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"Chaos"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Vestas is a company with strong values and treats its employees well. The company employs great people and has a nice atmosphere. People who work there really believe in the company's product, wind energy and are experts in this industry. Vestas is a great engineering company.

Cons

Unfortunately the company was in a constant state of chaos and transition with multiple rounds of layoffs during the two years I worked there (2010-2012). Often these layoff rounds appeared to be conducted without much assessment of what the staff who were laid off were doing and no plan for how to pass their work on to others- this slowed down productivity significantly. In addition the company is too big for what its management can handle, resulting many operational inefficiencies and in a lack of proper tools, resources and training for employees to do their jobs. Some parts of the company are very technologically advanced and some are stuck in the 90s.

Other Employee Reviews for Vestas Wind Systems

  1. "Things change quickly and not for the better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation package, and potential for international travel

    Cons

    Reorganization made it very obvious that management will all be in Denmark and not the US. Discouraging to those in the US who now see there is little to no room for growth. The company spent too many years spending money freely, designing a top of the line product, and not focusing on actual market demand. Now they are trying to scramble to find a plan and are cutting all the wrong corners.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to control costs before you run into a crisis again. Be more proactive, less reactive.


  2. "Poorly run company with weak management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vestas pays decently well for the Portland market, medical is fully paid for, and has nice facilities in the Pearl District.

    Cons

    Vestas has very poor management both in Denmark and in the US. They are very poor at business basics such as process, procedures, documentation, and controls. Management in Denmark and the US can't seem to face these facts and have been ineffective at making any kind of meaningful change in the culture. As a result of being unwilling and unable to change in an increasingly competitive global market, the company continues to struggle year after year. Vestas has very good, highly paid people doing menial tasks 60% of the time. So for any professional with experience at a well-run company it will be an excercise in futility to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in professional management. Shareholders are not being well served by the current leadership.

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