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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • work life balance, Pay and perks (in 6 reviews)

  • Loved the work, learned many new things, great people to work with (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, long history, talented engineering staff.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional union/management relationship since 2007.


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bought out by Siemens and they investing a lot of capital into the facility.

    Cons

    Poor work culture by both union and salary employees makes it difficult to make positive changes.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the talented driven employees.


  3. "Aero-Thermo Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Aero-Thermo Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Aero-Thermo Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Dresser-Rand is like working in a big family; we know one another; we work with one another.
    Any employee will always take the time to explain you a concept you do not understand.
    My managers always listen to what I have to say and take into account my comments.

    Cons

    There is no long-term career plan for employee.


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  5. "Decent but not great"

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location and decent pay but that's about ti

    Cons

    politics, small company and benefits


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    "Management Role"

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    Former Employee - Manager (Resigned) in Wellsville, NY
    Former Employee - Manager (Resigned) in Wellsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and some good co-workers

    Cons

    Union is constantly at war with management. It is really a toxic relationship. Top management turnover is rapid which causes yo-yo effect on projects. They bring in worthless consultants to band aid problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get a long term plan and stick to it. Create a functioning culture for all employees.


  7. "Assimilation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented and dedicated co-workers, strong brand and history

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits and comp; politicians not leaders; Siemens acquisition is killing off best things about the company

    Advice to Management

    Learn and practice real leadership skills instead of focusing on yourselves. Listen to and value your people, you will lose more and more once the market turns around.


  8. "Sycnhrony is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, benefits. Other then management the others employees are great people.

    Cons

    Management is cut throat. Hired my replacement, had me train him then let me go 3 days after i closed on my house, exhausting my savings. The day after my wife totals her car and while i have a 7 month old at home to take care of. 3 months before my sons first christmas. Then HR admits it was the plan all along to do this exact move : have me train my replacement then fire me etc. Everyone there claims to be christian yet will stab you in the back for their own gain. My boss lied to my face 3 different times the day i was let go. They let me go on a Wednesday and he didnt even come out to speak with me that Monday or Tuesday to warn me , when he would normally check in daily with me. He has no balls to look in a mans face and tell him they are letting me go he just hid in his office till that Wednesday. Karma will smack you all in the face one day.

    Advice to Management

    How about worry about your employees. Dont look at them as items to just throw to the side when you see fit. Karma is a son of a gun.


  9. "Temp"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Louisiana, MO
    Former Employee - Laborer in Louisiana, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than a year)

    Pros

    Per diem, own hotel room.

    Cons

    Everything about this job is a con. They show no appreciation for their employees, talked down and berate you. There is almost no communication. Getting any kind of info about anything is like pulling teeth, and they act like you are ruining their day for asking anything. Supervisors won't train at all. Raises are none existent. I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what professionalism is and teach it to the people that are appointed said roles in the field.


  10. "Buyer"

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

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company with a small company feel. People are great and with the new Siemens integration there are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    With the down turn of oil and gas, the initiatives set by management are extreme. Not a lot of explanation on targets or goals set by upper management.


  11. "Distribution Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor in Coudersport, PA
    Former Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor in Coudersport, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with world class equipment.

    Cons

    Very little chance of advancement.


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