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Exterran Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
70 Reviews
3.3
70 Reviews
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Exterran CEO D. Bradley Childers
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 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Techno - Functional Analyst-Wip in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Techno - Functional Analyst-Wip in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    Great leadership. Good work. Good people

    Cons

    None. Everyhting is great. No problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Temporary Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Purchasing in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Contractor - Purchasing in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Non-management employees seemed down to earth and friendly. Pay was respectable considering industry and experience. Short time frame from interview to start date.

    Cons

    Supervisors lacked team building skills, showed favoritism, talked unprofessionally to employees. Company too corporate and only cared about meeting numbers rather than seeing their employees as people who made their profitability possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reducing quantity of managerial conference calls and invest the manager's time attending some developmental courses to teach them tools to relate to and properly manage their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. Wealth of knowledge obtained.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    Great staff. You can go as far as you can if you put for the effort and have some patience.

    Cons

    Some of the managerial staff can be difficult to work with but nothing you can not overcome if you are a strong individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees. Be willing to try new things even if upper management may not agree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive work environment, lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    slightly lower than average pay, somewhat higher than average turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consulting at Exterran

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Business Solutions Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Business Solutions Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different assignments that are all interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Opportunities for innovation are somewhat limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work closely as a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Upper Management
    - Competitive pay
    - Flexible Hours
    - Laid back environment
    - Good people to work with

    Cons

    There are not very many Cons that I can think of. Your work experience will be different for each department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very unprofessional upper level management!

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

    I worked at Exterran full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Absolutely NO job security! They push people to strive for advancement but do not spend hardly any money training them to advance. They promote individuals to leadership positions and then fire them at will. They do not support their first line supervisors at all. If you work for this company, DO NOT TAKE A MANAGEMENT POSITION or you'll be setting yourself up for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working off of the "Good Old Boy" network. Hire, support, and maintain people based on their abilities and not whether or not they are friends of yours. You should treat your management team and your hourly employees with the same respect. Mid and Upper level managers YOU are at fault for allowing this to take place. DO NOT LIE to the workforce commission about conditions of termination when you fire an employee!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Exterran full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They do very well in training you. The compesation is just ok but could be better. Overall it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Very stingy with promoting you. Had to go outside the company to receive a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the salary structure

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Category Buyer III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    Pay is good, There are a few really knowledgeable people But far too few for Company size

    Cons

    Company is starting to get the Silo effect in Management and departments, and it's causing too many mistakes. Jobs dropping late into the system is becoming an all too frequent occurrence. The Supply chain and Strategic units do not have Subject matter experts as they should so you spend most of your time explaining things people should already know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to promote those that actually have the expertise in the commodities and disciplines that are required. Stop looking at a Degree and Salary requirement's as a Qualification.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training program, lots of opportunities to grow inside the company and the industry is growing rapidly

    Cons

    Not always quick to promote unless you change positions, pay is below industry standards

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