Exterran Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
57 Reviews

3.3
57 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 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Working at Exterran

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Short commute from my home. Like the people I interact with the most. My opinion counts for the most part.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are below standard for a O/G company. The IT management is dysfunctional to say the least. Too dependent on the Oracle ERP, which is laughable how bad the implementation was and continues to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of most of the IT management. Stop charging for internal IT services, as this will allow the business and IT to work closer together to get efficient applications developed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work opportunities worldwide, career development program. Well positioned in the market in comparison with their competitors.

    Cons

    Depends on the market situation.

    Approves of CEO
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    Lacks organization, and accountability.

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    Current Employee - Shop Mechanic  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Shop Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn, always busy, no real signs of slowing down no matter the position taken. Lots of chances to shine if you're willing to put in the work, and take the overtime.

    Cons

    Overwork good employees, overlook the bad ones.

    Insurance is expensive

    No suggestions or input accepted

    Organization is a myth and teamwork doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many good employees and too much great knowledge at hand to run a company this poorly.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people were caring and good to work with. Good environment.

    Cons

    Not as nimble as they used to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Welder  in  Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Welder in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Exterran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only Pro I can think of, Steady Dayshift.

    Cons

    They lied about the hourly pay rate. They lied about benefits. They lied about everything from the start. Very unprofessional, immature Management. I would not recommend this place to anyone.they have their own lil click. They pic their own pets for overtime, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Back to Texas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Still Growing Up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An industry leader by size that is hungry to lead and set the tone in the industry; the company continues to mature and grow into it's position in the market. The company has significant financial strength and is growing increasingly willing to yield that strength.

    Cons

    Systems, processes and infrastructure remain immature for a company of it's size. Middle management and below 'on boarding' processes are developing but remain fundamental at best. Middle management and above employee orientation relies heavily on immediate leadership (in many cases immediate leaders do not understand the importance of time spent on this guidance).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain unwaivering focus on development of systems, processes and infrastructure development.
    Push the envelope on risk tolerance and significantly increase the speed of decision making relating to regular course of business transactions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work for

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Exterran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great

    Cons

    Lack of communication and somewhat disorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very close family used to look out for one another

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Tech III  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Tech III in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Great wages lots of overtime

    Cons

    Changed management went down the drain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favorites and politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    working for exterran on the rental side was a good postion to be in with a well trained crew to get help when needed.

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    Former Employee - Field Tech  in  Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Field Tech in Houma, LA

    I worked at Exterran full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ins was fair, had good support form the exterran shop

    Cons

    had to watch our OT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working a 7&7 shift would be nice to be paid for the travel time to and from dock

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to learn...then leave.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

    I worked at Exterran full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great managers at Exterran. You can learn a lot from them, if your willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    You should learn all you can in the first 3-5 years, then leave for better. They over work thier great employees. The pay is not great, okay for entry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look at your pay grades & ranges. They are way too low for the Oil & Gas Services industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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