Flowserve

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Flowserve Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
175 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance,moderate compensation,opportunity to develop yourselves (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
  • Company pays for further education, but difficult to maintain school/work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Career development opportunities are limited (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not your typical corporate setting. People are laid back but here to provide results for our customers.

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits include full health coverage, healthy and safe work environment, and very manageable working hours (7:30-4:00 most days).

    Cons

    The position I'm currently in has a high turnover rate. Either you are promoted with 2-3 years or you move on to another company. Often times, our customers will hire engineers and pay higher salaries, Flowserve will not match. It seems as if the position is replaceable, which is understandable from a business stand point, but doesn't sit well with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep the bigger picture in perspective. 99% of Application Engineers DO NOT see themselves in this position more than 2-3 years down the road. Work with engineers to understand how they want to grow and where they can move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work, if it's for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of vertical movement if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Some managers can dishonest and hard to work under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your middle management (regional sales managers) more responsible for accurate forecasting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

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

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, there are still some great people in management roles that are fair and have high work ethics, the majority of the employees in the field are hard working, great sales force, Flowserve has great products. there are great training courses available as long as they are utilized as they used to be years ago at the sales meetings.

    Cons

    The company has gone downhill as far as a company to work for. The morale was at an all time low when I left, people who had been there for over 10 years were leaving. The company had stopped sales meetings, incentives, etc. The CEO and COO lost perspective on the most important part of the company which should be the people. If your employees are not in a pleasant work environment then they will not be as productive as they should be. Flowserve expects more work but will not give more pay, they eliminate a position or a person and won't fill it to save money however you are to compensate for that person without being compensated. if it were temporary it is understandable however if it is for 1 year, 2 years, and so on it is the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people in the company, advance within the company, train people appropriately, it takes money to make money, actually listen to the employees and remember your sales force are the ones who are bringing in the money not the people sitting in the corporate office. The board members and C levels need to come from behind the "closed doors" and step up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start to downward spiral

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

    I have been working at Flowserve

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overworked and underpaid project managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vernon, CA

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some selected individuals make it worth working here.

    Cons

    Long hours, and expect to work from home answering emails, phone calls. No personal life. Terribly disorganized and everyone will throw you under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and place focus on their need to evolve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Short Term Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively good pay
    Great bonus program
    Good working level colleagues

    Cons

    Short term planning (if at all)
    bureaucratic and too much politic
    Badly managed facility with Union shop limiting any reform
    Expensive & inadequate medical insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, short-term launch pad

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

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very stable, and great exposure to mechanical, materials, manufacturing engineering, and also well known industry wide amongst direct competitors (GE, Siemens, Emerson etc.). Good people overall, not a 'penny-wise-pound foolish company', and they invest in employees well. A solid career launch but not long term however.

    Cons

    Less innovation and less open to change with occasional periods of 'flatness' - not progressing much and somewhat frustrating to see their rigidity to come out of their comfort zone and do breakthrough work. There's also a lack of team-work and most people are older/ more mature. Not too many younger folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company is lagging 10 years behind the rest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Former in Springville, UT

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is hard to find some Pro's about a company that has been doing this for years. They offer insurance, a below average wage, as much hours you can work or want to work and a company shirt.

    Cons

    They work you with long hours & including weekends. At first it seems good for the money but after a few months and you need some time off. Your denied any PTO or time off for that matter. Your ideas are put on the back burner and Management will bring up ideas in Department meeting and don't give credit to the original person who is educated and thought of improving the current process at company. This hits another nerve, your not given any advancements for your education or experience. When your hired or given an offer they will pay you at the least amount of money regardless of your education or experience. They would rather hire out and have you teach someone else the ropes. Then show some appreciation to current employees who have worked there for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you put this to someone who is so dense. Don't tell me you understand my situation and deny me PTO or raises. Out of the millions we move in vales, pumps and parts we see the Quarterly reports for what the company is. IF your going to claim to be the top valve companies in the valley why do you treat your employees like crap? I hear on production floor, "When this was Valtek we had it good.." Please Please stop throwing company jackets at us. Do something that will benefit employees. Improved insurance, advance people who deserve it (not because their your buddy), listen to employees who have great ideas not the current manager who is a buffoon and claims others ideas and has no clue about there job. Oh one thing...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Can be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Flowserve full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is less hectic
    some career switches are possible if you find the right opportunity
    good team members
    working with business is interesting
    encourages employees to be inclined towards continuous improvement, invests in training
    recently investing heavily in new technology systems as current systems are very dated
    ethical and safe

    Cons

    not very social, no team outings, no team building, feels like a robot just coming in, doing their work and going home
    appraisals are like peanuts
    mainly a male dominated company
    no flexible timings (8-5 culture)
    if you are technically inclined, not a company for you as contractors are hired for programming, not much innovation...it is manufacturing company not an IT company
    no standard/global systems, every site has their own ERP system. data becomes fragmented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in a work-life balance and more opportunities for social life within the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too big to get noticed

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

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

    Pros

    Big Company - financially strong

    Cons

    its so big, you are just a number - totally disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value young emplyees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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