VVF Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. APDEO

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

    I have been working at VVF full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's really easy work, whether one is on Assembly, or the Fill Line, or the molding machines, it's a well payed job, and they offer overtime to everyone not just hired on employees.

    Cons

    Hot Working Enviroment, Loud Machiene noises, People can be jerks, It takes a while if you want to be Hired on by the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to the employees when they have complaints about a specific person not doing their job and sabotaging everyone else's. they also need to learn how to deal with such problems instead of firing anyone involved to just get it over with. you lose the rest of the employee's trust.


  2. Bad management team

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    Current Employee - MT1 in Montgomery, IL
    Current Employee - MT1 in Montgomery, IL

    I have been working at VVF

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are average. And the work days are typically 5 days, with the weekends off.

    Cons

    There is ineffective manager because the company lacks the fundamental training in managing people. But, even more importantly, VVF lacks the ethics, morels, values, sensitivity, and the awareness needed to interact effectively with people. VVF should learn the skills and techniques aspects, as well as ethics, morals, values. These are the underlying issues that make’s the VVF management technique unsuccessful and breeds mistrust and dislike for all management, as well as employees unwillingness to work productively for the company. In fact, most hourly will go out of their way to not complete a task or not report a small problem that could possibly turn into a potentially costly problem. In my opinion it is essential that VVF is aware of how they manage their staff because they set the tone for your entire business operation. Managers are the front line representation of a business. All companies experience inadequate management, but VVF’ H.R. head and other top management have allowed the problem to become the norm. The majority of employees resign from VVF because of their relationship with their manager. In VVF’s case, H.R. is unfriendly, and has problems communicating with employees. I think that this has created serious problems in the plant. For example, management who never actively listens causes tension and hatred among employees. It’s important for VVF to change their actions to match the workplace environment. VVF’s poor management style is the product of poor company culture. A company should have complete control over their managers and should know how the workplace is managed at all times; this is not the practice at VVF. I see the problem as VVF insulating its managers and ignoring the problems that occur; this is what contributes to poor management practices, resulting in a culture that advocates indifference. This type of culture is the reason that employees to lose their desire to perform at their best. Companies that review the performance of managers and act quickly to resolve the problem typically have a management team that works better. VVF’s biggest problem is that poor management has caused poor production; this is a common effect of poor management. This is because almost all management decisions affect production in some way. What VVF fails to realize is that a cheerful, excited manager affects the production of his employees by raising their morale. A manager without ethics or morals will hurt production by causing frustration and mistrust in employees. Finally, VVF’s substandard management is the reason for high turnover rate. VVF’s managers simply drive employees away from the company with poor communication skills or because employees believe they have a better chance to do better somewhere else. VVF’s turnover rate also indicates poor compensation and benefits, so it’s important for companies to find out why employees are leaving before immediately blaming management.

    Advice to Management

    The plant needs a full-time plant manager.


  3. Hhhhhh

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VVF

    Pros

    It is good. Very good ben; work hours

    Cons

    There are no cond. too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Vvvbbb


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  5. I have been working at VVF

    Pros

    The hourly employee's are great. The type of work isn't bad at all

    Cons

    Worst management team I have worked for. They disregard what's best for company and Only care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is average at best. Benefits are garbage so you need to apricate what you have. The employee's you do have.


  6. Not a bad place to start but keep looking.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VVF

    Pros

    Pays not bad for entry level job. Benefits once hired on full time are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management sucks. They say one thing and a few weeks later they say the opposite. Maintenance department practically controls production simply by not coming out to look at the line when theres a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit from within. Stop getting rid of the temps for no reason. Fire some of the people who Have been there for years and dont do their job well.


  7. Great potential, but very disappointing management.

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Chemist in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at VVF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, great work- life balance.

    Cons

    Worst salaries in market, no advancement opportunities for current employees. They always hire incompetent candidates from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/ promote from within the facility!


  8. OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Line Operator in Montgomery, IL
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Montgomery, IL

    I worked at VVF full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really good people that work there and always willing to help

    Cons

    Management wants you to shut down a line if their are problems with the soap but are constantly down your back to see when the line is coming back up

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! All employees that were hired after the company was bought from Dial only make $16/hr while someone on the same line is making $23. If you work on the deodorant side and not the soap side you make even less. I think it's like $12 or so an hour.


  9. Management has lost their way

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Montgomery, IL
    Current Employee - Electrician in Montgomery, IL

    I have been working at VVF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay Reasonable working conditions Greater autonomy on off shifts

    Cons

    Management would rather assert their power over labor, rather than do the right thing, even when its detrimental to the company. HR only exists to support management decisions rergardless of their validity.

    Advice to Management

    Forget your power trips and remember why we all work here


  10. Helpful (2)

    How Not to Run A Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at VVF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Steady work Soap Finishing is air conditioned in summer, which is unusual for a manufacturing job Free parking Easy highway access Plenty of freedom to jerk around others if you work your way into the HR/OPS cult of personality.

    Cons

    Lying, manipulative management that makes promises but doesn't keep them. Senior management and ownership is profoundly afraid of anything that even hints of union organizing activity. Uses lots of temporary workers to avoid paying benefits. Must sell out all principles to join HR/OPS clique. Require off the cook work from hourly employees. Use threats, fear and pit employees against each other to keep them under control. This is corporate America at it's worst.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of senior leadership and the next tier down and start over.


  11. Good pay...poor opportunities..

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Montgomery, IL
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Montgomery, IL

    I have been working at VVF

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive and Overtime is available most often during the year. Schedules are decent and you pretty much have free reign during your shift

    Cons

    Absolutely no potential for promotions or additional opportunities. Upper management is lacking leadership. Work force is less than skilled. Company has very limited customer base...

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for career development. Have a sustainable plan for the future. Listen to mid management and try to avoid micro management at all costs.



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