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Flowserve Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life Balance is also a plus (in 18 reviews)

  • good benefits like study possibility's (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Over time, bad work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The products are highly attached to the oil and gas industry, so business is not very good right now (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Never did job that I was hired to do. Cnc Mill programming"

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    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer in Taneytown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay, until the pay cut, were good and I liked the location.

    Cons

    Was hired to for cnc mill programming, instead I was put on cylindrical grinder, turret lathe, and cnc lathe , was told I wasn't preforming well, they were going to give me a 20% pay cut. and was untrainable, all this in less that a 3 month period !! When I asked about the cnc mill I was told that they had enough people for them and I was needed on other equipment. My background with Pro E , Master cam and Edge cam , programming on v33 Makino Mills. I later found out I was not the First person to encounter this. It did work out for me as I was restated at my former job , at a higher pay rate.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that have background on the jobs you have open, and put people that you do hire on the job they are hired for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No career growth, salary is low."

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    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff in Vernon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'll let you know when I find one

    Cons

    Low salary, no growth. Your feedback and opinion do not matter to management. Your career goals are always ignored especially if you end up working in the nuclear engineering group.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Put them where they want to be.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Runaway from Flowserve if you are serious about your Career or your next job. Flowserve is for a basic job not a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - They won't fire you, even if you don't perform well
    - They pay decent salaries and benefits

    Cons

    - Your career is doomed. You may not be able to find another job, because you will not gain any new skills by doing a Flowserve job
    - Bad promotion policies
    - Very slow salary growth (2 to 3 % per year)
    - No recognition for good work. Poor performer and best performer are almost treated the same way

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on career building for all employees. If you don't, no talented people will continue to work for you
    - Promote people fairly
    - Focus on employee education
    - Don't make your Marketing department people post best reviews about the company on this website


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Simply a pay check"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Machinist in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Again, simply a pay check.

    Cons

    Stifling level of nepotism and narcissism . After a decade of multiple senior managers, no improvement in sight. As stated in another review at a different facility, hard quality work is rewarded no differently than incompetence or even malice. Still somehow management maintains a very high opinion of themselves. Despite a litany of lofty corporate mantras and catch fraises, this company is just a big pump and dump for the CEO's.

    Advice to Management

    Hoping to see management @ Dallas wake up, but have to believe the problem starts there.


  5. "Run from the biased management in SS Tex"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there really is nothing good to say about the place, except many shop employees are well above office people in training and skill.

    Cons

    Long hours, mandatory overtime, very poor leadership,low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    stop with the kaizen junk,that is outdated and doesnt work. if shop employees are required to work and miss their families so should office personnel for support.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a healthy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taneytown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting mechanical engineering experience in the analysis and design of centrifugal pumps. Since the engineering office is in the same building as the manufacturing plant, there are plenty of opportunities for an engineer to look at actual parts in order to understand better a pump design.

    Cons

    Flowserve is a large company that has grown through acquisitions of smaller companies. Although the small companies are now under the Flowserve umbrella, they still function as what they used to be before they became Flowserve. This hinders collaboration between Flowserve plants because they still view each other as competitors.

    Moreover Flowserve has a less than desirable work environment. Often times meetings are scheduled and the meeting organizer never shows up. This is highly unprofessional, and a red flag that something is terribly wrong.

    Finally, there is a mentality of "we've always done things this way" that does not welcome engineers coming from an industry other than the pump manufacturing industry.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good start to downward spiral"

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

    Pros

    Benefits are average for comparable firms.
    Typical co-workers good to work with, strive for performance and pride in work.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity based only on politics and not performance.
    Poor support from management, poor tools to perfrom job function.
    Management disconnected. No planning only reactive. No communication.
    Management not trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to review integrity of management.
    Need to actually commit to emphasized "ethics", "diversity" and "customer service", not merely recite rhetoric.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a positive working environment"

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

    I have been working at Flowserve full-time

    Pros

    You have great visibility from upper management and networking is pretty easy. If you plan to climb the corporate ladder, Flowserve is a decent place to start,

    Cons

    Not flexible with salaried employees hours
    No recognition for hard work or positive results
    Distrust between departments
    Broken processes that management refuses to chance

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust and respect your employees. A positive environment can help productivity. Management training courses would benefit the entire leadership team.


  9. "Difficult management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taneytown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hard-working, dedicated employees who value producing a superior work product. Co-workers go out of their way to help and support one another.

    Cons

    A lot of difficulty with management, especially first line managers. A great deal of pressure for results, but they provide no support in reaching those goals.

    Advice to Management

    It's fine to ask a great deal of your employees, but not without providing the support needed to actually meet goals.


  10. "Can machinist 2"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are not in the loop you are a nobody and they use you..

    Cons

    Buddy buddy work the dark and easy on the light

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy hell we have to live and suoport our family too


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