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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO Anders Erik Runevad
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  • "too much nepotism, poor management, they would rather fire you for you that work with you on issue that could be easily corrected" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Job security is lacking which affects employee morale" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (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


  2. "Easy money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Only work a few days out of the week, pay is high for the work involved.

    Cons

    Management quality varies too much by department, you can be either really lucky or very unlucky

  3. "Heavy Equipment Operator"

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

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are great here.

    Cons

    Home life balance is odd with 12 hr shifts


  4. "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay were excellent!

    Cons

    Regional President is a equal opportunity jerk. How he can stay employed the way he treats people is beyond me.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy it while it lasts. Most of you couldn't work for anyone else.


  5. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Accountant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team environment in finance dept.!

    Cons

    Other departments do not care about team works!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Process Instructor in Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Process Instructor in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO plans, paid insurance and 401k match

    Cons

    The pay isn't as competitive as it should be

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay can attract better workforce


  7. "not too bad"

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    Former Employee - ECC Turbine Tech II in Bingham, ME
    Former Employee - ECC Turbine Tech II in Bingham, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are almost always great people

    Cons

    Lowest Paying company in the Sector for wages and they waist tons of money on air freight and waist, management is usually fair but some of them have a Napoleon complex

    Advice to Management

    Bring wages way up, manage inventory to decrease freight and lighten up a little.

  8. "EH&S Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many that I can think of.

    Cons

    Benefits continue to shrink on a yearly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to act on the surveys that are given to employees instead of placating.


  9. "Bad fit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Chaotic and unrealistic expectations from top management at times.


  10. "Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Windsor, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits and pay were decent in the beginning, it's been downhill since.

    Cons

    The favoritism is ridiculous. This lead to the wrong people being put in management roles which in turn caused a huge lose of talented technicians. Later cameras were installed every 20-30ft everywhere in the building so it's like working in a prison. Would not recommend working there unless you are desperate. It is the most drama enfused high school/"employer" on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    You would not listen when I worked there so why would you listen now. You lost the majority of your best techs. You've lost your senior manager for the maintenance department. You have also had to demote your felon managers because of their two faced actions. When you tried to backfill those position from the few good techs you had left they quit rather than deal with the incompetence that would surround them. This list could go on for days, the bottom line is that company needs a managerial overhaul.


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