Senior Engineer (Former Employee), Houston, TX – December 8, 2014
Pros: pay the bill if you have no better place to go.
Cons: middle level management are useless, no training or opportunity for advancement even with degree and experience, promises are made and broken based on subjective issues.
Worked over a year as an engineer. The company has potential but management are interested in continues push toward productivity without improving working conditions for employees. Some middle level management treat employees as objects and managed to turned the office to a sweatshop. Lack of understanding on how to motivate employees made most qualified – more... people leave the company. There is no future, no opportunities, and below market compensations. Knowing what I know now, I would never have accepted an offer to work for the company. I don't recommend it to any friends or to anyone. – less
assembly (Former Employee), broken arrow – December 5, 2014
they hire through website and after you go through the interview process they tell you that you have to go through temp service. assembly department is racially driven. Trained for a month and still didn't learn anything. their rules have rules and change constantly. this was a very difficult place to work. management was clueless!!!
Mechanic (Former Employee), Victoria, TX – September 12, 2014
I worked there for over 5 months. Hired on with no compressor experience. I had little to no training, while working there. I worked on a crew with guys that were old and only a few years away from retiring themselves. They didn't want to train anyone new, they would say they didn't get paid to train. Pay is ok, dead end job . No advancement unless – more... you have college degree. Management don't do anything for the employees. They act like and say they are going to help but never do. Most shop equipment is antique and need to be junked. The shop supervisor is a joke! Always breaking rules to better himself at the time. He pulled me off a unit where I was working with another new hand to work alone. Said that 2 new hands cant work together, must have someone experienced with them. Ok makes since. But to pull me off and work alone, using a overhead crane, (which I was never trained on how to use thru Exterran) to do my job. Yes I can operate the crane but they don't know that.
Not a bad job for a contract welder however. Those group of guys were cool!!
Got let go for not catching on quick enough. Kinda hard when you work alone half of the time. Not gonna learn being on the wash rack either. Glad im gone from there. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THEM. GO RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD TO FLATROCK OR ANOTHER COMPRESSOR COMPANY. – less
Management @ IP is clueless as to how to execute a project..
Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee), Broken Arrow, OK – June 7, 2014
To the one reviewer, not all of the engineers were happy I'm sorry to say. The place is a sweat shop.... Benefits have been lost, taken away in recent years...The IP group has been a complete failure since it's inception.... All process plant engineering is done in BA, OKLA. The Houston IP group is clueless about project execution.... The project management – more... should be in same place as the engineering group and fab shop.... just my opinion. Unless your desperate, keep looking! – less
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULER (Current Employee), Exterran – May 10, 2014
Pros: a few good managers
Cons: some people have more of a work load then others
Exterran has some very long stressful days, has a few great people to work with. Exterran has days of walking on eggshell and others are good days. the hardest part of having a job at Exterran is the feeling of being secure. They are constantly changing and going through lay offs. the most enjoyable part of woking at Exterran is when we had a great – more... year of change that had gone smoothly. – less
Very productive company and which allows employees to grow within the company
Material Coordinator (Former Employee), Houston, TX – May 8, 2014
Pros: being able to attend safety training's, company luncheons, bonuses and safety award champions
Cons: short lunch brake and sometimes the forklift would be out service for a prolonged period
My typical day would consist of clocking in, attending the morning meeting, discussing and reviewing the topic of the meeting. After the meeting I would set a couple of minutes aside and I would plan out my day. I would call all of my bay and lead men to see if they needed anything, before I started pulling a job down from our inventory. What I learned – more... was how to prioritized and attention to details and to work as safely as possible. I also learned that there's a great magnitude of mentors within the company. What i have learned about the management is that any person within the company will go above and beyond to help an employee, weather its constructive criticism or hands on example. I enjoyed every minute working along side any and every Exterran employee. The hardest part of my job was when we were short on material and we were unable to give to the shop floor. The most enjoyable part of my job was seen units leave the facility. – less
Awful place to work. No communication between mangers to leads, and leads to mechanics
Gas compressor mechanic (Current Employee), fort worth tx – April 27, 2014
Pros: ok pay
Cons: to many to list
The day starts off with meetings, and you find out the days events. The day never goes as planed mangers and lead mechanics always change their minds on what project you are to do. Management acts as though you work for nasa and every thing is top secret. Co-works are ok.
Horrible company to work for. Sure all the people who like working there are in the offices with degrees. But they treat all the assemblers, paint, welders and maintenance like absolute dirt. Worst company I have ever worked for. NHR just uses temp agencies to hire contractors so exterran dosent have to pay unemployment. Most of the time thy never hire – more... any assemblers onto the company. They will drag you along for a year and then drop you. But the communication and the Management were the worst. And I mean the upper management. They do not know what they are doing because they are college educated with no practical knowledge. If you do go and work for them CYA. – less
Accounting (Former Employee), Houston Texas – March 15, 2014
Pros: great coworkers and managers
Cons: no more 9/80 work week low wages & bonuses
I loved the group I worked with. Good team work. Training could have been better. We made up for it by working together with teammates. NO room for growth unless you have a 4 year degree. No matter how many college hours you have or years experience. They are very focused on that piece of paper. Lower pay scale then most oil & gas companies. Very old – more... version of Oracle with patches installed every other weekend to fix issues. – less
Business Technology Support Analyst (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TX – March 12, 2014
Pros: great co workers
Cons: complicated and restrictiive corporate policies
-Processing service requests and incident report -Configuring/deploying laptops and desktops locally and remotely -Great environment including excellent teamwork and cooperation -Hardest part of the job was being so restraint on what I can do to help my customers (ex. no admin rights) Attempting to explain the complicated policies that my customers – more... were forced to deal with was also challenging. Just because there was an IT guy on site didn't necessarily mean I could help them resolve their issue. – less
Mechanic (Current Employee), Yukon, OK – March 6, 2014
Cons: managrment cares more for profit than culture
no future, six years in and has been like being in swirling toilet bowl..no one seems to care loosing experienced employees, answer to that is to just get more temps. safety program holds employees back from completing tasks on time while management wants it done faster and cheaper.
HR function is moving from transactional to transformational!
HR Representative (Current Employee), Davis, OK – February 14, 2014
Continuous improvement is the #1 priority at Exterran! The goals and objectives set by HR management are focused on making Exterran a first class employer. I have experienced more clarity around HR strategy, G&O, back off processes, policies, etc. in the past 2 years than in the prior 15 years with other employers. Exterran is a great place to work – more... if you are an HR professional who is committed to helping both employees and management be successful. – less