Administration (Former Employee) – La Porte, Texas – April 7, 2015
Some good people the ones who have been there 10 years or more mostly great !
It is very much so a who's who company and bullying is tolerated. After dedicating myself to this job for many years I was turned on. If you do not do "extra things" to move up you will never move up. Upper management very greedy. After 15 years I only made it to 38,000.00 a year.
Bullying tolerated, pay raises are always low and only once every year if your lucky
Drafter/Designer (Former Employee) – La Porte, TX – February 12, 2015
Daily life stops once you get here. If there is an emergency at home you will not know about it unless someone tracks you down here. Micro-managers are always watching your every move, even so much as to peek around a corner to see what you are doing. The actual job is good and the non-manager people are great.
Mechanic/Balance Tech (Current Employee) – La Porte, TX – January 27, 2015
Great place to learn this field of work. At times it can be a fast paced place to work but a lot can be learned. Can be lots of overtime depending how the field is doing that year. The people there are great to work with and the hardest part would be tooling up over time if you are starting out.
Project SAFETY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Port Arthur, TX – October 23, 2014
While employed with Sulzer my duties were on various projects at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. I was project safety manager for a various crews of millwrights, iron workers, welders, and equipment operators who were performing turbine installations in several areas of the refinery. I was required to work for and with Motiva’s safety personnel as well as implementing safety policies for Sulzer Turbo Services on the job site along with enforcing Sulzer company policies.
good pay, travel reinbursement, on call pay, and double time on weekends
a lot of travel involved, a lot of long hours on the job sites
Very stable company, for now. Beware which division you work in.
Lead AutoCAD Forms Draftsman (Current Employee) – La Porte, TX – June 24, 2014
If you don't like being rewarded for hard work and solving problems, as well as enjoy being subject to status quo of the management team, this is the place for you. Middle management is made up of some "good 'ol boys" who have worked together for decades. They (well, most of them) are very sharp when it comes to knowledge of the machines, but only one of them has any formal management training, much less people skills.
The apparent objective is to keep morale as low as possible and work as few people as possible to death. The opportunities for advancement are nil unless you are an engineer that has graduated from A&M.
The company itself seems to be a good company to work for. However, depending on which site and/or division you decide to venture to, you may be in for excessive doses of mental anguish.
good benefits package, health related bonuses, end of year performance bonuses
shop has a prison lockdown feel to it instead of proud workers of a leading international company