Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
28 Reviews

2.5
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
Mogens C. Bay
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  1.  

    Walls are crumbling on what was an empire

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Large but losing market share and employee/customer confidence in the U.S.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with market, customers and employees. Total lack of leadership in the management ranks. High rate of micro management from the top. Panic management setting in. Product quality downward trending, massive missed shipments, customer contact employees left hanging with no support. Good employees are severely over worked to meet cost down goals. Internal personnel don't answer e-mails or phone calls. Seems like a company on the verge of an major fall and senior management does not know what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the core values that made company a success. Trust your employees and value your customers instead of some useless internal metric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Short commute, good benefits, & a busy, but sometimes overwhelming work environment. Pay is competitive for the area. Most of the coworkers are descent.

    Cons

    Poor communication and teamwork between departments and from management. Ineffective leadership. Office politics runs wild. It's all about who you know, not necessarily what your skills & accomplishments are. Micromanaging to the Nth degree. No room for advancement unless willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 101...get to know your employees and what it takes for them to do their jobs, before passing judgement on performance. Evaluate employees for their strengths & put them in positions that will help them succeed. Several good employees are being set up to fail and/or are under utilized. Consider a mentoring program. Management needs to reign in those employees that have 'gotten out of hand' over the years due to weak leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth the effort

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay poor. Stressed, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending out memos about the record earnings the company is making without passing any of that off to your employees. Stop demoting people who don't deserve it just because you need to move around resources so your bottom line looks better. Start providing real training to your employees. Make the company what you tell people it is when you hire them... a good place to work, where the management cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Structures Division

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Large employer with decent benifits. Not a lot to speak of last 5 years

    Cons

    Old GM syndrome. Poor senior management, does not value employee's or its customers, product quality downward trending, lots of chiefs to few indians, endless meetings and those meetings take priority over customer needs, industry follower not leader in U.S..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, your methods are not working. Learn to appreciate experienced employee's and your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Absolutely no opportunity to advance

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Dorado, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, KS

    Pros

    Reasonable wages for small town

    Cons

    Management is totally out of touch. Total divide between those in management and those who do all of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

  7.  

    Its not the best place to work.

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    Current Employee - Material Controller  in  Jasper, TN
    Current Employee - Material Controller in Jasper, TN

    Pros

    You learn alot from other employees, its a very safe work environment, you get pretty good help,and the other employees are pretty decent.

    Cons

    You dont get acknowledged for anything you do, you dont get fair pay, and theres too much favoritism in the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more fair about things, help when help is needed , dont pile on saturdays just because you dont have anything to do, and it wouldnt hurt to show a little acknowledgement every now and then.

    Recommends
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