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Updated February 16, 2018
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Valmont Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kaniewski
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  • Good pay and benefits for salary employees (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great"

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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

    Great people. Higher than average wages. Company cares about employees.

    Cons

    Some bad attitudes among coworkers


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  4. "Dealerships are out of sight out of mind"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good quality product and marketing.

    Cons

    Zero guidance or oversight of dealership management, procedures and capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Fire or terminate relationships with under performing dealerships. They ruin or jeopardize your reputation.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Don't let them fool you"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Successful Company in terms of stock price; despite poor leadership
    Beautiful Welcome and Learning Center and Corporate Headquarters
    Some bright, talented employees and dedicated production workers

    Cons

    Too many managers and VPs...not enough people who actually do the work
    Very traditional and old fashioned; behind the times
    HR has a lot of "opportunities"
    Outdated policies and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to what is going on. Require EVERYONE to follow the 4 core values you speak of. Poor leadership has caused significant turn over of very talented employees especially within HR. Start walking the talk. Take care of the ones who make your company so successful.


  6. "Maintenance and Engineering"

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

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    - Able to manage department with little interference / not micro managed
    - Stable work force

    Cons

    - Pay is a little low compared to opportunities in Houston and Austin


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Money, Insurance, Job, location, nothing

    Cons

    Hours worked, management, lazy employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Its who you know"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steele, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steele, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is that you learn who to accept a job from .

    Cons

    With this company its sad that everyone within the entire country is reviewing all location in the same poor manner. Its who you know in this company to get ahead or who you are in a relationship with.
    Managers does nothing within the warehouse unless management is visiting.
    Management uses Supervisors to do their dirty work and treat them like they are nobody at all.
    HR knows nothing about whats going on within the company.
    Too many chiefs and not enough indians.
    This company lacks proper leadership and safety.
    Run do not walk away!
    60 hour work weeks
    Warehouse is in poor working conditions from leaking roof to doors that cannot lock or even close.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like servants, learn your job so when someone gives advice you can see its correct, stop running to correct things when you know management is about to visit. earn culture and values.


  9. "Sr. Lean Coach"

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

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, they care for their employees

    Cons

    reactions to short term financial challenges

    Advice to Management

    Continue the efforts to improve all aspects of the business


  10. "Worst management I've worked for"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Plymouth, IN
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Plymouth, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworker's were mostly friendly and most were helpful in training for jobs employees were not hired to do or qualified for.

    Cons

    Poor wages considering employees are asked to do multiple jobs that they weren't hired to do. Management has a serious problem with telling the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to your employee's!!!!


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