Virginia Transformer Corp.

www.vatransformer.com
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Helpful (10)

Very difficult work environment. Owner micro-manages everything.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Organizational Development Manager in Roanoke, VA
Former Employee - Organizational Development Manager in Roanoke, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than a year)

Pros

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

Cons

I 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Virginia Transformer Corp.

  1. Helpful (9)

    Horrible company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Conscientious people. Interesting product.

    Cons

    Salaried 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 Management

    Stop treating your people like slaves.


  2. Helpful (11)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting industry, mostly hard-working employees.

    Cons

    Owner 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 Management

    THIS 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.


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