Flowserve Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Flowserve CEO Mark Blinn
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Pros
  • There are employee picnics and weekly volleyball games during the summer (after-hours of course) that help to round out the work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Very good benefits which includes up to 5 weeks vacation per year, very traditional and strong products in strong markets (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero work life balance for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Fueled by tribal knowledge of experienced work force, new ideas and fresh perspectives are often met with strong opposition (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    There

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Many good people work here. Benefits.

    Cons

    Raises are low. No work life balance. Never gives enough time to complete projects before they are starting another - when the previous one still does not work properly. 'Cast System' with management. No team building and one company sponsored event.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people


  2. Workers are Great! Dallas Imparts "Caste System" Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Flowserve

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The direct employees are extremely competent, easy to work with and many are very loyal. They have a wealth of subject matter experts in Utah, Cookeville, Essen and Linkoping that will be retiring soon with nor heirs apparent. They let you keep your frequent flyer miles and do not take them for wives to use on annual executive team building trips.

    Cons

    Dallas executives do not understand that the culture of pitting manufacturing sites against each other is not conducive to global team building. Top down Management decisions with that ignore input from experts. No open door policy. As a whole, the Executives who profess the philosophy of outsourcing engineering and manufacturing as a lower cost to India is akin to the Hans Christian Anderson story of The Emperor's New Clothes. Unless you worked at Masoneilan, there exists no upward mobility. Valtek, Durco, Sereg, NAF, and Kammer former employees will never make senior executives for Flowserve

    Advice to Management

    Quit Outsourcing to off shore companies that do not understand the industry and do not understand by US LAW. You cannot replace subject matter experts with 20+ years of experience with Indian engineers out of college with 2 years of experience that have no comprehension of process safety or have never even seen the equipment in a operating industrial plant. Include your sales pipeline on providing input to items that directly affect them and most of all Reach out to the customers! Those in Dallas do not know what the end users desire to move ahead and focus only on the balance sheet, CGS and headcount.


  3. Can machinist 2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are not in the loop you are a nobody and they use you..

    Cons

    Buddy buddy work the dark and easy on the light

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy hell we have to live and suoport our family too


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Journey from Hero to Zero"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I started my career as an Associate Engineer at Valve division (then FCEC). When it was valve division, things were good. Though site leadership was a burning issue, it never had impact on bottom level engineers.

    1. Good place to accumulate product knowledge.
    2. Wide variety of job portfolios

    Cons

    1. Lack of vision towards R&D path.
    2. No career path for R&D engineers! Trust me, hardly 15-20 engineers out of 300 work on R&D. One has to wait for long ( and sometimes you have to please your manager) to get some projects!
    3. HR wing is useless. HR is a secret agent for site leadership. HR carries all information from employees to site leadership to turn against employees.
    4. Apathy towards employees. No single demand of employee has been fulfilled after formation of GTEC .
    5. Linguistic and regional bias-ism is prominent

    Advice to Management

    Incompetent site leadership. HR in GTEC is pathetic. HR is always busy monitoring employee punch in and punch out browsing data (who is browsing what). "Innovation first" cannot be achieved in such a pathetic atmosphere. Please trust your employees (bottom level engineers) not agents (managers & site leadership).


  6. Difficult management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of hard-working, dedicated employees who value producing a superior work product. Co-workers go out of their way to help and support one another.

    Cons

    A lot of difficulty with management, especially first line managers. A great deal of pressure for results, but they provide no support in reaching those goals.

    Advice to Management

    It's fine to ask a great deal of your employees, but not without providing the support needed to actually meet goals.


  7. Not a positive working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time

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

    Pros

    You have great visibility from upper management and networking is pretty easy. If you plan to climb the corporate ladder, Flowserve is a decent place to start,

    Cons

    Not flexible with salaried employees hours
    No recognition for hard work or positive results
    Distrust between departments
    Broken processes that management refuses to chance

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust and respect your employees. A positive environment can help productivity. Management training courses would benefit the entire leadership team.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good start to downward spiral

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

    I have been working at Flowserve

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

    Pros

    Benefits are average for comparable firms.
    Typical co-workers good to work with, strive for performance and pride in work.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity based only on politics and not performance.
    Poor support from management, poor tools to perfrom job function.
    Management disconnected. No planning only reactive. No communication.
    Management not trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to review integrity of management.
    Need to actually commit to emphasized "ethics", "diversity" and "customer service", not merely recite rhetoric.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best infrastructure given to falsifying customer records,cheating them on Third party Inspection

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diploma Engineer Trainee in Coimbatore (India)
    Current Employee - Diploma Engineer Trainee in Coimbatore (India)

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Infrastructure given to cheat the customers easily

    Learn the best and smarter way to cheat

    Cons

    Tactics
    harassment from asst managers and managers for being conscious on work

    Advice to Management

    Please work Conscious towards customers


  10. Helpful (2)

    Frustrating, Very bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing...
    Very difficult to find pros... What I can say is colleagues are friendly... Apart from that its not worth to work here...

    Cons

    Very less hike, no promotion, no knowledge gaining, high partiality n politics, no care n respect for employee.... Etc etc

    Advice to Management

    No use. They rule. They don't listen to anyone...


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a healthy work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting mechanical engineering experience in the analysis and design of centrifugal pumps. Since the engineering office is in the same building as the manufacturing plant, there are plenty of opportunities for an engineer to look at actual parts in order to understand better a pump design.

    Cons

    Flowserve is a large company that has grown through acquisitions of smaller companies. Although the small companies are now under the Flowserve umbrella, they still function as what they used to be before they became Flowserve. This hinders collaboration between Flowserve plants because they still view each other as competitors.

    Moreover Flowserve has a less than desirable work environment. Often times meetings are scheduled and the meeting organizer never shows up. This is highly unprofessional, and a red flag that something is terribly wrong.

    Finally, there is a mentality of "we've always done things this way" that does not welcome engineers coming from an industry other than the pump manufacturing industry.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.



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