VVF Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
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  1.  

    Hhhhhh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Not a bad place to start but keep looking.

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  5.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire/ promote from within the facility!

  6.  

    OK

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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Management has lost their way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician in Montgomery, IL
    Current Employee - Electrician in Montgomery, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Forget your power trips and remember why we all work here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    How Not to Run A Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at VVF

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  10.  

    Good learning opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VVF

    Pros

    Fun culture: lots of engagement activities at the corporate
    Work: Good scope of work since company is in growth phase

    Cons

    Salary: Average
    Lot of work at the last moment
    Lot of new systems coming up slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good company for early stage of your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at VVF full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All-round experience, You will get to learn not only things related to your field but its application too

    Cons

    you have to work by keeping yourself down to earth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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