Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Glassdoor isn't posting my reviews? Need to be heard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Claremore, OK
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Claremore, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent health insurance, that's it. 401k and a small bonus every month, other than the money, which isn't that great of pay anyways, there are no other pros.

    Cons

    Valmont has a blatant disregard for employee health and wellness, if you get injured, you won't receive proper treatment, and the company will refuse to pay for the expenses, if you disagree with a member of management, depending on how much pull that person has, you will most likely be fired, whether you or rite or wrong. They treat you as if they bought and own you.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the crumbling building before somebody gets SERISOULY hurt. Show a little respect to your laboring employees that make sure you get that big pay check every week.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company, could be worse

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Valley, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Valmont does have a track record of giving annual raises and pays really well for the area.

    Cons

    It will pay for a good family life but it sure won't lead to one. If you don't mind working 6-7 days a week during the summer this is the place to come. The shop floor people are expected to work 50-70 hours a week, while management stays home on the weekends. They don't care you have a family. One time after working 2 months straight, was told by management at a meeting, if you want a day off take vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are not slaves and could be your greatest asset.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Project Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Valmont is a good company to work for because it is a World-wide company not just local. The benefits are pretty good, i.e.. insurance, 401K, stocks, vacation, bonuses. The Energy business is usually on the upside and has been a pretty steady ride. They do support their employees in most fashions. You get that small business (family) feel with the large corporation benefits.

    Cons

    Valmont does seem to take some of the workers/experience for granted. There are all of long term/lifetime workers that have the knowledge and drive but still they choose to go to outside sources with hiring for the upper management positions. The pay is pretty average for the Tulsa area but since Valmont is world-wide you would think they might take a larger average over the people doing the same job in different states.


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  5. Production Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good business vision for the future.

    Cons

    Upper management is not very professional

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating people poorly in the future


  6. My take on things

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good senior management and work life balance

    Cons

    Evolving culture and future growth direction


  7. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Incredibly Disconnected

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCook, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCook, NE
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people for the most part. Most will work very hard to attain or surpass goals. Not a bad working environment.

    Cons

    Valley plant often not supportive which makes getting things done more difficult. Reality is that production is number one and everything else comes after - it's there, just gets done after production with whatever time is left. Upper management completely disconnected from employees below their level.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes need to remember that all the people working under you are the ones getting your product out.


  8. Great Company, Behind the Times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Hard working people -Good Pay and Benefits -Good facilities -Good location

    Cons

    -Lack innovation -Engineering leadership is poor -React to the competition -Bonuses are poor -Don't keep promises

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management is solid. There are some managers that shouldn't be in there current positions. Engineering management is more of a dictatorship, so new ideas are not encouraged unless management comes up with them.


  9. Helpful (3)

    This job is like getting waterboarded

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    Current Employee - Welder in Brenham, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in Brenham, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really aren't many pay is ok if u like spending 60 hrs plus at work

    Cons

    Too much to list company is top heavy management has downs syndrome

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  10. Good atmosphere with a small company feel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are professional and cooperative. All levels of management are focused on making employment at Valmont rewarding and beneficial.

    Cons

    On boarding process could be improved.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been here over 1 1/2 years in an admin position at a branch office building and designing electrical structures. It's been a great job. While it has gotten stressful at times due to increases in work load while growing, the people I work with are extremely helpful and everyone seems to have an open door for questions or just to discuss. The work is taken seriously and it is very rewarding to see the finished product as you drive down the road. The job is stable since people will always need electricity and there is opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    We are growing- at least at my branch and often there is a lot of work to be done. This is wonderful because it means you are always busy, but it also gets to be a bit much at times. Not a deal breaker by any means in my opinion, but it is something to be aware of. It also means that other people can get a bit stressed and snappy, but I think most people here try not to share that.

    Advice to Management

    Training in some of the smaller departments could be improved upon.



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