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"Walls are crumbling on what was an empire"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE
Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Large but losing market share and employee/customer confidence in the U.S.

Cons

Management out of touch with market, customers and employees. Total lack of leadership in the management ranks. High rate of micro management from the top. Panic management setting in. Product quality downward trending, massive missed shipments, customer contact employees left hanging with no support. Good employees are severely over worked to meet cost down goals. Internal personnel don't answer e-mails or phone calls. Seems like a company on the verge of an major fall and senior management does not know what to do.

Advice to Management

Go back to the core values that made company a success. Trust your employees and value your customers instead of some useless internal metric.

Other Employee Reviews for Valmont Industries

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth the effort"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay poor. Stressed, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending out memos about the record earnings the company is making without passing any of that off to your employees. Stop demoting people who don't deserve it just because you need to move around resources so your bottom line looks better. Start providing real training to your employees. Make the company what you tell people it is when you hire them... a good place to work, where the management cares.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company, but not a great employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Systems in Valley, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A solid reputable company. Pay and benefits are very good. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    Need to reevaluate work-life balance options and flexible and/or telecommute options for administrative employees. Very much focused on this is the way we've always done it, so change happens very slowly, if ever.

    Advice to Management

    Need a formal way to develop the leaders and employees. Training should be centralized. Some thought should be given on how to get talented employees on board and retain those that are currently employed.

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