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Viracon Overview

www.viracon.com
Owatonna, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
1970
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Bringing class to glass, Viracon, a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, fabricates and installs architectural glass that has been treated with its glass-coating services. The company buys bulk, flat glass which then can be insulated, laminated, silk-screened, coated, or tempered ... Read more

Mission: We deliver the highest quality, widest variety of customized architectural glass solutions for the creation of distinctive commercial buildings around the world.

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Viracon – Why Work For Us?


As an international company, Viracon (a division of Apogee) offers the most complete range of high-performance architectural glass products available worldwide. Our success is dependent on attracting and retaining quality employees that not only believe in producing and delivering our glass products, but also strive to provide the total solution: glass that is well-designed, beautiful to look at, and performs to expectations. 

Viracon is a dynamic, growing company with a wealth of career opportunities. We offer employees challenging work that encourages learning and growth. There has never been a period when a career at Viracon has offered such exciting opportunities. The pace of change, the breadth of opportunities, the intensity of competition and most importantly, the need for leaders has never been as great as it is today.

All architectural glass fabricators may start out the same but that's where any similarity ends. It's what each fabricator brings to your project that makes all the difference.

From aesthetics, to strict environmental and energy specifications, to critical budget and delivery requirements, our input can make a difference. The fact is, our selection of innovative architectural glazing options combined with specification assistance and technical expertise can help make your vision a reality. Challenge us, you'll see.

Viracon is your single-source resource for innovative products, reliable service, valuable advice and technical expertise for:


  • Insulating
  • High-Performance Coatings
  • Insulating Laminated
  • Protective
  • Edgework
 
  • Laminated
  • Triple Insulating
  • Spandrel
  • Acoustical
  • Holes
 
  • Monolithic
  • Silk-Screened
  • Green Design / LEED
  • Heat-Treated
  • Notches


Viracon supplies the glass for the majority of architectural buildings in the United States. With that comes so pretty amazing projects we get to work on. Check out some of our favorites!


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Viking Stadium (US Bank Stadium) - Minneapolis, MN

Did you know that the soon-to-be-completed US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, will house the world's largest pivoting glass doors and an entire glass wall that will overlook the Minneapolis skyline?

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One World Trade Center - New York, NY

DId you know that One World Trade Center is the tallest building in North America and was named as the Best Tall Building America's winner in 2015. Sitting at 1,776 feet and 104 stories, Viracon specially designed & engineered the perfect glass solution to create this new American icon.

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Did you know that this luxury hotel features floor to ceiling windows that are sputtered with an optically thin layer of real 24 karat gold? The gold glass provides a view of the Las Vegas strip, the magnificence of gold, along with glare reduction and solar controlling features.




Viracon employees share core values, common mission, and commitment to a quality product, a strong work ethic and a commitment to each other. Our employees are the key to Viracon’s success. 

We are committed to our employees by providing challenging work and training and development. We provide a dynamic wellness program including biometric screening, flu shots, health assessments, and weight loss and exercise programs.

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It’s really the people that make Viracon an outstanding company! We hire smart and determined individuals who want to join a world class organization. Viracon rewards and recognizes individual and team accomplishments and contributions. We strive to create a culture where everyone can realize their full potential….not just doing what they are told, but doing things to their maximum ability. Our first commitment to our employees is to provide a safe and professional work environment with some of the latest state of the art glass fabrication equipment and systems. 

Our workforce is diverse not only in backgrounds but also in problem resolution and creativity. Viracon works hard to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive, feel proud and become part of a winning team. We know that if our workforce is challenged with meaningful work and rewarded for contributions and efforts we will continue to maintain our position as the premier glass fabricator in the world.

Viracon offers a variety of rewards that extend beyond pay. A competitive financial and benefits package and employee programs.





 

FINANCIAL REWARDS

  • Competitive Wages
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Stock Purchase
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Employee Recognition Programs

 






 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Medical & Dental Coverage
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Life and Disability Programs
  • Wellness Programs

 






 

WORK AND FAMILY BENEFITS

  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Funeral / Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Viracon Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
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    I have been working at Viracon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, many benefits for all employees. Company offers good incentives for attendance, and work performance.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, physical and repetitive work,

    Advice to Management

    please look into doing a different shift configuration. Most employees don't like working long hrs. Also, please look into automation, Viracon is a great company but so behind when it comes to technology improvements.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint George, UT
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Viracon (Saint George, UT) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Good interview questions. The interviewer was courteous and professional. I was given a concise overview of the job. The interviewer answered all of my questions and I got a prompt response back. I would really like to get a job with this company, so I will continue to apply.

    Interview Questions

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