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
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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. 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
  2.  

    Definitely a Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and fairly decent pay

    Cons

    Poor communication and undefined processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to lead you to a great career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exterran

    Pros

    This company strives to advance every employee they have. Gives you no choice but to better your career.

    Cons

    There are no downsides. I had a great experience.

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  5.  

    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

    I worked at Exterran as a contractor for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    Good Work Environment.......Terrible Middle and Upper Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn other areas of the business. Great co-workers. 9/80 was a great perk.

    Cons

    No accountability from other teams when working on a project. Communication is lacking from middle and upper management. Hiring/promotion nepotism adopted within the past 2 years; hiring outside versus promoting with-in. No upward mobility career path. Entrenched complacent middle management with little desire for change. Very few knowledgeable project managers; projects seldom complete on time. Salary increases are below government COLA index. Long hours without compensation, financially or other. Elimination of 9/80 work week based on a few that took advantage of the perk; instead of punishing the few, the entire company lost the perk. Gallup poll has not improved over the years; why waste money on Gallup when middle and upper management do not make changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice will not help as recommendations are not heeded. The answers are there and have been communicated but are not acted on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company but it was unorganized.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran full-time

    Pros

    good pay, benefits were very good

    Cons

    lots of hours, disorganized within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be more present and ensure people are doing their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

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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

    Very proactive Executive Leadership with a solid approach to reducing cost and improving financial performance. Solid moral values and ethic approach to business. Diverse ethnic employee base and better approach to employee engagement within this last year. Better employee programs since the new CEO took charge of the company.

    Cons

    Insufficient investment in Career path development for valued employees. Weak succession planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve travel policy for Business Class qualification when flight travel exceed 8 hours nonstop legs. Improve vacation rollover policy to payout option for vacation surplus. Improve strategic training and training budgets to improve workforce knowledge in areas that raise the core competences of key personnel. Improve Career path strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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

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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry Leader in Compression

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exterran

    Pros

    People, Middle Management, Good cohesive teams.

    Cons

    Upper Management, too many investment bankers making rash decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who know the business not investment bankers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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