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Exterran Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
57 Reviews

3.3
57 Reviews
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Exterran CEO D. Bradley Childers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't realize how nice the work-life balance is at Exterran until you go somewhere else (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management, too many investment bankers making rash decisions (in 4 reviews)

  • New management made irrational decisions behind closed doors (in 3 reviews)

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19 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    I like this company

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    Former Employee - Document Control  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Relax, family environment, but they are still struggling to set their name in the oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    complicate internal structure. great promotion if you work here more than 10 yrs. Training is good more entry level, they take time to train you.

  2.  

    Not bad company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good work environment, dynamic work.

    Cons

    Dragging feet on technology upgrades, and IT management a little uneducated on current IT trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone with a heavier background in the trenches of development.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company but Room for Improvement

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    Former Employee - Intermediate Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intermediate Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Focused on safety; spends money on developing employees, and has different career paths available.

    Cons

    If you've been with the company for some time your salary isn't increased accordingly to market conditions. Hires too many people outside of the industry which creates problems with "PROVEN" ideas not working out as planned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This review is a bit old but it seemed that they could increase merits based on market conditions. There are also too many managers and not enough workers. Could look at reducing overhead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    High turnover rate, lack of support from upper//mid management

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    Current Employee - Staff Projects Planner  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Projects Planner in Houston, TX

    Pros

    salary and benefits, traveling, diversity and company culture. You have multiple opportunities to develop your career and getting exposed to high level managers from both the company and client sides

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate on employees and high level executives, changes in hr policies, lack of support from upper/mid management, frequent layoffs due to restructuring and changes, remote management from executives based on the middle east

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review long term strategic objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good.

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

    Pros

    Family oriented. Feels like a family. Someone is always willing to help.

    Cons

    You need to know your stuff if you want to make it here...other than that...I've got nothing to add.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Definitely a Learning Experience

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and fairly decent pay

    Cons

    Poor communication and undefined processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company after the merger.

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Upper management very accessible and cordial.

    Cons

    None while I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Friday morning breakfast snacks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work. I have the opportunity to do make suggestions that are actually implemented.

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

    Pros

    Hard working employees that truly like their jobs and care about the company.

    Cons

    Projects could be managed better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is headed in the right direction with the new CEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience. Opportunities are endless if you have drive and ambition.

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    Current Employee - Organizational Development  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Organizational Development in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Huge potential to learn and expand. Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The company is recovering from a difficult period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the new direction!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great coworkers and supervisor, management has little idea how to retain experienced employees

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    Current Employee - Business Technology  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Technology in Houston, TX

    Pros

    My coworkers were fun to work with and my supervisor was flexible and reasonable. I learned a lot working with the other teams.

    Good place to start, not a good place to build a career.

    Cons

    No mobility within the company. Management smiles and nods with palpable apathy toward employee input.

    Raises and promotions are far and wide. Benefits are mediocre at best.

    Large projects are rushed and result in a lot of contractors being hired on at a moment's notice with no input or participation from tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It costs more in both money and lost productivity to hire and train new employees rather than throw a little more toward your current ones. Lack of employee input in projects makes working at Exterran feel like an exercise in futility and frustation, as employees lose out on career building opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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