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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO Anders Erik Runevad
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  • Poor Management, high staff turnover (in 14 reviews)

  • Feels like there is no job security (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Former Vestas employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great to work for the environment.

    Cons

    Some parts of the company resist very hard to change.


  2. "Challenging, rewarding, but sales upside limited."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This position provides a ton of flexibility for those looking to develop a breadth of sales skills - proposal drafting, account management, financial analysis and value-based selling, contract administration, and pure sales duties. You facilitate most of the sales director's work, with the director providing final authority on pricing and strategy. You are essentially "shadowing" the sales director, and results may vary with different sales directors providing different approaches and account management techniques.

    Cons

    You are essentially the deal's "utility player." You are expected to learn a working knowledge of a lot of areas, but to learn none well. Ideally you develop sufficiently in one area to take on management of that aspect of the sales process.

    Advice to Management

    Gather a better understanding of the role to set expectations internally and with new hires. Discuss growth potential upfront and constantly monitor the ambitions of this person to ensure their needs are being met. There are numerous areas to improve the internal sales process.


  3. "Facilities Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, benefits are on par with the energy industry

    Cons

    Market is influenced by Washington

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people


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  5. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company with great benefits. Opportunities to learn and be a part of a team that can help drive results

    Cons

    Some managers are in place that shouldn't be but due to local area politics they are able to remain employed even though they they are unable to deliver results.


  6. "Purchaser"

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

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    PTO, autotamy and Health Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of executive strategy and direction

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent procurement and development. Encourage good people.


  7. "Getting there"

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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

    Pretty stable for the past 3 years providing job security

    Cons

    Still struggling to keep running the factories under control. Too much expectation from employees without corresponding training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in training


  8. "Vestas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits and the Technology

    Cons

    Management was lacking and so was the training.


  9. "Service Technician"

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

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for as a wind technician. Wonderful training, wonderful learning environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low starting wage for the expected responsibilities. One of the lowest paid starting wind companies in the business.


  10. "Could be worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people come to Vestas because of its hourly pay and benefits, can't pretend that they weren't good. Recently they started paying workers more for specific certifications which is nice. Guaranteed 40 hour work week with some holidays off.

    Cons

    Be forewarned, this company has a reputation for mass layoffs. You can potentially become sensitized by your build material so ALWAYS wear protection. Safety is not always first when pressed for time, as is quality. Management would also rather blame the workers when they have issues instead of building off their criticism. Only expect to get the weekends off once as year as your schedule rotates every month, you'll also work 6 days in a row to offset it and if your on night shift the pay period cutoff screws over your overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees comments more seriously and you might see less of a turnaround rate. Also, get rid of five 8 hour shifts and just make the jump to four 10's - the schedule was my biggest reason for leaving.


  11. "Blades manufacturing"

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    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

    Pros

    Good work with good people

    Cons

    Terrible culture, quick to fire.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, communicate with them, and work on changing culture!



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