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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Valmont Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kaniewski
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Pros
  • "As an opening job, this I was offered good base pay and benefits" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good pay for welders compared to other companies for similar job" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is not keyed into everyday workings of site" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of work to do when slow time hits" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Valmont has great benefits and a good environment. They donate money to United Way and the employees are very diverse.

    Cons

    No room for advancement.


  2. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people that I worked with. They worked together as a team.

    Cons

    Management shifts priorities multiple times and did not keep clear communications about what was happening.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little guy.

  3. "Office Administrator"

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

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great GM, Benefits, I liked working with corporate

    Cons

    You have to be willing to move if you want to advance


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't go into management"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Valley, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small Midwest life is pleasant in Valley.

    Cons

    They speak of moving towards being a leader in global manufacturing. The reality is they have a culture that is so broken they will never achieve their goal. They have new leadership that speaks to lean methodology and high performance. The reality is they still do things as they did in the 60's and 70's. They pay high wages and then hold no one accountable. The worst of the employees run the operation. Ask them to do anything and you will be in front of HR before the day is out. Their solution to no or low performance? Hire more people.

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to allow hourly and veteran employees (and management) to run off the people you hire to take you to the next level, you will continue to lose market share and become extinct, like the dinosaur of a company you are today.

    You are so anxious to 'make people happy' you cater to the ones whom are trying to ruin your business. This makes everyone, including the guilty, extremely unhappy. Instead of letting those 30 and 40 year employees perpetuate an unhappy and miserable work experience, hold them accountable. Make them perform. Stop disciplining the management you hire to take the company in the direct you profess you want to go.

    Valmont Industries Response

    Oct 22, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We strive to make sure that every employee’s experience is exceptional, and it’s disappointing to hear that yours has not been. The foundation... More


  5. "Racker, quality control and kettle worker."

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    Former Employee - Racker Quality Control and Kettle Worker in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Racker Quality Control and Kettle Worker in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a very good company. They are fast paced. The pay is good. They provide lunch for the employees off and on.

    Cons

    The hours were to much.


  6. "Good Admin Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    As an opening job, this I was offered good base pay and benefits. A lot of good-people work at Valmont.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics, high-pressure, and a little people doing a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people across the board.


  7. "Employed"

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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

    Pros

    Company is growing and making changesto stay current with the demanding market structure.

    Cons

    The people that get the work done are being forced into long work weeks with lots of over time because management can't hire, train, and or retain people long enough or fast enough to get past the skeleton crew we're working with now.

  8. "long term employee"

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

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

    Pros

    fair pay scale, shift differential, weekend overtime is on a rotation.

    Cons

    lots of overtime. weekend work isn't posted until Thursday.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fitter/Welder"

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    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for welders compared to other companies for similar job.

    Cons

    Focus is taken off of employees in the Structures division, with mandatory weekends every week. No time to have any kind of real life. HR is not even on employees side.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and do try to do ANYTHING to improve morale. Plan appropriately to take care of the overtime issue right now, not tell employees that it will be taken care of in two years. You cant keep employees because they all want some kind of life outside Valmont. These people are your life blood, take care of them first.


  10. "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, insurance, 401K matching and decent pay for the area. Somewhat flexible work schedule for admin employees. Supervisors care about employees.

    Cons

    Upper management is not keyed into everyday workings of site. Work is scheduled over capacity without solutions in place to increase production.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on learning the business from the ground up.


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