Flowserve

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical disfunctional company, some areas better than others, blindly driven by engineer types not good business people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA

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

    Pros

    Good money, good products, potential to carve out your own professional island in a sea of disorganization

    Cons

    Management run on emotion, not facts. Lots of cronyism. Some people should have been gone long ago. People at the top only know they should push the latest trends and buzzwords. They have no real vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be an incredible company but there is no real plan from the top down. If you don't figure out how to schedule soon the competition is going to finish eating your lunch! 40 weeks to make a pump and you can't schedule the parts on time? Parts for jobs continue to be lost because you have a lousy process for tracking from dock to stock to job. Can't justify hiring real professionals in this area? Jeeez. The culture is to blame, curse and yell. That is just lame in 2014. Wake up! Take that top level bonus money and spend it on the employees. How about an on site cafeteria? How about getting rid of the 1950's desks? How about giving employees the privacy professionals deserve? Who wants to sit with their back exposed so management can see what they are doing? Is it a place people want to work? Better take a look around at successfull companies, do they have any of the above? If you think I'm describing a country club work environment, then YOU are a dinosaur from the 1940s. You have all the metrics in the world but you are still failing miserably, why? Could it be that you think that guys like the one you brought over from Neuclear to be in charge are the right type? You know who I mean; the one who gleefully, in large training sessions, told how he would fire people and then go back to his hotel and order a nice steak dinner and sleep like a baby because those people were slackers. Yea, that's right, those are not people you want running your company. Glad he is gone, hope you learned something from that one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to gain engineering experience

    • Culture & Values
    Current Intern - Applications Engineer Intern
    Current Intern - Applications Engineer Intern

    I have been working at Flowserve as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Appears to be a very honest company fully committed to serving the customers
    - Employees promote a good office atmosphere
    - Great hands-on experience with rotating equipment
    - Gained exposure to chemical plants

    Cons

    - Management not very clear about roles of an intern
    - Some days when many employees worked away from the office, leaving very little to do

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for, however their systems are a bit old

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Coordinator
    Current Employee - Transportation Coordinator

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

    Pros

    People here are very committed

    Cons

    Poor communication & operating systems in some plants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need improvement in communication on large project. Cross function teams would help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  6. 2 people 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
  7.  

    Flowserve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Company and financially stable

    Cons

    Zero work life balance for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with strong financial results, very conservative.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits which includes up to 5 weeks vacation per year, very traditional and strong products in strong markets.

    Cons

    The company has limited strategic planning, a very high overhead structure that limits growth at the plant level. Many cases of limited understanding of markets and growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the good people at the plant make the day to day decisions to met or exceed market expections.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpaid project managers

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    • 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 a 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
  10. 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 a 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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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