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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for salary employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits aren't bad (in 16 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. Helpful (2)

    "It's a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Valley, NE
    Former Employee - Administrative in Valley, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is great and management is generally quite ethical. There's a real employees are family feeling. Excellent subsidized cafeteria at the Valley site.

    Cons

    The Valley site is pretty isolated, although not far from Omaha. There is a bit of a glass ceiling for women in management.

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the culture that founder, Robert B. Daugherty, established and Valmont will remain a great place to work into the future.


  2. "Great benefits"

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

    Pros

    Internal opportunities, diverse business units

    Cons

    Not always focused on personnel development

  3. "Serving the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valmont is a great organization to work for. Most importantly, I love what we do. We serve the world - from water conservation through mechanized irrigation to infrastructure development through light poles, traffic structures, wireless communication towers and components, guard rails, walk systems, utility transmission towers and many more everyday things we tend to take for granted. I'm proud to work for a conservative organization that knows where we do our best work and continues to stay the course year after year.

    Cons

    Growing pains of fast and global growth have made it hard to keep up with good, frequent employee communication, process standardization and intentional development of talent. There is work to do, but it can and will be done.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to continue to focus on collaboration and development of leadership around the world. Strong leaders inspire strong companies. Communication is key!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful, growing 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Valmont has a great reputation in the areas it serves, and for good reason. Many employees are here for 20-40 years and even after they retire, some have come back as tour guides who take people around the site and talk about Valmont's operations and its history. Employees are treated well and given plenty of opportunities to develop and contribute to the company and the community.

    Cons

    The helth insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield, so I had to find a new doctor. Also, the cafeteria in Valley does not always serve the most appetizing meals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and invest in the employees you have now. Those will be the ones who stick around for 20-40 years and retire with the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for those willing to grow.

    Cons

    A very lean environment, but I understand why.


  6. "Field Technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Valley, NE
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Valley, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Lots of Traveling, I saw a large portion of the US
    Opportunities to learn and advance
    Working Outside

    Cons

    Long periods of time spent away from home
    Due to unexpected events return dates are sometimes changed
    Working in a small crew for extended periods can be stressful at time

    Advice to Management

    During my time there I had little issues with management, they were understanding and well spoken. Keep up the good work.


  7. "Onward and upward"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Plymouth, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Plymouth, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    organic work environment focused on growth and leveraging employee strengths

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "I finished the steel when when it cooled enough to handle, aslo I drove forklifts frequently, hanging steel as well"

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    Former Employee - Any in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Any in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am motivated to work hard everyday and communicate great when necessary....

    Cons

    Third shift as well as second shift

    Advice to Management

    Work hard at a team and inspire motivational performance to accomplish success in the future of our career's!!


  9. "Good place to worm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Hours are good and you work with great people

    Cons

    Your hours are never set


  10. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Paint Associate
    Former Employee - Paint Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits good pay safe work place

    Cons

    Not very flexible with shifts

    Advice to Management

    Na


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