Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company, could be worse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Valley, NE

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Valmont does have a track record of giving annual raises and pays really well for the area.

    Cons

    It will pay for a good family life but it sure won't lead to one. If you don't mind working 6-7 days a week during the summer this is the place to come. The shop floor people are expected to work 50-70 hours a week, while management stays home on the weekends. They don't care you have a family. One time after working 2 months straight, was told by management at a meeting, if you want a day off take vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are not slaves and could be your greatest asset.


  2. Production Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good business vision for the future.

    Cons

    Upper management is not very professional

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating people poorly in the future


  3. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Incredibly Disconnected

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCook, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCook, NE

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people for the most part. Most will work very hard to attain or surpass goals. Not a bad working environment.

    Cons

    Valley plant often not supportive which makes getting things done more difficult. Reality is that production is number one and everything else comes after - it's there, just gets done after production with whatever time is left. Upper management completely disconnected from employees below their level.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes need to remember that all the people working under you are the ones getting your product out.


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  5. Talk safety, but production is pushed

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Associatr in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Paint Associatr in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, above average pay.

    Cons

    A awful lot of backstabbing and disrespecting co workers.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all workers and team members and show it .


  6. Helpful (1)

    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


  7. Helpful (4)

    Once good company is now sadly an unhappy place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office
    Current Employee - Office

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Use your employee's skills to your advantage.


  10. A great company, but not a great employer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Valmont Industries

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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