Vallourec Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
10 Reviews
3.4
10 Reviews
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Philippe Crouzet
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  1.  

    Good company with high growth potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician/ET  in  Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Electrician/ET in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time for 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
  3.  

    Good Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Vallourec full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Director Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vallourec full-time for 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
  6.  

    Best first job out of college I could ask for.

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    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
  7.  

    A refreshing start to revitalize the rust belt

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Brand improving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vallourec for less than a 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
  9.  

    Experience at Vallourec

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vallourec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big company and a great brand name - if you are interested in Oil & gas then the best place for you

    Cons

    If you want to change and move to another industry (other than oil & gas) - its difficult to make that change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much advice. I think they are doing pretty good job

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    continous improvement is a must in vallourec

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    chancees of career development, visibility, stability, sustainability

    Cons

    high cost compared to chinese products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to increase competitiveness, need to reduce costs and focus on premiun products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    It has become a culture of bullies

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    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources

    I worked at Vallourec

    Pros

    The company pays very well

    Cons

    Management team cannot be trusted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the ivory tower and listen to the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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