Virginia Transformer Corp.

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Virginia Transformer Corp. Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
29 Reviews
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    Current Employee/Former Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    I am a former employee who recently came back & I came back for a few reasons. First, to be a part of a growing international business. The Company has consistently grown at a rate greater than 20% annually. Operations have recently expanded with the opening of a new, additional manufacturing facility. The organization has positioned itself strategically in numerous markets globally providing continual, new business opportunities. Secondly, job security and to be challenged professionally. Due to the robust growth, employees at VTC have no worry of layoffs, downsizings or closings/relocations. And, for those type of people, who desire a challenge, set high goals and aren’t afraid of the hard work needed to meet and exceed those high expectations, VTC provides that type of atmosphere with a highly talented, diverse, results driven group of people. Lastly, would be those people and I wanted to reestablish those working relationships with them. VTC is very fortunate to have so many dedicated, dependable, whatever it takes to get the job done employees and I feel very fortunate to be a part of them again.

    Cons

    In pursuit of achievement of those goals and to meet that growth, there will be growing pains and the parking is one. Due to the large number of increased staff members and manufacturing associates, parking is definitely at a premium.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build upon the current momentum of increasing the employee morale initiative by continuing the work needed to keep improving the work environment and increasing employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Give it a Shot!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Company expending considerable effort to improve employee morale thru coaching, outside training and new equipment. Plant areas have really had a lot of improvement and expansion. High goals are set and are readily being achieved. No wonder the company has been growing nearly 20 % the last few years. Very diverse, culturally rich environment.

    Cons

    High goal atmosphere can be oppressive for some when occasional miss overshadows all of the successes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve our work environment. Recognize or emphasize employee success more than our occasional misses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security is good. Cafteria is decent. Career start is not bad. Business is growing and company is doing well financially

    Cons

    Culture is absolute worst. Pointing fingers, blaming each other are day to day.
    One man show.
    Management is poor and treat employees bad
    Cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    May be a good to work for first few years but not more than that.

    Cons

    No reason to work here.Super Micro management and credit only to people staying late.If you smart , dont come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting people and let them perform and excel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You WORK for them and they make 1000% sure that you understand they don't care what your life holds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Other then you receiving a paycheck for enduring their abuse nothing to speak of.

    Cons

    The main challenge is the expected hours that are not consistent or defined. No departmental or interdepartmental communication. NO !!!! NO RESPECT from management. The product produced is in my opinion that of a low end mass produced pizza. They are all different but, are still by all make up the same. The level of craftsmanship is that of a kindergartener with an etch a sketch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your employee's pay to a fair wage for the job done. Lift the moral and slow down production so that product can be built correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    very bad culture and work experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    no pros. only cons.

    Cons

    work culture is very bad. management has no vision.
    employee satisfaction is nil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to change their outlook towards employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The way I see it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time

    Pros

    I have worked for VT for several months and agree that working for VT is not utopia but instead of airing my dirty laundry and personal opinion on Glassdoor I try to remember that it is a job that I get paid to do for a company that has been and continues to be very successful. Personally job security with a company that is experiencing 20 -25% annual growth and is debt free must be doing many things right. Sure my opinion of the way I do my job and the companies may not always be the same but it is my responsibility to seek common ground when I can, accept the principals that the company and its owner adhere to and give VT my best efforts. If the job and company are not for me then I should move on and allow others who will fit it with VT to get that opportunity without criticizing the company on a public forum and possibly influencing other that would flourish in our environment. I have been in most areas of the facility and have not seen the whips, chains or slave conditions that others have mentioned.

    Cons

    Due to growth of VT infrastructure is behind, hard to find a parking place sometimes, break room needs to be improved and maybe better parking lot lighting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    My Opinion? Not Good.....

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I honestly don't see any pros. The cons out weigh the pros anyway!

    Cons

    Many cons. Just ask about any employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The President is very hard to work for. Watch your back!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Satisfactory -- I was Tired of being laid off 3 Times from former jobs, Stability is great

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    Current Employee - Plant Management  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Plant Management in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    a debt free company
    an aggressively growing company
    location, Roanoke is a great mid size city to live and raise kids in, plenty to do
    mid size company, you work hard and achieve results, they are visible
    opportunity to work closely and learn from top-guys
    pays for performance
    **

    Cons

    can improve upon work-life balance
    limited employee activities (this has improved significantly in recent years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the "cons" mentioned here
    overall doing pretty good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company for Hardworking Energetic People, Not a Place for Lazy Folks

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp for about 5 years.

    Pros – The atmosphere is overall very friendly, and everyone is working together for the benefit of the company. It is really a great place to start or for that matter continue your career. Pro's include: Exposure to industries, functional areas and customers, Diversity of work, Mentorship; Incredible opportunity to work with senior execs (including president) in solving complicated business issues; Unrivaled HR support related to diversity, benefits and life events; HR team is friendly and welcoming, willing to listen to employees issues (may or may not always be able to help you get exactly what you want, well it's a private business, at least they listen and try to help)

    Steep learning curve that propels you into a managerial role in a short amount of time (If YOU WORK FOR IT). Colleagues that are some of the smartest people (but somehow remain grounded and humble with a couple of exceptions, we have those everywhere). Fun teams and good friends, which is key when working such long hours!

    Cons

    Not many cons outside of the obvious ones - work life balance; obviously all of these wonderful pros come at a price: you have to give up your personal life and dedicate yourself to your company goals and customers, Long hours, travel on personal time, limitations on rental cars. (Travel policy needs to be reviewed) however, if you are in not in one of the jobs that require much travel, then no issues. Very fast pace, Sometimes political at "C" level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on attracting -- and retaining -- the best and brightest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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