Virginia Transformer Corp.

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Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
30 Reviews
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    Current Employee/Former Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    I am a former employee who recently came back & I came back for a few reasons. First, to be a part of a growing international business. The Company has consistently grown at a rate greater than 20% annually. Operations have recently expanded with the opening of a new, additional manufacturing facility. The organization has positioned itself strategically in numerous markets globally providing continual, new business opportunities. Secondly, job security and to be challenged professionally. Due to the robust growth, employees at VTC have no worry of layoffs, downsizings or closings/relocations. And, for those type of people, who desire a challenge, set high goals and aren’t afraid of the hard work needed to meet and exceed those high expectations, VTC provides that type of atmosphere with a highly talented, diverse, results driven group of people. Lastly, would be those people and I wanted to reestablish those working relationships with them. VTC is very fortunate to have so many dedicated, dependable, whatever it takes to get the job done employees and I feel very fortunate to be a part of them again.

    Cons

    In pursuit of achievement of those goals and to meet that growth, there will be growing pains and the parking is one. Due to the large number of increased staff members and manufacturing associates, parking is definitely at a premium.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build upon the current momentum of increasing the employee morale initiative by continuing the work needed to keep improving the work environment and increasing employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Give it a Shot!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Company expending considerable effort to improve employee morale thru coaching, outside training and new equipment. Plant areas have really had a lot of improvement and expansion. High goals are set and are readily being achieved. No wonder the company has been growing nearly 20 % the last few years. Very diverse, culturally rich environment.

    Cons

    High goal atmosphere can be oppressive for some when occasional miss overshadows all of the successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve our work environment. Recognize or emphasize employee success more than our occasional misses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The way I see it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    I have worked for VT for several months and agree that working for VT is not utopia but instead of airing my dirty laundry and personal opinion on Glassdoor I try to remember that it is a job that I get paid to do for a company that has been and continues to be very successful. Personally job security with a company that is experiencing 20 -25% annual growth and is debt free must be doing many things right. Sure my opinion of the way I do my job and the companies may not always be the same but it is my responsibility to seek common ground when I can, accept the principals that the company and its owner adhere to and give VT my best efforts. If the job and company are not for me then I should move on and allow others who will fit it with VT to get that opportunity without criticizing the company on a public forum and possibly influencing other that would flourish in our environment. I have been in most areas of the facility and have not seen the whips, chains or slave conditions that others have mentioned.

    Cons

    Due to growth of VT infrastructure is behind, hard to find a parking place sometimes, break room needs to be improved and maybe better parking lot lighting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Satisfactory -- I was Tired of being laid off 3 Times from former jobs, Stability is great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Management  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Plant Management in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    a debt free company
    an aggressively growing company
    location, Roanoke is a great mid size city to live and raise kids in, plenty to do
    mid size company, you work hard and achieve results, they are visible
    opportunity to work closely and learn from top-guys
    pays for performance
    **

    Cons

    can improve upon work-life balance
    limited employee activities (this has improved significantly in recent years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the "cons" mentioned here
    overall doing pretty good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate Environment at VTC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Upward mobility does not depend only on education. Demonstrated skills are given due consideration for promotions.
    The important contribution of production employees is acknowledged and rewarded.
    This business does not depend on consumer sentiment. The need for utilities continues in all economic conditions.
    Continuing education is supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    Many younger employees with lesser experience are present.
    The facility shoudl be expanded. We don't have enough room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the storage conditions around the facilty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Interesting field, great co-workers, Company's growth potential is immense.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers a necessary product in a unique market providing stability for the company. Serves a global market with 3 facilities and growth continues. Cultural diversity among personnel, great co-workers in many different departments, allowing the opportunity to learn different things. Has the potential to be one of the best employers in the Roanoke area.

    Cons

    Sometimes high pressure and some micro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort to retain quality employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    VTC work place

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    Current Employee - Design and Development Engineer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Design and Development Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    provides opportunity to learn new things,deals new innovative projects, systematic design manuals for the new engineers, all the procedures and everything is systmeatically organised

    Cons

    please increase the number of vacational leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities like training etc...

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with challenging opportunities, enthusiastic employees, great learning environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Rapid growth, great co- workers, challenging opportunites, exciting place to work, something new to learn on a daily basis, support from management and co workers, training opportunites, Roanoke good city for families, good school systems, educational reimbursement, benefits, great financial stability, employee lunches, company picnic and

    Cons

    some minor micro management, Roanoke is a small city, office is a bit out of the center of the city, hard to get in and out during rush hour,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work and kick off career

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

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, Good experienced seniors, Great mentor ship, Great professional development opportunity, each custom made job gives a great learning experience for beginners. supportive Management and personal Dept. Good stability and friendly atmosphere with sincere working attitude. helpful co-workers and seniors. challenging opportunites, exciting place to work

    Cons

    Small city, not much to do after work hours, average compensation and high expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not at a moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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