Viracon Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Decent Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Viracon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent job if little or no education.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. This company is lead by smart and inovative people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Viracon full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people running the show.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and advancement within.

    Advice to Management

    Training needs to be given to those who are asking for it. Advancement is very important in terms of lowering turnover rates.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Could be good but company lacks good mid level management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair, when there was profit sharing it was a nice bonus.

    Cons

    They treat people like cattle. Was forced to keep impending layoff's from employees. Company didn't care how shift changes and layoff's would affect peoples lives and gave people no notice. People who were forced to change shifts were only given 1 day to determine if they could arrange their lives to do so. This was very unfair to people who needed day care, etc. They could have let people know weeks in advance that their schedule was going to change. Poor poor leadership and middle management level. There were people who were verbally abusive to people and HR or their boss would say "oh that's just how he is". Instead those people should be let go, but because they lack good leadership in that mid level of management these people continue work there.

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  5. Great, until they closed the plant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, great bosses, good safety rules, diverse team members, good ethics.
    They even did various rewards and games to keep employees motivated to be safe and healthy.

    Cons

    We had to work twelve hour days with only one 20 minute lunch. Also the twelve hour days were weird rotating shifts, one week it was Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the next week it was Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. And standing/walking on cement the whole shift.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen plant and rehire us back and give two twenty minute breaks. Plus a restart of the quarterly bonuses would be nice.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Challenging, exciting and fun but in the end sadness because of shut down.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, good pay and benefits opportunity to advance.The employees have a voice in some of the decision making and their voices are heard. Management takes notice of a job well done.

    Cons

    Some of the big impact decisions on employees are last minute, no chance to make adjustments in your schedule. We had many different shift changes and they were communicated to us last minute

    Advice to Management

    More open communication with what can be shared, and more advance notice when things are going to affect general population of plant

  7. Typical factory job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rackloader/Recorder in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Rackloader/Recorder in Owatonna, MN

    I worked at Viracon

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    This job will depend on the people you work with

    Cons

    Terribly hot in the summer, short breaks

  8. Solid pay, have treated me well over the years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader Seamer Tempering in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader Seamer Tempering in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Viracon

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I feel part of the team and my work is recognized and acknowledged well.

    Cons

    Have been with Curvlite/Viracon for 20+ years and still doing base jobs on line, would like to be moved up!

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at some of your long term players and give them a job that matches experience!

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