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Was a good company, then the split...
Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 21, 2016
Company was good in the beginning. Good work environment and pay. Most of my fellow employees were great to work with. However, things changed when it became very upper management heavy. They would have a tendency to micromanage. If a salesman would call and not get the answer or attention they thought they deserved, they would complain to the uppers. Then the worker would get 5 different calls telling them how to do their job, that the salesman/customer is important and to move heavy and earth to get them what they needed. In the end, it was a very political place. The upper management would cower to the salesmen.
Pros
Flex hours, pay, benefits
Cons
Micromanagement from Upper Management
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good starter
Offshore Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 12, 2017
exterran, now archrock seems to be a bit of a revolving door company. theres a constant influx of people coming and going. management was lacking when I was there, and there was no concern for work life balance.
Pros
good starter company to get into the field
Cons
revolving door of employees
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Truly loved the work ethics
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 9, 2017
Good company to work for.
Good benefits.
Great culture.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the people who work there.
Pros
employee oriented
Cons
Corporate office relocated too far for daily commuting
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Exterran was great company until spin off!
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 19, 2016
Exterran was a great company to work for until the spinoff of Archrock. New management was lacking in transparency and the culture went from being happy to severely depressed. Corporate politics have minimized the ability to progress within the company.
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challenging and rewarding
Foreman II (Former Employee) –  Alleyton, TXOctober 24, 2016
typical work days went by extremely fast, but left everyday knowing what to tackle the next. Had a very skilled crew in our department with respect for one another.
Pros
ALWAYS busy, day went by very fast.
Cons
no raises due to economy
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had ping pong tables in the break room
Receiving Clerk/HR Generalist (Former Employee) –  Alleyton, TXJanuary 2, 2017
Typically I worked on the dock and in the office for incoming freight. I learned how to maintain the electronic receiving program as well as how to do inventory and create a more effective process. Management needed more training on communication. Co-workers were generally fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was working in the weather. The most enjoyable was working with my co-workers and customers to create a team atmosphere.
Cons
short breaks
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I enjoyed working with this company and people were awesome
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Midland, TXAugust 25, 2016
This job was very nice I really enjoyed it the Company benefits and the pay were very good. The people and management were very good to work for. Every one always got together for events.
Pros
Enjoyed my job there every aspect
Cons
a little far from my house but was ok
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Challenging Atmosphere
Project Control Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 1, 2016
A fast pace atmosphere for a company that is divided in its work processes throughout its divisions and locations creating a difficult environment to be successful. This is a frustrating situation since there has been a lack of movement by upper management to address problems and provide a cohesive approach.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Declining product demand, long hours, lack of cohesion
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Compensation Not Competitive
Senior IT Security Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 5, 2016
Good leadership. Healthy environment. Training offered. Salary not competitive. Good camaraderie among employees.
Pros
No blaming, Just get it fixed and move on.
Cons
Salary low compared to competition
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Overall OK
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2016
Company was great until the oil market collapsed. Hopefully it will be great again when the market picks up. Great benefits and work life balance. However, too political and ability to progress in company seems to be minimizing.
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Executive leadership lacking
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 18, 2016
The spin off of Exterran fro Archrock, in the midst of the oil downturn has created a vacuum of leadership and the company is suffering from it, as shown from the 4 plant closings in the past year.
Pros
benefits (healthcare, 401K match)
Cons
limited career progression, constant management turnover
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awesome job before they closed
Assembly Technician/ insulator (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHFebruary 10, 2017
i thought this was a pretty awesome job, this job had great benefits, area managers were great. enjoyed my job and co- workers. but this company shut down
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Management would not make a decision
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 1, 2016
Management would not make a decision at all and would hold people responsible to deliver on what ever it was they would not make the decision on. In developing project scope this is a major problem.
Pros
Good Team Members
Cons
Pay and Management
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So so.. Good pay.
field technician (Former Employee) –  TexasNovember 12, 2015
I worked for Hanover/ Exterran company for over 10 years. They are constantly changing and or implementing rules and procedures. This makes it very difficult to keep up with work load, paper work and rest. There was alot of freedom to schedule your own assigned unit p.m.'s and corrective maint. In the early years becoming very micromanaged in recent years. The benefits are good but expensive. If you work hard, be honest and demonstrate safety and ethics it is likely you will advance. Be careful what you wish for though, I don't think the area manager position is a cake walk.
Pros
Good pay, benefits opportunity for advancement.
Cons
Micromanaged, no work/ life balance.
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Great Company
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJune 1, 2016
Exterran is a great company to work for with good benefits and ability to grow within the company. Exterran gives you the ability to grow and expand you knowledge in the company with the many positions that they offer.
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Inverted Pyramid
Emissions Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 25, 2016
Overly managed corporate control company trying to squeeze copper juice from pennies. Restructuring company may help bottom line, but destroys confidence.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Sacrifice everything
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not bad
Area Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 7, 2016
This place is not to bad. Co-workers were great but communication from management was terrible. Benefits were ok as well.
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Interesting Company, has potential
Contarcts (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 6, 2016
Management should listen to lower level personnel. Other than that good Company to progress in and advance in. Potential for new hires and entry level personnel.
Pros
Company going through transition
Cons
Good benefits
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optimum advancement opportunities available
Sr. Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2016
Team meetings early in the morning, model and design work throughout the day.

The need to interface with other discipines, along with management expectations for deliverables.

Most tedious work involved gathering data from other disciplines to complete design work.

Best part of the day was succeeding in adding much needed volume to models, completion of fabrication dwgs. and setting future workload requirements in order to finish on schedule.
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Good people to work around with.
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 29, 2016
Morning meeting were alright, we got an idea of how the week will go as far as hours and responsibilities as well as, we got a quick per work stretch. I learned quickly by watching my fellow coworkers then by trying it out on my own. Everyone gets along well as far as your coworkers, management seems to have some type of problem though. Most supervisors tend to give a higher advantage to those who take them out for lunch and suck them up. I put a lot of time and effort for this company and they don't appreciate any of it.
Pros
good place to learn new skills
Cons
Manegement
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