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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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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 15 reviews)

  • Job security is lacking which affects employee morale (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good team to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assemblor in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Assemblor in Brighton, CO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I am working with are great people, always help you when you need before you ask..
    good safety culture and environment.

    The pay is fare and the 4 days work and 3 off

    Cons

    Need to prove your self so can be converted to a Vestas employ
    No one knows when you will be converted!!


  2. "wind turbine service technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Technician in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is very important to Vestas and invests heavily in this area including PPE, extensive platform training (total of 5 weeks when hired), and complete access to platform documentation to get the job done safety.

    Cons

    They do not lead the WTG industry in pay

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the 7 principals of safety. Glad you left the big five mentality.

  3. "wind turbine technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    cheap health insurance though it used to be free

    Cons

    low wages for an over worked field


  4. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    4 day work week and 10 hour days.

    Cons

    very high turnover rate monthly

    Advice to Management

    teamwork and customer service makes a company successful.


  5. "Production Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Hard work, opportunities to learn something new almost daily! You get to see the results of the work you do.

    Cons

    Layoff potential, not a sustainable industry.

    Advice to Management

    Develop employees that are passionate about Quality and Safety!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Blades brighton"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors lie to you to make you feel good about the company

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work or how much knowledge you have, you wont advance unless you're in the good ol' boys club

    Advice to Management

    Follow company policies and procedures. Advance the good workers and not your friends and people will stop quitting


  7. "Great people, very poor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Production in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, super safety professionals.

    Cons

    Very poor factory management. (They don't care)

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. Listen to your employees.

  8. "Worst place in Colorado to work"

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    Former Employee - Finnish Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Finnish Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free work boots & ok benifits

    Cons

    Everything.
    There was litterally two accidents a week at the Brighton facility.
    They expect too much out of you for how little you're compensated.
    You could spend an afternoon and find a better opportunity than this.
    Overall trainers are disrespectful and management has no idea how to handle things.
    Having studied environmental science I was expecting a green company, when I got there it was a mass quantity waste generator.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste people's time. Respect credentials over seniority. Listen to your workers. Coach management or lack there of. Have stricter requirements to work there rather than hiring anyone who'll pass the physical.
    Reduce waste.


  9. "Great entry level to career employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and fair compensation, take home is good. They are no oil field company but they pay fair, and you get to make the world a better place, not line the pockets of big oil.

    Cons

    sometimes they force you to work 6 day work weeks for a few months, sometimes it only lasts like 2 months though.


  10. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Technician in Brighton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment , great training, good pay , and good benefits . Great diversity of people learned a lot from them

    Cons

    Hard to move day shift , due to seniority ,and the lack of opportunity to move up with in the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work


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