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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Christopher Rossi
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  • Work life balance doesn't exist here, hands down (in 9 reviews)

  • Just like most large companies dealing with upper management is not always a joy (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Bellevue office is R&D and as such is involved in new technology
    Sheltered from some "big company" negatives
    Small close knit group

    Cons

    Owned by Siemens - Having to follow the Siemens/German ways
    Extremely Budget conscious
    Lots of oversight by management

    Advice to Management

    Allow people the freedom to do their job


  2. "Good Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Good management team / Compliance department rocks!

    Cons

    Too many multi level managers

  3. "Drafting Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Worked here for years. Good people and a great company.

    Cons

    Demanding work and long hours.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Going Downhill Fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    There aren't many to speak of any more.

    Cons

    A shark tank full of people clawing to keep their jobs, while sacrificing others. Contractors are being chosen over long time employees in some cases because they are friends of managers. It's everyone for themselves in this sinking ship and those that have put their blood, sweat, and tears into their jobs over the years will likely walk away with nothing in the next short time.
    Benefits and PTO are very poor and getting worse. Raises have been getting smaller over the last few years.
    Siemens is about to absorb this company completely and Dresser Rand will be no more.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees opportunities to find something within Siemens. Promote them to their counterparts, give them networking opportunities. Look out for others than just yourself.


  5. "There are better companies to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    The placed is outdated, their management is horrible, they don;t appreciated the employees

    Cons

    I meet Great co workers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Short-termism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Excellent equipment designs are top of the line in the industry.

    Cons

    Short-termism rampant in major business decisions, such as outsourcing engineering and drafting for increasingly unreasonable scope, with far-reaching negative impact on projects but a very good labor rate in the short term. Cost-saving schemes include leaving higher-level positions unfilled and permanently "temporarily" placing responsibilities upon subordinates without increased pay or promotion. Raises laughable across the board (you need to leave the company or switch positions to see any reasonable increase).

    Advice to Management

    If you want D-R to perform well in the long run, cultivate your workforce as the industry relies upon solid experience and knowledge. The value is difficult to quantify in a board meeting but the impact will be seen.


  7. "It's an okay job."

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    Current Employee - Security Guard
    Current Employee - Security Guard
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for retirees - flexible hours - easy work - no stress.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times. Not a nice job during nasty weather. Not much interaction with people.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more site specific training by the supervisor at that site.

  8. "Was a good company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a sense of family between employees

    Cons

    Lots of personnel gaps that have to be filled out by other employees as the company has been on a "hire freeze" for a few years now. Since it got acquired by Siemens, working conditions at DR have been deteriorating significantly

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking on tasks that fall outside of your job descriptions without added compensation. History has proven that this does not translate into job security!!


  9. "Earn your stripes, you will be rewarded here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work to go around
    International experience
    Invests in people

    Cons

    Titles don't mean anything, can manage plenty of people and still be an analyst


  10. "BDM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Recently acquired by Siemens, lots of room for mobility

    Cons

    poor communication for system and process migration - i assume that once all the kinks are worked out this will no longer be a problem


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