Exterran Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Exterran CEO D. Bradley Childers
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  1. Exterran

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Caring Management, Family Oriented, Somewhat Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    No Growth Potential, Declining Industry


  2. QC Inspector Level II

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exterran

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People easy to work with

    Cons

    No work to keep us employed

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like to do procurement and have oracle experience. The salary was great the people were cool and it was a fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Long days and you have to work on Mardi Gras which is crazy if you live in New Orleans. The belle chase location could use some upgades.


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  5. Exterran - Overall great place to work, but faced with significant challenges ahead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life-work balance, empowered employees, strong executive leadership, industry leader, overall benefits. Company performance and health is much improved under current CEO. Significant performance improvement noted within global manufacturing group with new talent over the past 4 years.

    Cons

    Accountability and leadership lacking in several senior management roles. HR lacks systems, processes and tools to drive effective communication. Long-standing internal relationships at times block or limit upward mobility. Manufacturing highly exposed to market cycles. Pending company split and restructuring of US services and manufacturing enhances exposure and risk during current market down cycle.

    Advice to Management

    More accountability needed at functional director and senior manager levels. Address "blockers" and favoritism in key positions and provide clear career-pathing and improved performance management programs to attract and retain top and emerging talent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Management has a lot to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Architect in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Network Architect in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It was great working with many of my peers. We had a lot of smart people that were given the opportunity to work together and made it a fun place to come to every day. I have told them on numerous occasions that if it wasn't for the great people I get to work with every day, I would have left a long time ago. Exterran was also flexible when it came time to take care of the family.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is that when you bring in a bad manager that starts running off all your top talent, it's time to look for new management. When you have to rebuild the team from scratch, it takes years to get back to a level of proficiency that is destroyed very quickly by bad management. Benefits have been slowly decreasing especially regarding health care. We used to have a great PPO, but now are highly motivated into the high deductible HSA plan for marginally less than the PPO used to cost. Someone is pocketing the extra money and it isn't the employees. Speaking of extra money, when it comes to bonuses, they pay you out based upon popularity rather than true merit. If you don't kiss up to your manager, then you're lucky to get the minimum bonus for that year. 401(k) matching is only at 1%. HR seems very polarized towards management. They are always confrontational and only seem to side with managers on all matters.

    Advice to Management

    Management is only concerned with the bottom dollar and doesn't care about the employees. In order to keep your top talent and stop relying on outside service providers, take care of the people you have working for you. The HR department needs to work on establishing a better relationship with the employees rather than an extension of management. When a bad manager comes in and starts running the top talent away, maybe it's time to take a hard look at what type of manager you have and replace them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Two stars

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Mechanic in Harvey, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Mechanic in Harvey, LA

    I have been working at Exterran (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    When there's work it's good, to much lack of work, managers lazy.

    Cons

    Lazy management, you must be in there buddy system for work, like the other service company, Exterran full of bs..

    Advice to Management

    stop the buddy system


  8. Helpful (1)

    Field Service Cordinatoor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Busy all the time. Plenty of work.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from the field. They don't know how things are anymore.


  9. pipe fitter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I believe is a good company

    Cons

    I have no cons with this company


  10. Great Employer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Clerk in Avinger, TX
    Former Employee - Billing Clerk in Avinger, TX

    I worked at Exterran (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and benefits...loved working here.

    Cons

    The advancement was slow go, but overall great company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    Wonderful Company.. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Try to retain employees who worth a lot



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