Virginia Transformer Corp.

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Virginia Transformer Corp. Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
29 Reviews

2.9
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    May be a good to work for first few years but not more than that.

    Cons

    No reason to work here.Super Micro management and credit only to people staying late.If you smart , dont come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting people and let them perform and excel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company that competes by a psuedo-prison philosophy.

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

    Pros

    I love the work itself, and I get along great with my coworkers.

    Cons

    Most salaried employees make 15-30% less than their market value dictates. VTC manages to retain good employees by using dirty tricks in US immigration law by getting highly skilled employees under the L1 visa. Under this particular visa, VTC will sponsor immigrants to come to the US to work here. However, if that employee wants to quit, he loses his sponsorship and is deported - hence employees quit very rarely, even if they hate the company they work for. Because the employees have no cards to bargain with (they certainly can't just find work at a better company) VTC doesn't have to pay competitive wages to keep good employees around.It is interesting that a good immigration reform policy by the government could literally devastate this company.

    For myself, I make $12,000 less than an entry level professional would in the same industry (and I'm NOT entry level). I plan to make every effort to remove myself from the company when I am capable of doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big disconnect between the top of the company and the people who make things happen everyday. This is in part because the company is essentially a sole proprietorship, with one man on top who quite often makes bad decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    All right

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    Small company, hence many different opportunities and projects to work
    Company does grow no matter whats the economy.

    Cons

    A Lot!
    Micromanagement, lack of trust, cheap culture within organization, no flexible time for work (Salaried person), vacation time used for shutdown,
    importance is given for amount of hours you work not for the quality of work, such a dumb and cheap way to assess one's performance, literally you will be praised more you stay after 5 pm.
    Employees are taken for granted, no respect for their personal life.
    fire randomly, yes I mentioned job security in Pros, but it depends case by case
    Too much work per person,
    No parking spaces, seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect employees and their valuable quality of work, not who works longer or stays longer. Employees do have personal life, respect that. There are smart people working, pay them good and trust them, really TRUST.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anonymouse

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

    Pros

    Great place to kick off a career. Lots to learn and great training program. Very effective. Managers are highly qualified and great to work with.

    Cons

    nothing much really. Enjoyed my work here. Roanoke can get cold as it is n the mountains. Summer is beautiful though. Not for those who are from warm climates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going. Great track you guys are on and will defintiely advance leaps and bounds

    Doesn't Recommend

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