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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Office worker

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good pay to start. Company strives to be ethical and safe. Profit sharing and 401k are good. Values, employee appreciation preached at corporate level. Need more of that at local levels.

    Cons

    Management is uncaring. No regard for employees personal lives. Benefits should be better for such a large company. Not enough good people to get assigned work done. Stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only reason good employees stay is the economy is so bad and choices are limited. Get rid of the dead weight and treat good employees better. Take more employee surveys and act on results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Taneytown MD location - great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best work environments I've ever been in. People are professional, but very friendly and exceptionally generous with their time to help new-comers. There's a great life/work balance that is encouraged by management. These people know their business and there's always emphasis on trying to make process improvements.

    Cons

    The IT infrastructure is a bit dated. The local accounting/billing software is particularly old and difficult to work with at times (not very used-friendly). The onsite IT support is outstanding, but limited. If an IT issue is one that is under the local IT support, the issues are solved quickly and completely. IT issues handled by company-wide offsite IT issues may be another matter and make time and several calls with several different IT support personnel until the issue is resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give some thought to updating some of the older IT infrastructure and technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Learned a lot.

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Great people and a good team.

    Cons

    HR has too much control and salaries could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to improve their HR department as they have more control within the company and they need to improve the salary structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a healthy work environment

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Review from a former Applications Engineer.

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

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

    Pros

    I didn't realize how ethical Flowserve was until I worked for other companies. I miss the straight forwardness. Salary and bonus are fair. This is a good company to get experience from.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up if you're not a falling into line "yes" man.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like a lot of managerial systems (1 main boss and a dotted line to a 2nd boss) were theory found in book and implemented by people with no practical experience.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Safe and Stable, but Slow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD

    I worked at Flowserve as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The safety culture is outstanding. All employees go through a safety training and best-practice safety techniques are used throughout the office and manufacturing plant.
    The continuous improvement culture is outstanding as well. There's a dedicated CIP black belt professional employee on-site to help ensure that the work environment is constantly getting better.
    The office employees are all very nice and friendly. I've never met such a welcoming and considerate group of people in one place.
    There are employee picnics and weekly volleyball games during the summer (after-hours of course) that help to round out the work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company computer management system is pretty old. The main software used to track parts and place orders (Symix) is over 20 years old I believe. It works and it's not too hard to get used to, but it shows how backdated the computer system is.
    The pumps sold by Flowserve are top of the line, which is good. But the bad thing is that engineering employees aren't focused on innovation or improving the design of the pumps (because they're essentially already as good as they can be).
    The company wifi only worked on half of the office when I was there. And one of the urinals didn't flush for close to 2 months before somebody was called in to fix it. If things aren't costing the company money or creating a safety risk, they'll probably be ignored or postponed in lieu of "more important" matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I want to say to revamp the computer system, but I know that would be a HUGE overhaul and it would be very difficult for employees to adjust to a new system. Perhaps find a way to digitize data in spreadsheet-type databases instead of scanning whole documents into the network drives.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company who takes care of its employees

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

    I worked at Flowserve as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provides for its interns well
    Encourages questions
    No formal intern training, but included in employee training
    On-site machine shop

    Cons

    Slight disconnect from management
    Early mornings, but bodes well for traffic

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

    Mostly good

    • 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

    Fair degree of independence and decision making latitude. Nice facility in corporate HQ and location is convenient. Business model is solid and industry has staying power (i.e., it's not going away) - Fluid motion control (pumps, valves and seals).

    Cons

    Politics seemed a bit heavy - lots of hush-hush talk. There always seemed to be something going on/scheming of one sort or another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Live for the moment, no long term insight.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It will meet the need until anything else comes along.

    Cons

    Knee jerk reactions to anything that come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Flowserve was a beyond worth company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Flowserve allows you to stand on your own feet. Very flexible with minimum supervision with your managers. The sole ability to learn with mistakes is crucial for growth and development.

    Cons

    Managers have a "pass the buck" attitude. The chance for applying your ideas are often overlooked by your superiors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better 90 day orientation for employees to feel more comfortable in their role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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