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Vermeer Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Good option for small community living"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pella, IA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and honest leadership by family owned company

    Cons

    Prolonged timeline for advancement and salary increase.


  2. "Overall, a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pella, IA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different front office or factory career paths to take once your foot is in the door.

    Cons

    I wish they didn't expect a minimum of 45/hrs week for salaried employees (engineering).

  3. "Vermeer & Town of Pella Not for Everybody"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pella, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pella, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people work there; benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Behind 8 ball if you're not from Pella and/or of Dutch heritage; company does a poor job of understanding employee strengths & acknowledging employee contributions (on dept. scale basis at least)

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly & play to your employees' strengths; make a point to be less Dutch/Pella centric in your thinking and way of operating.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pella, IA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pella, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lower level management seems to care.

    Cons

    No contact with upper-managment. Feels like there is no support and mid-level management doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Check on us to see how we are doing...


  5. "Group Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pella, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do their best to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Volatile work loads often depend on market.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Advancement is all about WHO YOU KNOW!"

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    Current Employee - Leadership in Pella, IA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Pella, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vermeer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The shopfloor people and some of the managers are down to earth and have actual appreciation for people as humans rather than numbers
    Benefits are average

    Pharmacy is great Tom deserves a Raise
    401k is average
    bonuses are absolutely horrible

    Cons

    Business Degree carries 0 value, hours reduced and cut spending in wrong areas, insincere to production employees, all respect to the front offices.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management and owners is simple- Find out who breaks their backs to make the shareholders millions. Stop paying flat job title wages. If you have a standout employee treat him as such. Weigh in education and the dedication it took a person to achieve a 4 year degree, even if that is not ENGINEERING. There3 are some absolute terrible managers in this family owned company, and they will continue to treat people badly so long as upper management and HR are in it to win it! Get real with understanding who works for you Gary Vermeer did and it worked for him


  7. "Awesome Company"

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and technologies with great work life balance

    Cons

    Career paths not too clear.

  8. "Great job"

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

    Pros

    love the company and love the people here

    Cons

    it is a little out in the middle of nowhere in Pella.

    Advice to Management

    no advice. love the management


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vermeer full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good compensation. The people are professional and friendly.

    Cons

    The location is a little out of the way and the health benefits aren't as good as previous jobs I've had.


  10. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Freeman, SD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Freeman, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Management cares about you and your family
    -Able to work on variety of products and projects
    -Direct interaction with dealers and customers
    -Family owned-very approachable no matter who you are

    Cons

    -Smaller communities aren't for everyone
    -Can be overloaded at times


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