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Sulzer Pumps Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Sulzer Pumps CEO Klaus Stahlmann
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Pros
  • Very good salary, pension scheme, good work - life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Very good benefits, twice-annual company parties plus occasional company lunches (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many chiefs and poor management (in 3 reviews)

  • They tried to enlarge the Portland plant, but they can't get the permits for it because it is sitting on the river on top of a landfill (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Growth in skillsets is encouraged and rewarded. Depending on the department you are in, hours can be stringent (manufacturing/test) or more flexible (project management/engineering).

    Cons

    The pay and compensation is a little low for the industry so try and get as high a starting pay as possible.


  2. "Sulzer Portland thinly manned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer Pumps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love my co-workers, really top-notch people, average tenure >10 years. Very good benefits, twice-annual company parties plus occasional company lunches.

    Cons

    Sulzer closed some factories in 2016 and Portland got more work but also a reduction in employees, so everyone remaining is grossly overworked and burning out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  3. "Sulzer ABS Wastewater Pumps"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product line of wastewater pumps

    Cons

    At the time management had no water pump equipment experience. I felt having this would have helped them.


  4. "project engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good atmosphere and good benifits

    Cons

    Company is very good. no negative points


  5. "not sure why YOU MEAN"

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    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work OVERALL

    Cons

    none I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING BAD


  6. "Sulzer Pumps"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sulzer did spend money to up date the plant and advance the equipment that was needed to make working invornment safer for the employees.

    Cons

    Foreign owned very slow to make changes when changes were needed to be acted on quickly to advance plans to keep up with the industry.


  7. "This company is not stable and is very disorganized! STAY AWAY!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there for a number of years and really enjoyed my time and the group I was in, until October 2015. I worked with some amazing people and there is a lot of good talent, well, I should say there was a lot of good talent. until they made a decision to close the plant.

    Cons

    This company is no longer stable, poor management team, politics, 66% of the stock is owned by the Russians. Closed the Brookshire Plant and made a decision to move vertical pumps to Portland. They have a property that is all but paid for in Brookshire, lesser taxes, closer to Mexico, Brazil, and a majority of the customers are in the Houston area. They then move the remaining staff to sub leased space in the energy corridor. Basically they have property sitting there not being used. They tried to enlarge the Portland plant, but they can't get the permits for it because it is sitting on the river on top of a landfill. . Very poor moral!

    Advice to Management

    I am not creating this posting as a disgruntled employee, but as a warning to other potential employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer Pumps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, highly experienced people

    Cons

    Poor management direction and organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "HR Needs to be drastically improved"

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    Former Employee - Operations Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many middle management employees are great to work for and with.

    Cons

    Sulzer has a terrible HR department. They are unprofessional, unorganized and their mistakes are never their problems to correct. Communication and follow-up/follow-through is terrible as well.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the HR department before their mistakes create a legal issue for you.


  10. "Overall a great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookshire, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer Pumps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, competitive benefits, on the job training, location, friendly, environment, SAP, small bonus program , I will miss them when plant closed

    Cons

    Plant closing, outsourcing to India, seems top heavy in management, some politics between Brookshire and Portland plant , lay offs, constant change, parking lot floods


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