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"Walls are crumbling on what was an empire"

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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)

    "Ok place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short commute, good benefits, & a busy, but sometimes overwhelming work environment. Pay is competitive for the area. Most of the coworkers are descent.

    Cons

    Poor communication and teamwork between departments and from management. Ineffective leadership. Office politics runs wild. It's all about who you know, not necessarily what your skills & accomplishments are. Micromanaging to the Nth degree. No room for advancement unless willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Management 101...get to know your employees and what it takes for them to do their jobs, before passing judgement on performance. Evaluate employees for their strengths & put them in positions that will help them succeed. Several good employees are being set up to fail and/or are under utilized. Consider a mentoring program. Management needs to reign in those employees that have 'gotten out of hand' over the years due to weak leadership.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth the effort"

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    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.

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