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Valin Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Account Manager/Outside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, Good Earning Potential, Mostly Great People to Work With.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, decent amount of politics, too many managers!!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't put too many eggs in one Oil and Gas basket.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unreasonable demands"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valin full-time

    Pros

    The pay was pretty fair.

    Cons

    Sr. management has no life and expects the same of everyone who works there.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are people, with lives and families and interests outside their jobs. You'd get more from people if you didn't demand it.

  3. "account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great ESOP plans

    Cons

    old style of management, family politics in the workplace


  4. "Difficult to work with and for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Is professional and not too afraid to invest.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on bad data

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more


  5. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for learning and growth are available for self starters

    Cons

    Existing performance issues are slow to be addressed

    Advice to Management

    Too many new ideas - pick one and focus on adoption.


  6. "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of product offerings and allowed for complete independence to manage your territory

    Cons

    Not in touch with market needs or focus on the Automation Division. Primarily a Process control distributor

    Advice to Management

    Communication and career advancement to top management. Don't have so many BDs that don't do any work.


  7. "Fickle Management"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent structure and ability to make your own schedule. Follow projects or opportunities that are the most important and a great opportunity to see lots of industries and manufacturing environments.

    Cons

    Very independent; little to no support on many projects. My manager provides little to no insight on my schedule and does not clearly define expectations. The projects I have worked on to the bone they try to take credit for by micro-managing and reporting successes. Lots of stress dealing with management let alone the responsibilities of the job.

    Advice to Management

    More support and knowledge of the industry. Listen to your employees more and support their problems rather than arguing against the facts.

  8. "mechanical assembler technician"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler Technician in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler Technician in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company showed me a lot of various assembly and sub assembly techniques and great people to work for.

    Cons

    None, great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    None, very good management.


  9. "Sales focused technical group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many knowledgeable people who work at and love working for Valin that are ready and willing to help create technical solutions for their customers.

    Cons

    However, there is no technical training specific to the industry one is tasked with servicing. Hence "Creating value added solutions" for the customers is made exceptionally difficult. Prospective applicants should be advised to have a deep understanding of a technical industry serviced by Valin, and if they do not possess this they should be ready to invest many hours outside of your working ones to develop your knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Educate the groups who service specific industries in the technical fundamentals of that industry and process. Training is disproportionately balanced towards salesmanship instead of technical competence.


  10. "Great pay!!! Oil and gas is working hard at providing the best products around! Highly recommended, if you're ready!"

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

    Pros

    The pay is great, if you're in the oil and gas side. That side is building, if you're ready for opportunity!!

    Cons

    It's hard to get through to the very top, but free thinking is encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Lef loose and step out!!! Take some risks and be ok with falling down. It's how we learn to pick ourselves up!


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