Vallourec Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
21 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Philippe Crouzet
11 Ratings

21 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. production supervisor

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

    I have been working at Vallourec (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, good people to work with . The pay and benefits are excellent. And there is always room for in house advancement. They are also very encouraging for continued education

    Cons

    It is a hot rolling mill which means it is hot and dirty and greasy. You may be required to work long shifts that include nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    always be honest with your employees..they are your best asset


  2. It was a pleasure to work for this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vallourec full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits, the environment, the work

    Cons

    Oil and gas company that had a big lay off and I was included

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Steady Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VPA in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - VPA in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vallourec

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, stock purchase plan, stability, good team of people

    Cons

    A lot of mandated programs are dictated from corporate

    Advice to Management

    Have some consistency in delivering programs to divisions.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Livin the dream

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

    I have been working at Vallourec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Where do I start , A world class place to work. Its not google but we do pretty good there

    Cons

    Shift work. Hot, Dirty. old mill .

    Advice to Management

    keep moving forward with the employees, continue the family atmosphere


  6. Typical Mill

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

    I have been working at Vallourec

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home. Brand new mill.

    Cons

    Same as every other Steel mill.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work...

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

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. I am jumping ship to find greener pastures!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company with high growth potential

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

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, you will stay busy

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Not much, decent people good work environment.



Showing 21 of 21 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.