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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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Valmont Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kaniewski
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for salary employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits aren't bad (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement unless you're in a relationship with someone in management (in 6 reviews)

  • They hire their friends for upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hauppauge, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good benefits and culture. Highest integrity.

    Cons

    Some may not like corporate America. I'm happy with it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding work


  2. "Material handler"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Valley, NE
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Valley, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay well ...benefits are good...but communication is bad plus no customer orientation for a lot employees and i think that very important...

    Cons

    But i wish that this company would be more transparent and have flexibility to employees inside the company....

    Advice to Management

    The same as i mention above plus,do not play favoritism among the employees..
    ..

  3. "Overall, a Good 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, a lot of great and dedicated people, overall very good upper management

    Cons

    Highly seasonal business where you can work some pretty long hours during the busy times, depending on what your job entails

    Advice to Management

    As an office person who can do almost all work remotely, it would be nice to be able to work from home a couple days a month.


  4. "General shop help"

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    Current Employee - General Shop Help in Waverly, Ottawa, MI
    Current Employee - General Shop Help in Waverly, Ottawa, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start pay, job is easy at times, you can learn different jobs move to a different station every two hours

    Cons

    Some mandatory overtime, payed time off and vacation you get a six months, only let’s one person off on any certain day

    Advice to Management

    Nice


  5. "Tulsa Plant needs prayers"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers and pay is alright.

    Cons

    Management is new and very disconnected and very dishonest. They lie to their employees, they lie ABOUT their employees, and they lie about their quality standards to their customers. They are not loyal to their long time employees, and NO ONE is safe from getting fired, if someone in management needs a scapegoat whenbthey get caught doing something dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Set standards in place to protect honest employees, and for Petes sakes...start doing the right thing...stop treating your employees like they are so easily replaceable...some of them are far more valuable than you give them credit for.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Brenham, TX
    Current Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Brenham, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours that were able to work with my schedule

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to do when slow time hits.


  7. "The truth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    There isn't much good going for this plant. There are some good employees, but management probably thinks this is them. You can learn to count based on one person's coffee trips.

    Cons

    No management skills, no care for employees, no advancements, overworked, lazy employees and managers, outdated equipment, the list goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you have to see what people do and what they don't do. Start creating an atmosphere that employees want to be rather than not. You can make that plant great, but you are failing 100%. Maybe it's time for you to move on

  8. "opinion"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Graysville, TN
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Graysville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valmont Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides.


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Machinist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good insurance, good vacation, many good people to work with,

    Cons

    To much pressure for supervisors, and it all goes down hill, to us.
    Depending upon the department, and there are a lot of them, you can have good managers....or not.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more from within the company, these people will understand the process better


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Wage Disparity/Questionable Ethics"

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    Current Employee - General in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - General in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I truly enjoy the majority of the people I work with. In spite of the frustration people really care and take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Wage disparity is a very real thing here. The vast majority of senior and executive level leadership are all white males. I was given a significant pay increase and 'promotion' for what I thought was great performance, only to find out it was to be somewhat aligned with a new, white male employee that was brought on board with similar job duties. There are rumblings of ethically questionable behaviors surrounding products being re-labeled or having labels removed of the country of origin to up profits within the International business. Management is aware and proceeds with the practices claiming that everything has the same warranty. Management should know that these practices have nothing to do with warranty. I'm not sure if any of these issues have been brought to light with HR, but that department has its own issues. The department almost completely turned over within a 3 week time frame, the three that left were the ones doing most of the actual day to day work and were the most knowledgeable with what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    We are publicly traded. Executive leadership and operations needs to ensure they are aware of business practices that are going on and operate according to the core values they preach. If a few of these bad decisions leaked to the board or the public it could seriously hurt the reputation so many have worked hard to build.


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