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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated July 14, 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. "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. Helpful (2)

    "welding"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Welder in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    decent pay, steady 40 hours, safety is always a focus.

    Cons

    same stuff every single day. all the employees are always upset and dont like their job. management is clueless and always getting fired. the office people are always new.

    Advice to Management

    keep a steady staff or at least keep your people informed.

  3. "Accounting and Finance"

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

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people. The managers truly care about you. Very flexible with work hours as long as you get your job done. Great opportunities for learning and contribution

    Cons

    No clear path for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep mentoring and showing care for your staff


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Support/Admin Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility in admin job. Decent benefits. Currently under new management which gives many people here hope.

    Cons

    Every month I worry about this place closing cause Management makes comments to such. Communication from plant to plant needs improved


  5. "Slave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Not much at all. Don't care about you at all

    Cons

    Work you like a slave


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Losing hope..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are average

    Cons

    Site is ignored by corporate. Failing and aging machinery breaks down daily. Company is afraid to spend a dime on anything to help with productivity so it can screw employees out of bonuses as long as management gets their big bonus. We can either replace necessary machinery or you might as well shut the doors.
    The roof leaks in so many places making he manufacturing area unsafe.
    Certain employees need to learn to do their whole job not half of it then dump it in someone else’s lap.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to be replaced. No one has backbone to hold people accountable or fix issues. Cliques, good old boys club and managers that circumvent procedures and bully people need to go. Clean house of under performing employees who are too lazy to learn proper procedures. Stop allowing problem employees run the moral further down. Don’t complain about people’s poor attitudes until you make an effort to fix some issues.
    Show some respect to those few employees left who actually try to take the core values seriously.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resource Recruiting Lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On-site cafeteria, freedom to excersize and walk during lunch break.

    Cons

    The ability for their HR department to hire long lasting employees where the salaries are behind by 10-15 years

    Advice to Management

    The culture at Valmont isn't what it used to be. You hear it all the time even with current employees. It's time to look back at what worked in 1995 and why all 5 divisions don't talk or communicate with each other. You've lost your synergy!

  8. "All Good"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Estill, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Estill, SC

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst management Ive ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, Shop employees are great

    Cons

    Management sucks, no respect for the employees,

    Advice to Management

    Go scoop dog doo for a living


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management sucks."

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    Current Employee - Welder III in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Welder III in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, shop workers are cool

    Cons

    Management sucks, won’t own up to mistakes and poor decisions

    Advice to Management

    Just give up


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