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Vestas Wind Systems Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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Vestas Wind Systems CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, benefits, location, atmosphere, flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of corporate direction when peak season hits

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in top performing employees

    Vestas Wind Systems2018-06-14
  2. "Site Manager Vestas Wind"

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    Current Employee - Site Manager in Big Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with numerous locations

    Cons

    Micromanagement and understaffing will stifle growth

    Advice to Management

    Invest in dedicated training and put your people before profit.

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-04-28
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits with no job security"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great and pay is good

    Cons

    Job security... yearly changes lay-offs due to the company structuring for the future. This seems to have everyone on edge about their jobs and makes them less open to doing things better. Not the most professional atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the yearly layoffs and allow employees to apply to open positions.

    Vestas Wind Systems2018-12-04
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Leadership and Strategy vacuum"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great products and position in the industry Exciting and dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Work harder, not smarter approach. Strategy implementation throughout the business is weak. Silos and poor processes are abundant. Strongest leadership has left, slow to back-fill. Feels aimless.

    Advice to Management

    Hire strong, decisive leaders who can drive change.

    Vestas Wind Systems2018-01-31
  5. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company with a great mission and vision

    Cons

    There were lots of org changes during the time I worked at Vestas from 2009 - 2013

    Advice to Management

    Fully take advantage of global talents

    Vestas Wind Systems2017-05-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits but rapidly shrinking"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    European company with good pay and benefits but dealing with the constant change and reorgs is challenging.

    Cons

    Dealing with Danish counterparts can be a challenge to say the least. Be prepared to work at night or early am from time to time if you want to get anything done so that you can coordinate with Denmark employees. Very centralized structure.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the moral of your employees.

    Vestas Wind Systems2014-08-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better. I have been in worse"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and compensation. Lack of structure can lead to getting more done if you have a good network. You can get exposed to a lot of different parts of the business if you put in the work.

    Cons

    There are groups who have made it an art form to deflect all accountability and rarely do you have someone take ownership for a problem. There is a culture of finger pointing to the point where I believe it is part of the corporate culture. Be prepared for the hours of busy work caused by teams trying to justify their existence.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability and measurement. There are too many people justifying their existence without providing you tangible results. Align budgets with cost savings initiatives where you have given money and time during the year. Look at staffing a little closer. You have some groups who have way too many people and others who are stretched very thin.

    Vestas Wind Systems2014-07-31
  8. "Company restructure meant no enough resources, stagnate projects and no accountability."

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    Former Employee - Customer Relationship Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    investment into infrastructure when the company was profitable meant that facilities and IT systems were top notch. a truly global company at the time.

    Cons

    lots of changes during 2012 meant that people were put into positions but had no idea how to conduct that role. Many people left the company and company restructuring meant not enough resources to complete projects that were "cooking" for several months/years. (Number of employees went from 23,000+ employees down to <17,000 at the time (30% of workforce made redundant or forced out in a year's time).

    Advice to Management

    career development, bonus, motivation - inexistent, possibly mainly due to company restructure. Penny pinching on small things just made situation worse. disconnect from day to day work/people reporting in to you possibly as well as many managers were put into roles they had no experience on with a completely new team.

    Vestas Wind Systems2014-07-01
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Unforgettable"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional BS deliverables. Decent pay, especially for Sr mgrs.. Vacation, amazing only if one could use what was accrued.

    Cons

    Respect. Morals. Ethics. Integrity., NOT defined in this companies mission or values as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Sr./Directors an up for management need to realize that they are NOT the one that makes that company. That the "replace idiots" are the ones that work long hard hours to make corporate shine to the public eye. After all if the company can afford to pay mgt training gathers, mgrs to fly around just because they want to see the Country then they can give more than .cents for a raise! $ is owed to them. Heck start with stop...

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    Vestas Wind Systems2014-03-12
  10. "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros in this company

    Cons

    Lack of management oversite, keeps you guessing.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate

    Vestas Wind Systems2013-10-21
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