Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Anders Erik Runevad
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Pros
  • Vestas has fantastic benefits and really emphasizes a great work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Great work environment: friendly employees and lots of free coffee and snacks (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Danish senior management has forgotten what Vestas was built on which is the people (in 6 reviews)

  • Job Security is highly concerned from employees perspective, as it makes out a sudden bulk lay-off's recent days (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pueblo, CO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benifits and work environment

    Cons

    I dont have any issues with this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. I love the company

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brighton, CO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    I like the atmosphere in the factory

    Cons

    West coast labor strike slowing work down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Wonderful Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and international working environment with a diverse collegial base

    Cons

    Women are not easily promoted but there are international job opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good company and going in a positive direction!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Benefits and competitive starting pay.

    Cons

    Forced overtime and no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be considerate of employee's work life balance. Working force OT for months straight can wear an employee down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Service Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Good people, ok pay, it was free health insurance for you and your family but know you have to pay for it

    Cons

    Only one thing I didn't like was how they promot people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We had a very good site manager but couple years latter he moved to a different site, bigger site with better, longer contract. The guy who took over was our lead at that time and he was one of the guys who new how to talk to upper management to get that job. But he wasn't very good, not even close to be called good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great down to earth

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Windsor, CO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and great benefits
    Great people to work with
    Laid back
    Bonus possibility

    Cons

    Long term is something that is Never mentioned you can literally be the best worker and get laid off, lazy people are widespread throughout factory and they are never put under scrutiny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make long term goal
    Stop getting products internationally shipped instead buy local and cut cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. tech 1

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    Current Employee - Tech I in Wasco, OR
    Current Employee - Tech I in Wasco, OR

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good co-workers to work with

    Cons

    no perks on bennies or pay in comparison to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. good place always giving perks to employees free lunch, turkey at thanksgiving etc...

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Windsor, CO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation time, mamagement did listen, training, benefits seemed beter than averave, musc playing throughout the factory, very safety minded.

    Cons

    Constant lay offs too dependent on productoon tax credit if still employed at Vestas I would prepare for layoffs, wind tax credit not looking good in the near future will have to wait and see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None they can only roll with the flow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Vestas as such is still an exciting company, but ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At Vestas I had great colleagues and generally a good work atmosphere despite cost pressure and relocation rumors.
    Windpower is a great business to be in, turbines are a great product.
    Vestas has a great benefits package, hands down.
    It just seems right to work in the renewable energy sector and I was always proud to explain where I worked.

    Cons

    Management does not operate very professionally when it comes to coaching and developing leadership.
    Work -life balance is substandard.
    Volatile market environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take care of their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    If you want a normal life, forget about this company - Blades Division

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    Former Employee - Production Worker - Blades in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Production Worker - Blades in Brighton, CO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay & good benefits. They supply the uniforms & have them washed for you. They pay for your safety shoes & safety glasses.

    Cons

    Very irregular working hours, can't have a stable life outside of the job. They expect you to keep switching from days to nights every week, and rotate what days & nights you work every week! Not a reliable schedule system if you have a family or anything else going on outside of work. Forget about trying to transfer to another department unless you are good friends with the dept lead you want to get into. You're pretty much forced to watch & listen to ONLY the sports channel if you want to eat or take a break in the lunch room, gets pretty old after a while. The training system is a joke, shortly after your hired & learned a few things, you then have to start training the new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have set NON rotating schedules so your employees can actually have a life. There are plenty of people that would work just the night shift or just the day shift. Don't have dept leads doing the interview process, to much of a "good buddy" system there. The lunch room needs to be a "neutral environment", not a "sports center".
    Really its no wonder why you have such a high turnover rate, but who knows, maybe that's how you keep your employee costs down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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