Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
38 Reviews
2.3
38 Reviews
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People To Work With

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    promises were made, but not kept

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once good company is now sadly an unhappy place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office
    Current Employee - Office

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short commute. Benefits are good including nice tuition reimbursement, prescription drug insurance, and participation in Healthcare spending account. Training is available but you have to seek it out on your own.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. There is no longer a sense of community or teamwork. It is a constant demand of do more with less and be sure you cover your backside. First step to solve a problem seems to be to assign blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect. Shop employees have a wealth on knowledge you are just wasting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Insurance, vacation and 401K are all great.

    Cons

    Can sometimes get lost as an employee because corporation in so large.

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  5.  

    Good place to work if you can handle not being paid much for the first 2 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welding Assistant in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Welding Assistant in Lakeville, MN

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a large company and there a sense of stability. Most of the people that work in the warehouse are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay. The starting wage for a welding assistant is really low for the type of work that is required. Even graduating from a welding school I was told it would take a couple of years before I could be promoted into a welder position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employee's skills to your advantage.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great company, but not a great employer

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

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A solid reputable company. Pay and benefits are very good. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    Need to reevaluate work-life balance options and flexible and/or telecommute options for administrative employees. Very much focused on this is the way we've always done it, so change happens very slowly, if ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a formal way to develop the leaders and employees. Training should be centralized. Some thought should be given on how to get talented employees on board and retain those that are currently employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for shop people - not so much for the average admin

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    Easy to work around schedules. Easy going environment. Good benefit package and bonus. Pay was low when I compared to similar positions around Tulsa. Learned a lot in the beginning.

    Cons

    After a few years, hit a wall an there was no where to go. Had to make the decision to leave or stay in current position and not advance career.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too many layoffs but was good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs, added extra duties to regular ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key people with lots of knowledge are worth keeping

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with good diversification across several industries, a global presence which helps to cushion the company from economic turns

    Cons

    Lots of people with long tenure and memories, not a lot of drive for various locations to leverage their collective size and work together as a cohesive company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping an eye on the past is a good thing as long as you don't live there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    good pay and benefits thats it

    Cons

    poor upper management need better trained leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to our employees

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good at times, misleading all of the others

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    Pay was average, ability to take on more responsibility always an option

    Cons

    Senior management is a good ole boys club. Valmont will be in serious leadership trouble in a boutten years when they all retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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