VT Industries

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VT Industries Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with so many advancement oppritunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Shelbyville, IN

    I worked at VT Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was very fair, above market.

    Cons

    Older machinery at some of the plants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the production floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sufficient employment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    VT is a fairly progressive company which strives to be the number one commercial door manufacturer in the nation. They work hard at continuous improvement and keeping employees safe and prepared. They care about the local community and it's nice to see that sort of mentality within a company such as VT. They provide a decent benefits package which certainly benefits employees and their families. It is definitely an asset to the area and their continuous improvement and expansion bodes well for the future, hopefully.

    Cons

    The machinery within the plant is ancient. They jerry-rig safety devices to machines that are decades old and honestly it's sad. A lot of employees are very hard workers and are positive to be around, but a lot are incredibly lazy and know they can get away with it; the management is well aware. It's terrible for morale and a lot of the management lets it happen because they, apparently, fear confrontation. It seems they have a fairly high turnover rate, so I suppose they also fear having to replace the weak links. The pay is nothing to be proud of, and is basically enough to pay bills and perhaps take you out to a movie on the weekends. If you don't have a spouse helping with the bills it'd be tough to get by. Don't work here expecting a career, it's a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some courage and do your job. Hard working employees get tired of seeing the employees with little value slip by; nobody cares if they've been there 20 years, they're lazy and it's terrible for morale. Don't push the "be proud of what you do" mantra. It's a manufacturing plant that produces doors. There isn't much to be proud of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    VT is a strong caring company

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

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time

    Pros

    Company is profitable, seeking employees who are interested in continuous improvement and wants to be number one in the nation at building doors, countertop and stone surfacing products. Always looking for good first line supervisors, maintenance, production and administrative personnel. Company continues to grow.

    Cons

    Limited openings in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work

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

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at VT are not only the people but the environment. It is one of the more family oriented businesses in the area.

    Cons

    Since we are in the Midwest the starting salary is not the highest, but on the flip side they do offer full benefits which is hard thing to find any more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    VTI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Holstein, IA
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Holstein, IA

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately held company that is very successful

    Cons

    Small town community in Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An enjoyable two years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at VT Industries

    Pros

    Well-run private company, good people

    Cons

    Low margin product, small plant size

    Recommends
  8.  

    This is a family owned company with solid growth potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VT Industries

    Pros

    The company treats its employees fairly and looks to capture market share. Constant improvements are a welcome culture. The management group works hard to grow the business.

    Cons

    If you do not like constant improvement and change, this is not a company for you. There is no standing still waiting for someone else to make things happen.

    Recommends

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