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ITT Goulds Pumps Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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ITT Goulds Pumps CEO Robert J. Pagano Jr.
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  1. "Managing better than most"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Seneca Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering in Seneca Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time

    Pros

    As I write this we are about 2 years into a pretty horrible downturn in the oil & gas market. Compared to their peers Goulds has weathered it better than most. That says a lot for the resilience of the people here and why I enjoy working here. The vast majority of people around you do care and it shows in their daily interactions.

    Cons

    ITT corporate periodically descend from White Plains to fiddle with things. In my experience (with the notable exception of culture training), this has seldom worked out well.

    It is as almost as if they talk a different bizarre language, which in itself would not matter except that often that hides a singular lack of skill in running a going concern. For example some recent hiring decisions they had involvement in (such as the short lived and highly disruptive ES VP), severely distracted everyone from the important task of running a business in a downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Find things to keep ITT White Plains corporate distracted with something shiny/unimportant, and as far away as possible from the nuts and bolts of running a company.


  2. "Goulds ITT Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, strong engineering expertise, Great people

    Cons

    Tied to Oil & Gas market so sales are down recently, have been downsizing

    Advice to Management

    Make sure they retain key technical people


  3. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seneca Falls, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time

    Pros

    Great union pay and benefits. Really quiet on the night shift allows to get things done. Most people always willing to help.

    Cons

    To much management. White Plains needs to turn Goulds into a multifaceted shop. Too much potential to be praying on just oil industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D. Always look ahead


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  5. "Very good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work day, do not have hard deadlines to meet. Nice people, good bosses.

    Cons

    Not in a great location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    ""Dysfunctional Company with lack of Leadership""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time

    Pros

    Great products across all facilities.

    Cons

    It seems that systems and people are about 50 years behind. Engineering staff still manually search for drawings/ documents and people are unwilling to share anything. There is no centralized location for engineering files, and each person stores his or her own in their cubical.
    No one works as a team, and managers vocally bad mouth other managers. Very dysfunctional company.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and stop turning a blind eye to what is happening. Stop pretending that everything is ok and it is not.


  7. "Field Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Magnolia, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people!!! Excellent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of older staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger folks to backfill positions prior to older folks retiring


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company with a Lack of Internal Direction & Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seneca Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seneca Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are great people working at Goulds who are veterans and who are good team players and have a "family" type attitude toward each other. ITT is a decent corporation to work for in terms of taking care of its employees.

    Cons

    There is far too much "dead weight" in the middle management and the Industrial Process segment corporate positions. Many people have a "that's not my job so that's not my problem" attitude. The manufacturing group has no accountability to customer commitments and leaves the front end of the business "hanging" in conference calls, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat, change your business model to reduce multiple people performing the same tasks multiple times to catch errors. Develop processes with built-in automation to reduce errors. Get the sales team on the same page with the factory. Give support and power to the order processing teams so that they can make a difference without putting in 70-hour work weeks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Test Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Technician in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Goulds Pumps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any reason for pros they keep you as a temp so they don't have to pay you any vacation or benefits.

    Cons

    Work as a temp, keep you out of anything that is entitled to regular full time employees such as bonus

    Advice to Management

    Hire people before 3 years of temp


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supplier Quality Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Seneca Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Seneca Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, growing business, terrible leadership

    Cons

    Management is a train wreck

    Advice to Management

    Sexual harassment lawsuit coming soon


  11. "Applications Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Goulds Pumps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work varies in load and complexity.
    There is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Same-level coworkers are generally easy to work with but many or "over-worked" and do not have availability to provide answers in a timely fashion when needed.
    Information is compartmentalized.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and interested in some of the day-to-day, even if it is just checking to see how a project is progressing. Hand-holding is not expected, or desired, but often it comes across that something is only important if things are going wrong.


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