Vallourec

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Vallourec Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Open door policy top to bottom, values continuing education. A real desire to see employees learn and grow.

    Cons

    None at this time. I have had no bad experiences. It is a job, so good days and not so good days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time. Management has been extremely helpful and open to suggestions for continuous improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am jumping ship to find greener pastures!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ET in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Senior ET in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are decreasing at a dramatic rate.

    Cons

    I made more money four years ago.
    Opportunities for electrical employees and few and far between.
    High stress environment.
    Cannot even run the high grade steel the mills were designed to run, the future is bleak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost several employees over the past six months due to the culture you promote. You might want to rethink your strategy, the latest round of pay increases will not keep your employees from fleeing to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It looks nicer on the other side of the fence, until you take a job there...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician/ET in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Electrician/ET in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Locality to where you live is the greatest pro that Vallourec offers. The next greatest pro is the pay, but beware because they are currently considering regressing some of the pay scales for tenure employees.

    Cons

    Stress and working conditions. Required training programs for basic electricians include an in depth knowledge of calculus, physics and advanced electrical principles. Even with my college degree, I am getting lost in the requirements, and failure to complete 15 annual test will result in a reduction in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start telling employees "good job" when they go beyond the call of duty instead of "you get a paycheck".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with high growth potential

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

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Good work- life balance comparing to competitors
    Lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Culture bully - French dominated
    Unequal treatment between expats and local employees - Expats get 3 times+ vacation days than same level of local employees, not to speak of other monetary allowance. When the expats in the team go for vacations, the local employees in the team get to do the expats' job, as you don't get the time off, and with a lower pay.
    Too non-aggressive in business development activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, you will stay busy

    Cons

    No room for growth, repetitive work, boss was real low key

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much, decent people good work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Director Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vallourec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company with great people in the field

    Cons

    French Executives at times very unethical making HR's job very unbcomfortable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror some at the highest levels have engaged in very dangerous behavior

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best first job out of college I could ask for.

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

    I have been working at Vallourec

    Pros

    Pay, people, purpose. Strong on education.

    Cons

    Only the good kind of challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A refreshing start to revitalize the rust belt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Persons with technical skills will excel in this organization.

    Cons

    None so far, the management is fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work but enjoy it

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of thing to do !

    Cons

    Decentralised organisation, short term management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Brand improving

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

    I have been working at Vallourec (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good and well run company, improving the brand.

    Cons

    Very exposed to changes in its markets, brand is not well known outside of immediate market segments. Company is too decentralised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sen above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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