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Very difficult work environment. Owner micro-manages everything.

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Former Employee - Organizational Development Manager  in  Roanoke, VA
Former Employee - Organizational Development Manager in Roanoke, VA

I worked at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company.

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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.

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your people like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at Virginia Transformer Corp.

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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