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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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Pros
  • small company good benefits good work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • work life balance, Pay and perks (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Long hours if projects fall behind (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Production Scheduler"

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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

    Good people to work with, but VERY pro-UNION

    Cons

    Bad management, from the Operations Mgr of Plant One on up.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Execution, Boundless Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent and extremely talented people to work with, management is easily accessible. Good attempts at community building and interfacing outside of work. Flexible work conditions depending on manager and department.

    Cons

    Talent is not developed. Little to no training, abilities of employees are EXTREMELY under-utilized. The staff is cut so low in important positions that people who are good employees are pushed past the point of breaking, continually asked to do more while providing these people with less resources. Other areas have more employees than are needed and do not provide a value added service. This is a boys club. Men start off making significantly more money, they are continually promoted and given bigger raises than women. Very sexist organization. Verbally abusive from upper management down, this abusive negative behavior is funneled down from the top and gets worse the lower in the organization you get. Business focus is to outsource, no pride in the product that is able to be built on site. There is a big riff between the company in the union which is not conducive to a positive work environment. Way too much finger pointing and wanting to know who is to blame. Playing the blame game is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a on-boarding training program to develop and maintain new employees. Provide proper training for employees to succeed when promoted rather than throwing them into a a new position to sink or swim.

    CHANGE the mentality!! This reinforced negative reaction to everything is extremely detrimental to almost all the employees and comes from the top. Stop trying to figure out who is to blame and work to develop lasting solutions. Invest the time and resources to develop and implement these solutions.


  6. "When to lead - or leave?"

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    Former Contractor - Inside Sales Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Inside Sales Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dresser-Rand as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i personally gained a lot of applicable knowledge and experience while working with Dresser-Rand. Given all that i learned over a span of two years i would absolutely recommend DR to those seeking employment. Operations - Safety - Supply Chain and Production managers all very smart, strong, and willing to listen leaders.

    Cons

    Inside sales department has HUGE skills gap in communication and effective management. Lack of performance feedback. Had to consistently remind manager to meet the payroll deadline, was paid late multiples of times. Was treated as a number..

    Advice to Management

    Replace your department managers with people who WANT to lead by example and motivate employees to continue working hard, instead of those who just "boss" people around because they can.


  7. "DR"

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    Former Employee - Professional Engineer in Olean, NY
    Former Employee - Professional Engineer in Olean, NY

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good teams and good people.

    Cons

    Lack of control of Production.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Company Bail Out"

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

    Pros

    None at this time. All of the upper management bailed out with a Golden Parachute and more power to them but in the greed the release all of the people who spent their entire lives making the company what it was...

    Cons

    Company has adopted a full time plan to be make it attractive for a buyout.
    Cut everything and every body to the bone.
    Leveraged any type of slump in the market to lay off employees who made the company what it is and replace with college entry people. I am not saying do not apply there but be aware that anyone could be cut at anytime.

    Advice to Management

    None. It would be a waste of time.


  9. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; however, there is not enough time to get the work done

    Cons

    Poor pay; too much work


  10. "DR in a nutshell"

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work performed

    Cons

    The morals and ethics of the leadership is highly questionable. They are not a company loyal to long term loyal people.


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