Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
28 Reviews

2.5
28 Reviews
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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  1.  

    Good place to work if you can handle not being paid much for the first 2 years.

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    Former Employee - Welding Assistant  in  Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Welding Assistant in Lakeville, MN

    Pros

    This is a large company and there a sense of stability. Most of the people that work in the warehouse are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay. The starting wage for a welding assistant is really low for the type of work that is required. Even graduating from a welding school I was told it would take a couple of years before I could be promoted into a welder position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employee's skills to your advantage.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Insurance, vacation and 401K are all great.

    Cons

    Can sometimes get lost as an employee because corporation in so large.

  3.  

    Walls are crumbling on what was an empire

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Large but losing market share and employee/customer confidence in the U.S.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with market, customers and employees. Total lack of leadership in the management ranks. High rate of micro management from the top. Panic management setting in. Product quality downward trending, massive missed shipments, customer contact employees left hanging with no support. Good employees are severely over worked to meet cost down goals. Internal personnel don't answer e-mails or phone calls. Seems like a company on the verge of an major fall and senior management does not know what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the core values that made company a success. Trust your employees and value your customers instead of some useless internal metric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Short commute, good benefits, & a busy, but sometimes overwhelming work environment. Pay is competitive for the area. Most of the coworkers are descent.

    Cons

    Poor communication and teamwork between departments and from management. Ineffective leadership. Office politics runs wild. It's all about who you know, not necessarily what your skills & accomplishments are. Micromanaging to the Nth degree. No room for advancement unless willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 101...get to know your employees and what it takes for them to do their jobs, before passing judgement on performance. Evaluate employees for their strengths & put them in positions that will help them succeed. Several good employees are being set up to fail and/or are under utilized. Consider a mentoring program. Management needs to reign in those employees that have 'gotten out of hand' over the years due to weak leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not worth the effort

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    Current Employee - Senior Drafter  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay poor. Stressed, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending out memos about the record earnings the company is making without passing any of that off to your employees. Stop demoting people who don't deserve it just because you need to move around resources so your bottom line looks better. Start providing real training to your employees. Make the company what you tell people it is when you hire them... a good place to work, where the management cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a great people company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some great people here but they are really let down by the leaderhsip, people practices

    Cons

    Low salaries, limited career opportunites, terrible people practices

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

    Too many layoffs but was good company

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    Pros

    Great people, enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs, added extra duties to regular ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key people with lots of knowledge are worth keeping

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great company, but not a great employer

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    Current Employee - Systems  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Systems in Valley, NE

    Pros

    A solid reputable company. Pay and benefits are very good. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    Need to reevaluate work-life balance options and flexible and/or telecommute options for administrative employees. Very much focused on this is the way we've always done it, so change happens very slowly, if ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a formal way to develop the leaders and employees. Training should be centralized. Some thought should be given on how to get talented employees on board and retain those that are currently employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Internal opportunities, diverse business units

    Cons

    Not always focused on personnel development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Structures Division

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley, NE

    Pros

    Large employer with decent benifits. Not a lot to speak of last 5 years

    Cons

    Old GM syndrome. Poor senior management, does not value employee's or its customers, product quality downward trending, lots of chiefs to few indians, endless meetings and those meetings take priority over customer needs, industry follower not leader in U.S..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, your methods are not working. Learn to appreciate experienced employee's and your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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