital investing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a strategy that is simple and direct. Commit and invest. Quit doing the rest and stop trying to do everything.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Milling Machine Operator  in  Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Milling Machine Operator in Olean, NY

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good money, good group of guys to work with.

    Cons

    Outsourcing, two tier pay scale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more up to date machines and tooling

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    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
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