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VT Industries Reviews

Updated December 5, 2016
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  1. "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in La Mirada, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay they let you move up and learn.
    good benefits very family oriented place to work.
    very happy

    Cons

    change over in management
    closed down all stone division
    very high prices


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestwood, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestwood, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VT Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Invests in Lean and what's popular not what's right.

    Cons

    Doesn't invest wisely in people or equipment

    Advice to Management

    Fire top executives


  3. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime avalaibe, good benifits

    Cons

    There are too many people setting in chairs behind computers and not enough people producing. That's all they care about- butts in chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Get your butt up and do it yourself. Get people out of chairs and off their cell oh ones and make them work.


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  5. "Tool room attendant"

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    Current Employee - Tool Room Attendant in New Albany, IN
    Current Employee - Tool Room Attendant in New Albany, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VT Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Massive overtime work 6 days a week.

    Cons

    Hired on June 28. Was told on July 25 they are closing. Gives 60 days to find employment.


  6. "TSM Stone Sales"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager/Territory Sales Manager in Rome, GA
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager/Territory Sales Manager in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VT Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well established company with over 50 years history. A manufacturing leader in laminate countertops and architectural wood doors.

    Cons

    Too many management changes in the stone division. Lack of long-term goals and vision to fill needs of stone customers.

    Advice to Management

    If VT wants to remain in the stone industry, they will need to base product offerings off customer and market needs instead of trying to develop expensive new products when customers haven't shown a need.


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    "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time

    Pros

    Growing fast in door division. Lots of overtime. Great health benefits at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Horrible communication. Too many chief and no one knowing what is going on. Too many orders dropped and expectations of "Do It" even if you have to work every Saturday. The Founder can be found on UTube in an interview 11 years ago stating how they are a family company. My how things have changed under his son. Profits is All that is important. Family and employee growth is NOT important. Supervisors are [adding their pockets with bonuses and production is breaking their backs to make it happen and do not get rewarded, instead they have reached the top of their pay-grade and can not get a raise except a possible slight cost of living raise every 2 or 3 years. Shame on your greedy selves VT!

    Advice to Management

    Stop assuming how you did it before in regards to production flow of product will work now that your sales have doubled. You have forgotten your greatest asset in your key production personel. Stop assuming you know it all and LISTEN!


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    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Inern in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Inern in La Mirada, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VT Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very welcoming and didn't hesitate to take the time to teach me the industry and company. I was employed as an intern.

    Cons

    No effective communication strategy set up, ultimately leading to the stone production line being shut down at the plant I worked at.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company, doesn't appreciate hard work & loyalty, only concerned with control and imposing their will."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead in New Albany, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VT Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid well, there is lost of overtime. If you are inclined to work 6 days a week, this is a good place to end up.

    Cons

    No job security, they are willing to terminate your employment only on their personal feelings, it doesn't matter how well you do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Management is totally focused on Kaizen, and efficiency, their treatment of their employees is deplorable, they should turn their attention to Covey & try to create an environment where you can not only do your best work, but be the type of employer that you want to give your best to.


  10. "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseburg, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseburg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at VT Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Solid Company been around for many years most likely will be around for many more to come.
    2. Health compensation package is decent for the industry.
    3. Offers gain share bonus program quarterly based on plant performance.
    4. Free uniform requisitions 2-3 times a year.
    5. You get 3 breaks a day?

    Cons

    1. Management completely out of touch with employees
    2. Pay substandard at best compared to industry standard with a very low top out wage.
    3. Company is extremely disorganized.
    4. Machinery in many of the plants 50+ years old.
    5. Company's Lean management program is a disaster poorly implemented and often adds much undue stress to employees.
    6. Claims to promote from within the company but often hires outside the company for open positions leaving little or no chance for advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees more you used to be good to us all but we all feel forgotten now days.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Sufficient employment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holstein, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VT is a fairly progressive company which strives to be the number one commercial door manufacturer in the nation. They work hard at continuous improvement and keeping employees safe and prepared. They care about the local community and it's nice to see that sort of mentality within a company such as VT. They provide a decent benefits package which certainly benefits employees and their families. It is definitely an asset to the area and their continuous improvement and expansion bodes well for the future, hopefully.

    Cons

    The machinery within the plant is ancient. They jerry-rig safety devices to machines that are decades old and honestly it's sad. A lot of employees are very hard workers and are positive to be around, but a lot are incredibly lazy and know they can get away with it; the management is well aware. It's terrible for morale and a lot of the management lets it happen because they, apparently, fear confrontation. It seems they have a fairly high turnover rate, so I suppose they also fear having to replace the weak links. The pay is nothing to be proud of, and is basically enough to pay bills and perhaps take you out to a movie on the weekends. If you don't have a spouse helping with the bills it'd be tough to get by. Don't work here expecting a career, it's a job.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some courage and do your job. Hard working employees get tired of seeing the employees with little value slip by; nobody cares if they've been there 20 years, they're lazy and it's terrible for morale. Don't push the "be proud of what you do" mantra. It's a manufacturing plant that produces doors. There isn't much to be proud of.


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