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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO Anders Erik Runevad
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Pros
  • "Great Place to Work and Work life balance company" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, empower employees, and great growth possibilities" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "too much nepotism, poor management, they would rather fire you for you that work with you on issue that could be easily corrected" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Steady work and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and labor intensive

  3. "Working at vestas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with in production. consecutive days of with 12 hour shifts is great.

    Cons

    Lack of engineering staff limits Improvements to production processes

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers with a degree


  4. "SAP Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, empower employees, and great growth possibilities.

    Cons

    Unstable career field to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Provide stability in employment that is not dictated by government subsidys.


  5. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, making the world a better place

    Cons

    Change direction fairly often within the organizational structure


  6. "Technical support technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Ability to move up with the company

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lots of overtime


  7. "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

  8. "Wind Technician"

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    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Service Technician in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Service Technician in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, easy hiring process

    Cons

    Below average pay and advancement for wind industry

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay more advancement opportunities.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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