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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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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. "worst to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    training is ok, use their training to move on

    Cons

    Good old boy mentality, they act like little children then men.
      Alot of gossiping. Back stabbing. If they do not like you they will find a way to get rid of you, They made up a reason to fire a guy .
    They hire their friends for upper management.


  2. "Looking for employment opportunities elsewhere at this time."

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits aren't bad.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management and work life balance is off most of the time with too much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, and listen to your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in El Dorado, KS
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in El Dorado, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Decent benefits
    The employees make it a nice place to work.

    Cons

    You top out after first 6 months.
    No competitive pay.
    No incentives, to increase production weather you build one pole or 20 your getting pd the same.
    Leadership.. They will inform you your just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Your most valuable assets are not the machine's thats fill your shop or office's but the people that run them..


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A drama fiesta"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, opportunity for overtime, I have a job, I'm not dead, good pay, they won't fire u unless u do something stupid or attendance, I feel confident that if I fell down at work and blood came spewing out of my head, they would at least call an ambulance and clean up the blood

    Cons

    People, management, drama, everybody hates each other, treated like a robot, HORRIBLE training! they will hate u for no reason, unless u enjoy getting treated like crap and people talking behind your back, by all means apply. By far the worst group of people I've worked around. What ever u hear about management will be found out to be true, u have a choice on one hand between getting treated like crap and expected to hit your numbers, or having a sense of dignity, if u choose the latter go look for something else.

    Advice to Management

    Look for another job, worst management I've ever been under, initiators of the majority of the problems


  5. "Finishing Department"

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    Former Employee - Finishing Department in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Finishing Department in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good manual labor. Learned quite a few hand skills. Good pay for what it was. Shop was covered to keep us out of the rain.

    Cons

    Long shifts. lots of metal shavings got in all my clothing. tore my favorite shirt.... working with quite a few x convicts, but they were alright most of the time.


  6. "Great place"

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

    Pros

    The wages are above average for the area and the people are excellent to work with. The benefits are above average than most places.

    Cons

    Lack of growth in terms of customers. No room for advancement if you want to grow your career. Overall it's an ok place to work if you just want a job and don't plan on advancement.


  7. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Great Company with good benifits

    Cons

    Some of the Management has been there forever and the good old boys system still continues.


  8. "Administrative"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is very family-oriented, deep-values, long-term investor in employees. It's more like a family. Very Midwest agriculture farm values. Hard-working, straightforward not much gloss and gleam.

    Cons

    Some employees are difficult, do not produce or perform, can be barriers to improvements but because it's such a loyal organization too much accommodation is extended.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable. They can do it! Expect and inspect change. Reinforce incremental improvement and do not accept status quo.


  9. "review"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is a great company to work for. the hours are great and hardly ever any weekend work

    Cons

    I have not experienced any con that come along with my job at valmont

    Advice to Management

    Just keep up the good work and try not to stress over things so much


  10. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in West Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in West Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long hours no respect unprofessional

    Cons

    Very bad atmosphere, violent coworkers, management looks for any reason to terminate anyone, and is totally incompetent. They have no idea.

    Advice to Management

    Close the plant and go on welfare cause you people are totally inept. And I say this having worked other places and have a new job that is 100% professional.


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