Vanderlande Industries

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Vanderlande Industries Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014

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2.8 10 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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PETER GERRETSE

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, nice pay increase over time.

    ConsLow sta rti ng salary

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    This is not a great place to work!

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Marietta, GA

    Pros- Employees are genuine and most are great to work with.
    - Great product, and have a good reputation with most airlines.
    -Service Business is well managed and growing, excellent people to work with.

    Cons- Upper management in US over projects/sales is terrible and has absolutely no vision for the future.
    - Outsold their capacity within the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year leaving $500M in projects they can't bid,
    - Management does not properly support Project Managers and they tend to be over worked which adds risk to projects.
    - This is a $1B global company, but in the US acts more like a $100K, as insurance is not that great, absolutely no training. (Be wary if they say there is and walk away).
    -This is a company first, family second. They will show you in the interview the internal scoring of the employees, but take that with a grain of salt.
    - People "track" when you come in and when you leave even on salary.
    - President expects you to take first flight out and latest flight in evening.
    - If you work weekends there is no getting that time back, but you get to keep your job.

    Advice to Senior Management- Morale is not as high as you think, no inspiration from top management.
    - US operations could be twice the size with proper long term planning.
    - Your competitors use retreads from the industry, with a little training you can grow organically and capitalize on future growth.
    - Current President does not believe in technology and won't give it the necessary attention in order to dominate the market.
    - Practice what you preach on core values.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic organization - stay away!

    Peon (Current Employee) Marietta, GA

    ProsPaycheck comes every two weeks

    ConsThis company is terrible at executing projects. The believe they have a good process, but they're delusional. Expect 60+ hours a week, huge amounts of stress, and confrontational personalities within the workplace. Don't get carried away by the revenue. Their balance sheet is covered in red - meaning VI has lost millions over the years b/c of their failed process and business practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo yourself a favor and don't commit to anything until your customer approves drawings. You drain your company resources any money because you make false promises to your customers and commit to timelines you can't honor. It's not rocket science why you lose money every year.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOffer high quality product to customers

    ConsSometimes engineers are pulled in too many directions, with little time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great corporate culture full of people passionate about their jobs.

    Sales Engineer I (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHorizontal leadership structure - having only 1 or 2 people between me and the head of the company was a pretty awesome experience. Being able to walk into my boss' boss's office when I needed something was really nice. That's not something you can do at very many US companies. Periodic travel to Europe for training was a nice perk too.

    ConsHorizontal leadership structure - with only one or two levels between you and the execs career advancement is a long game. That said, aside from compensation, they do work hard at keeping employees happy and satisfied in their work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou do a great job at recruiting people who are passionate about their work. But you could do better with compensating them in ways other than job satisfaction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Dutch rule

    Business Development (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsGreat products, resources, people in Holland

    ConsUS is micro-managed by senior manager who did not come from same industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the senior manager and start over

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work, but minimal advancement opportunities for women.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Marietta, GA

    ProsFamily friendly company. Great benefits including a free gym membership. Flex hours. They give bonuses and raises. Host employee functions several times a year including a steak cook out and an annual Christmas party. You really feel like they care about their employees.

    ConsThere are no women in management. Even if a woman has managerial responsibilities, they will not put the word 'manager' in her job title. The head of Human Resources is a woman and her title is Human Resources Coordinator. She also doubles as the President's Secretary. She has to conduct confidential HR business in her cubicle or find an empty office/conference room. If you are a woman and looking to get on the executive track, this is not the place to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make your employees feel valued and continue to provide a family friendly atmosphere. Invest more time and effort into the women in this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vanderlande is a very Good compnay

    Admin-hr (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsHaving a very good work atmosphere

    ConsMNC working as per Indian Standered

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    VI

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibilty, professionalism, dedicted employees, interesting projects

    ConsTurbulent Industry with many up and downs

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo get the projects, don't wait for them to come to you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company, great people. Was good working at Vanderlande Industries. The people are helpful and nice, no stressful hours. Work is good if you are interested in PLC programming

    ConsNot much I can think of. Just the compensation is not very good, but considering atlanta and cost of living it is ok.

    Advice to Senior Managementgood company, well manage. Nice people was good working at this company. May be you can try to develop an internship program.

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