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Exterran Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • Upper management cannot agree on anything (in 13 reviews)

  • Too top heavy and focused less on the employee than they should be (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work and grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exterran full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and personal development are very good. I was lucky and had outstanding supervisors and leadership.

    Cons

    After the Exterran / Archrock split all the good things got lost. I should have gone to the Archrock side.

    Advice to Management

    Look up the definition of "Management".


  2. "Maybe things will get better, but I'm not waiting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management has great ideas and are working hard to fix everything in the Company to get us back on track.

    Cons

    Doesn't like to promote from within
    Pays well under market averages for roles, and refuses to give real raises
    Must get an offer from another Company for them to increase your salary
    Many groups are severely understaffed so you have to do the work of multiple people
    Training is a joke/nonexistent
    Technology is lagging

    Advice to Management

    Change is great, but you need to work on retention, and work culture.

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exterran full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exterran is a good company to work. They are flexible in many areas including in and out schedules and occasionally working from home.

    Cons

    There are some work redundancies because the current system does not allow users to switch from one screen to another maintaining the same information. There are also few manual processes they are currently trying to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management is moving in the correct direction, considering where the company was ten years ago.


  4. "good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    when there is work to be done you can easy put in 60 hours. That is good and bad. very clean and neat. safety is number 1

    Cons

    i was there for almost 3 years and never got a raise. When you need to leave early, managers look down on that.

    Advice to Management

    look at the people who work the hardest and reward them


  5. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exterran (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok

    Cons

    Always on-call, horrible management, & no promotional opportunities


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, when the work actually comes in."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Friendly people. Enough variety so you're not doing the same thing every single day. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs, salary freeze for two years "to prevent more layoffs" followed by - you guessed it - more layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth. The recovery has started, and the exodus of good employees seeking higher salaries has started too.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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

    I worked at Exterran (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    everyone works together for better service

    Cons

    upper got too large / got rid of experienced employees

    Advice to Management

    experience pays off

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Mail Clerk, Facilities Supervisor Lead, Facilities Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk, Facilities Supervisor Lead, Facilities Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exterran (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary and I enjoyed working with my co-workers

    Cons

    they are subject to the oil and gas market


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Broussard, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is Good! Great people and benefits. Pay is good. Vacation is great. 11 paid holidays.

    Cons

    If working "On Call", you're always waiting for a call out which can suck if you want to be off.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep your employees first. They're what keep the company going. Safety is a must and y'all do a great job with it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Document Control"

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    Former Employee - Document Controller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Controller in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exterran (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    No room to grow and the systems they use are not up to par.


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