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Viracon Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Butyler in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Butyler in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at Viracon

    Pros

    Re-opened St. George, Utah plant ahead of schedule and as promised sent out the word to previous employees and rehired mamy of us.

    Cons

    Only con is also a plus long days, work three twelve hour shifts a week that rotate every two weeks giving you a five day weekend every two weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fabulous

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader and Downloader in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Loader and Downloader in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at Viracon

    Pros

    It was a place where i learned how to work in a team and bridle help those in need it

    Cons

    The lenguaje the machinary and learning new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give oportunity to people looking superacion and welfare for the family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Viracon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I always know that ill have a job. People aren't going to stop using glass in the foreseeable future.

    Cons

    Stifling work environment. People are thought of as numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people have personal items in work areas. Higher pay for the little guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Decent Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Viracon

    Pros

    Decent job if little or no education.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Be careful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Viracon

    Pros

    Exciting fast paced manufacturing environment. Great products for the marketplace.

    Cons

    A culture of don't rock the boat exists here. If the company does not agree with you they just make you gone! I have seen many great people let go from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to engage with people who have new or different ideas. Empower people to make decisions.

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

    This company is lead by smart and inovative people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Viracon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people running the show.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and advancement within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be given to those who are asking for it. Advancement is very important in terms of lowering turnover rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had a good run, but moved on to bigger and better things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT

    I worked at Viracon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked the St George, UT location
    Employees that worked at the plant were great

    Cons

    Closed the plant due to market conditions
    Managers lacked true leadership qualities. Our interium Plant Manager was a perfect example of this
    401(k) was pretty weak
    Pay is really not competitive when looking at other manufacturing sectors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages
    Develop truely talented leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be good but company lacks good mid level management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viracon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair, when there was profit sharing it was a nice bonus.

    Cons

    They treat people like cattle. Was forced to keep impending layoff's from employees. Company didn't care how shift changes and layoff's would affect peoples lives and gave people no notice. People who were forced to change shifts were only given 1 day to determine if they could arrange their lives to do so. This was very unfair to people who needed day care, etc. They could have let people know weeks in advance that their schedule was going to change. Poor poor leadership and middle management level. There were people who were verbally abusive to people and HR or their boss would say "oh that's just how he is". Instead those people should be let go, but because they lack good leadership in that mid level of management these people continue work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great, until they closed the plant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT

    I worked at Viracon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, great bosses, good safety rules, diverse team members, good ethics.
    They even did various rewards and games to keep employees motivated to be safe and healthy.

    Cons

    We had to work twelve hour days with only one 20 minute lunch. Also the twelve hour days were weird rotating shifts, one week it was Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the next week it was Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. And standing/walking on cement the whole shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reopen plant and rehire us back and give two twenty minute breaks. Plus a restart of the quarterly bonuses would be nice.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, exciting and fun but in the end sadness because of shut down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT

    I worked at Viracon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, good pay and benefits opportunity to advance.The employees have a voice in some of the decision making and their voices are heard. Management takes notice of a job well done.

    Cons

    Some of the big impact decisions on employees are last minute, no chance to make adjustments in your schedule. We had many different shift changes and they were communicated to us last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication with what can be shared, and more advance notice when things are going to affect general population of plant

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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