Viracon Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. solid company to work for

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

    I worked at Viracon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of job security in the future

    Cons

    didn't like 2nd shift hours

    Advice to Management

    Look to different departments for efficiantcy

  2. A Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Viracon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A Very safe place to work

    Cons

    Very strict but maintains safty

  3. Great company.

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

    I have been working at Viracon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Five days off every other week.

    Cons

    Long hours but working three 12 hour shifts

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  5. Fabulous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Give oportunity to people looking superacion and welfare for the family

  6. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent job if little or no education.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. Security

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  8. 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

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

    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 Management

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

  9. This company is lead by smart and inovative people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people running the show.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and advancement within.

    Advice to Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    Increase wages
    Develop truely talented leaders

  11. Helpful (1)

    Could be good but company lacks good mid level management.

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

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

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

    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.

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