Flowserve

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Flowserve Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
176 Reviews
3.3
176 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Welcoming

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

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

    Pros

    Flowserve recognizes the importance of a welcoming atmosphere. They make an attempt to recognize the family aspect by doing a company picnic. Behaviors are rewarded and recognized. Praises are always given for a job well done.

    Cons

    I have no issues except that the office space is a bit dark and there are no windows near me at all. It kind of depresses the mood a little bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, great colleagues, but that is really all I can say because the reason I left was because I was dissatisfied.

    Cons

    Highly stressful and laborious performance management program. Too many changes, too fast and at once, and too much of "ruling" attitude from the "many" managers. Far too many meetings about things that could be sent quickly in a note. A lot of extra projects, training, plans for each group to help them each meet their targets removing you from your daily tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. Stop treating them like they are simple and irrelevant. Add more laborers and less management, so things can get done. Understand that not everyone needs or wants to be a manager and those people necessary also.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Bring back the old Flowserve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Class Machinist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - First Class Machinist in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Pay is good as long as you're on the managers good side.

    Unlimited overtime and weekends to work if you need money.

    Cons

    Give 100%, they expect 110%.
    Give 110%, they expect 120%.

    No regard to your personal life, they don't care. All they want is for you to be a robot and obey their command, don't expect any recognition, or anything in return. Our shop did record numbers and we got a 10 cent raise and hardly a bonus. While the managers (if you want to call them that) got their annual 30-50k bonus

    Insurance sorta sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You couldn't manage a lemonade stand. You need to remember where the money is being made. In the dirty hands of your hard working men. Not your cushy chair that you didn't earn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    The demand for oil and gas movement solutions is strong and will continue to be strong for the foreseeable future. This means Flowserve has a good outlook.

    Cons

    There is some bureaucracy and dysfunction. To quote a phrase "Well-functioning companies are all alike, dysfunctional companies are dysfunctional in their own way."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a bit harder at keeping the lines of communication open with the rank and file.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    The company and my supervisers went above and beyond to help me work and still take care of my husband when he got sick suffering with ALS. They worked with me and the time I needed to be at home to take of family. When i was going to leave to stay at home, they insisted that I take a family medical leave for 12 weeks so that I would actually be employed for a full ten years so I could take advantage of my full retirement. They did not have to do that and it has made all the difference in the wolrd now that I am alone.

    Cons

    None, really. Like all companies, there are always problems but this company really cares about it's employees and at the same time stay competetive in the world of finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments, your doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • 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

    The training is hands on, managers are great, and the environment really promotes growth. I would highly recommend searching for opportunities at Flowserve.

    Cons

    none, the company does it right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pleasant

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits; people are pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Dallas management interferes w/ consultant approach too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let local workers solve their own problems w/o consultants

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not so bad, just a job

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting products and good people to work with. Provided lots of training opportunities for ongoing education. Benefits are what you would expect for a corporation this size

    Cons

    Raises are very little most years. Employees that stay are given small yearly increases, but if you leave they will offer a huge increase to get you to stay. I chose to leave. With the corporate pay structure I would have never gotten a raise again at the higher level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees to better match market rates.

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