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Dresser-Rand Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "DR Stinks"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Estimator and Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Estimator and Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Nobody knows anything, back stabbing is awarded.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Blue Collar Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Olean, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Olean, NY

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Senior technical experts are excellent. Talented people are very nice to interact with, although their numbers are very low.

    Cons

    It is 100+ year old company and does feel like it. Leadership is blue collar ... undereducated and lack of global experience. Watch out for politics. Horrible experience with people at their Albany, NY steam turbine group. Could not believe they are actually engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Accept the fact that you are not qualified to lead and be brave to step down. Let Siemens leadership take over (since you are part of Siemens now).

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for multiple responsibilities

    Cons

    Under staffed,several leads, resource limited


  4. Helpful (1)

    "electrical mechanice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    small company good benefits good work environment

    Cons

    no real room for growth

    Advice to Management

    not likely need to know someone


  5. Helpful (4)

    "If you're not White, beware!"

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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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay compared to most companies in the area but not that great compared to real O & G Companies.

    Cons

    Very low diversity and has some racist employees.
    Some of their offices are located in terrible towns.
    Management makes and breaks a lot of promises.
    During the layoffs, they fired most of the few black people they have.
    Employees are very candid about their disdain for Obama and love of their Guns.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Diversity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olean, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to pay my bills

    Cons

    Layoffs, company can not be trusted

    Advice to Management

    Run into a wall head first


  7. "Process Innovation"

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    Former Employee - Process Innovation WLV in Wellsville, NY
    Former Employee - Process Innovation WLV in Wellsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone works 7-4PM, the parking lot is empty shortly thereafter, if you the minimum effort, you are a superstar.

    Cons

    Inconsistent vision or mission which are backwards

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results for clients vs. internal politics

  8. "Project development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chalmette, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chalmette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Support R&D, benefits are attractive

    Cons

    Spread thin with people, due to size slow to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Attract more experienced domestic talent.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dresser-Rand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are friendly enough.

    Cons

    Benefits are just ok - expensive with a deductible medical program only. People are not made to work and there's no repercussions for not working. No one is held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    make quicker actions to let go of non performing staff. people have been with the company for years, doing nothing, and they are still employed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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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

    Pros

    A lot to learn for newhire

    Cons

    The HR is really bad! They are not worth to be trusted! They paid you much less than you deserved.
    the life balance at Olean NY is a disaster!

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your team members fairly and transparently.


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