Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
32 Reviews
2.5
32 Reviews
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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  1.  

    Looks good at first, then it goes down hill fast.

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving  in  Mendota Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Mendota Heights, MN

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and bonus, Good schedule, fast paced.

    Cons

    No sick days, Health insurance was very hard to get paid, you had to call them on every claim to get it paid. leads and managers are bullies. If you took a problem to Human Resources nothing was done, the result was retaliation from your lead or manager. Many employees have been there for over twenty years and felt that they were protected from any wrong doing. NOT A HAPPY WORK PLACE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you make money does NOT mean what you are doing works. You have some very serious Problems that need addressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Leaders Of Over Commiting and Under Acheiving...

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    Former Employee - Miracle Maker  in  Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Miracle Maker in Mansfield, TX

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Its a job with benefits for short term until McDonalds calls.... Some of the people have a vast knowledge of the industry and are hard workers. Leaving that place!

    Cons

    Everything is always rushed without planning, Way too many meetings that accomplish absolutely nothing except wasting time. management expects miracles to happen without much guidence. No room for advancement unless you're in a relationship with someone in management. In my time of 9 years I saw at least 5 GM's and when they failed they were moved to a newly created position to justify their salary. I personally had 2 managers to report to that had no clue what I was talking about most of the time. Way too many chiefs and not enough indians. Had several employees with positions that were sensless and didnt have a point except to secure that person a job and waste space. Always iffy on the yearly bonus. Quality expected to be at a high level but bought products from intercompany facilities from Mexico and China that did not have to meet expectations and were passed off for being made in the US to deceive the customer. Monthly negative department status reports were falsely changed by management to hide their incompetancy. Yearly pay increases were never enough to cover the yearly insurance increases so every year I made less and less money than when I started there 9 years prior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees for are loyal and screaming to be heard! Quit over commiting to reach customer goals to try and make the location shine and then ultimately failing in the end! Quit outsourcing everything and do it in house to pass on the savings to give bonuses to employees who matter. Fire dead weight!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst Job Experience I've Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valley, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley, NE

    I worked at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    A couple people were very nice. Compensation was not great, but acceptable. Benefits were okay, but vacation and personal time was below standard.

    Cons

    No training or training plan. Was shown a few things then turned over to a fellow employee who was obviously over-worked and over-stressed and who made it clear that training a new person was not on their agenda. The job shadowing portion of the training consisted of watching this person type really fast for four hours with their back turned toward me. I was made to feel like a burden every single day. Imagine trying to learn a new job and not having anyone to direct questions to without feeling like you were bothering them.

    Then the over-worked employee vocalized their distress at not being able to handle their work load and deal with a new person asking questions all the time. So management immediately assumed I was at fault for not learning my job fast enough. All of this within the first eight weeks! Unbelievable, really.

    The icing on the cake was when they decided to "lessen the load" of the over-worked employee. They had a veteran employee step in to train who was combative, disdainful, downright rude and completely incompetent and unprofessional. This person would become visibly upset and raise their voice when asked questions and look at me like I had just crawled out from under a rock. I've never been treated so poorly in a professional environment. Good riddance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a corporate trainer. Just because someone knows how to do their job well doesn't mean that they know how to train someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Valmont was ok at first then turned bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plymouth, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, IN

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    Pay was good for the area. Alot of good people working on the floor, good safety policies and clean environment.

    Cons

    They started buying parts from china that were defective.missing welds, poor welds,etc. When quality assurance brought this to managements attention they were terminated. These parts were for cell phone towers with coutomers employees tied off to these parts hundreds of feet in the air.All in the name of profit. not very many people on the floor happy with valmont.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to a undercover boss type of thing to find out what employees really think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overwhelmed by the incompetence of management to train new employees effectively.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley, NE

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    Valmont has relatively good benefits when compared with other companies it's same size.

    Cons

    Compared to other companies I have worked for, Valmont Industries surpasses all others in intimidating, coercing, and ragging on their employees in training instead of educating them as a training method. I was never in the military but have never before been ragged on, insulted and intimidated by any other employer the way I've been treated at Valmont. I took a two dollar cut in pay to work at Valmont then was reduced in pay two more dollars an hour before my 90 day probationary period was over because they were not satisfied with my progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some one with real management experience to be your supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a great people company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    There are some great people here but they are really let down by the leaderhsip, people practices

    Cons

    Low salaries, limited career opportunites, terrible people practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Total Competency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    They are a stable corporation with plenty of work. they also have decent benefits. They are a multinational company with offices in most major countries.

    Cons

    The leadership at my site shows that they have no idea what goes on in an industrial site. They do not have any idea how to schedule work, the work week, or the time off schedules of the employees. They can not insure that materials are present on time so that the work they schedule can be done in the amount of time allocated so that the employees do not have to spend every weekend at work, away from their families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to start listening to the employees to find out what really goes on within the company, instead of act like they are listening and still doing the wrong thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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