Virginia Transformer Corp.

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Updated Apr 25, 2014

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2.6 27 reviews

27% Approve of the CEO

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Prabhat Jain

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

    You WORK for them and they make 1000% sure that you understand they don't care what your life holds

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOther then you receiving a paycheck for enduring their abuse nothing to speak of.

    ConsThe main challenge is the expected hours that are not consistent or defined. No departmental or interdepartmental communication. NO !!!! NO RESPECT from management. The product produced is in my opinion that of a low end mass produced pizza. They are all different but, are still by all make up the same. The level of craftsmanship is that of a kindergartener with an etch a sketch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease your employee's pay to a fair wage for the job done. Lift the moral and slow down production so that product can be built correctly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very bad culture and work experience

    Engineering (Former Employee)

    Prosno pros. only cons.

    Conswork culture is very bad. management has no vision.
    employee satisfaction is nil.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to change their outlook towards employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My Opinion? Not Good.....

    Management (Current Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsI honestly don't see any pros. The cons out weigh the pros anyway!

    ConsMany cons. Just ask about any employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe President is very hard to work for. Watch your back!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never work here if you have any other option

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNone really, the young engineers are fresh from school and hard working, still everyone greets by "sir" as if we are stuck in British empire days - you got it no positive to state.

    ConsThe title summarizes it all. The owner rules here. HR is of no use. You have to put up face time without any reason. Family doesn't come in the picture. So why even work here? All the negative things written in the different postings are true. So if you are planning on relocating to Roanoke to take a job at VTC please don't commit that mistake. It's a dead end as someone put it to me. Micromanagement, no authority to make any decision, rude owner - asks you to meet at 7 pm - does it sound crazy? Believe it - all these are real. You will see in your offer letter that it will be mentioned that you have to put in long hours and occasionally over weekend. You will travel on your own time, stay in motels and not hotels!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of face time, the firm makes enough money, give a break to the employees, m a ke it a 8 - 5 job, don't misuse visa rules and tie up employees to your firm, sell the firm to decent owner

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High Turnover - Toxic Environment

    Assistant (Former Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsThe employees are awesome. The people for the most part are wonderful, friendly, will help if they don't think they will get in trouble.

    ConsHigh High turnover rate. The turnover rate ranges from 2.5-5 % every month. When the employees call every other Friday - Black Friday you can guarantee that it is bad. When the HR department has gone thru 7 assistants since 2011 - There is a major problem. The longest of those assistants was a year. Hiring is done based on ethnic background, if you get elderly or have done something against the grain, you have written your pink slip within months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people fairly and equitably. Quit discriminating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    engineering ,manager

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Pocatello, ID

    Prosyou should not work for that company

    Consdo not treat people right, it is a revolving door specially for managers

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    RED FLAG - Be wary of recent glowing reviews

    Engineer (Former Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsIt's a job. The training was pretty good. Most of the regular employees (non-managers) are good to work with. Job security is very good. It's very hard to get fired, engineers get moved to sales in lean times, and management will put the whole plant on a week-long furlough when it's really bad (it's a pay cut, but can be better than a random layoff).

    ConsCheck out the reviews. From 2010 to August, 2012, there were only 6 reviews, all negative to mediocre . As one would expect for a medium-size company, there was one every few months.. Fast-forward to the week of August 15-19, 2012: 8 *glowing* reviews. I think Virginia Transformer management discovered glassdoor, and are trying to game the system.

    Micromanagement, lack of trust, collaboration actively discouraged, pay and benefits are not very good, no concept of flexible time for salaried employees. No work/life balance (must use vacation time for annual plant shutdowns. Once vacation was gone, plant-wide furloughs cut at my pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't game the system. It's dishonest. Instead, take a look internally and treat your employees better. You've got some really smart people working there, trust that your employees can get the job done. Recognize good effort without stealing credit, and employees will be more willing to go above and beyond in the future. Don't treat your employees like cattle, and they'll work harder instead of stewing in resentment (and they'll also write honest reviews on their own)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very difficult work environment. Owner micro-manages everything.

    Organizational Development Manager (Former Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsThe location is great! The industry is kind of interesting, and there are some very nice people that work there.

    ConsI think the envrionment can best be described as toxic. The very high turnover creates a constant feeling of instability. The leadership, and in particular the owner, have very little trust for others in the organization. As an example, salaried employees are expected to fill out timecards every week. People are basically treated like slaves, and the ethics of the most senior leaders are seriously lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe reason turnover is so high is becuase people are made to feel like robots and cattle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsGood colleagues. Conscientious people. Interesting product.

    ConsSalaried turnover was incredibly high. The answer to every problem was that people were not working hard enough or long enough hours. President was a classic micro-manager. Very little trust up or down the chain. People considered expendible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your people like slaves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Owner is a slave-driver, benefits stink, dirt-cheap labor flown in from India to keep costs down.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pocatello, ID

    ProsInteresting industry, mostly hard-working employees.

    ConsOwner is a tyrant, labor is seen as expendable, leadership is not trained (good leadership is not validated by the president), wages are undercut by staff direct from India who will work for nothing and get quartered all together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTHIS IS NOT INDIA! Clean up your act, stop protecting lousy workers who are your friends. stop shipping in foreign labor then lying to american applicants about jobs being filled. learn that people don't work 24-7. be fair. be honest. give decent benefits. That place needs to unionize.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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