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Summer Engineering Internship

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Former Employee - Summer Engineering Intern in Olean, NY
Former Employee - Summer Engineering Intern in Olean, NY

I worked at Dresser-Rand as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

I was given a lot of responsibility and received very encouraging feed back. Everyone was willing to help and answer questions. Rather substantial hourly rate compared to many other internships.

Cons

I would have appreciated the opportunity to meet successful women in the company to hear their challenges in such a male dominated industry. Other than that I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good name on outside, Terrible work environment

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Only few people willing to truly help you get adjusted.

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere. If you are on top of your game, watch out, others see it as a threat....watch your back here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are qualified for the positions not those who are threatened by those who do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Extreme lack of Respect by management in the Accounting/finance Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in Olean, NY

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The lower level employees are fantastic and very respectful of each other.

    Cons

    Management is atrocious, the workload and hours is similar to a sweat shop (this is because managers do receive a bonus so they force their employees to work like slaves so they can earn a larger bonus), the variance in pay from one job and employee to the next is embarrassing and the cronyism goes beyond that of the US government. No bonus is offered to any employees outside of management, yet employees are required to complete a PMP review. Although there is 3 weeks’ vacation it is actually accrued monthly, therefore if you leave your job in August and have used all 3 weeks, they will deduct this from your last paycheck. Previous large corps I have worked for will actually relieve you of your 2 week notice and pay you to assure there is no liability in the last weeks of employment (very smart move). Overall, this company does not act like a large corporation in any way shape or form. I could go on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure. Managers should strive to have their employees respect and like them and this management believes productivity is based on intimidation and fear of losing your job. They have the attitude that the employees are 'stuck' in their positions because a.) They may not have a degree and b.) the employees who do have degrees won't find similar employment in such a rural area; therefore they work on the pretense that management is the only department that should receive bonus', and raises can be nearly non-existent. They also enjoy the archaic belief that an employee, who has worked for the company for several years, has extensive knowledge and has demonstrated an extraordinary work ethic, cannot be promoted beyond a very low level position if they do not possess a college degree. DR dismisses many employees who would be exceptional in the management department due to this ridiculous policy. DR also greatly favors employees with an education from a certain institution just down the road, these employees get higher wages than others in the same positions solely based on the fact they attended this beloved institution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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