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Vestas Wind Systems CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
171 Ratings
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  • "Poor management - in particular top management(in 20 reviews)

  • "Job security is lacking which affects employee morale(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SAP Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves 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.

    Vestas Wind Systems Response

    November 25, 2018

    Dear former employee, We sincerely hope you gained both professionally and personally from your time at Vestas. We would kindly like to thank you for your review, as your experiences and recommendations will be used for further development of our organization. Best wishes ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Vestas Blades"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good people, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are on the clock 24/7. You come in on your days off and between shifts. Work most holidays. Cut-throut / finger pointing mentality in prevelant 12 hour shifts can be brutal. Especially night shift

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that work for you. There are great people there, but that will not be the case for long if things continue.

  3. "Resource Tech"

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    Former Employee - Resource Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The money was good, but not for the cost of your life away from home.

    Cons

    Considering the climate of the country as a traveling technician, it’s easier if you’re a white male. The racism and nepotism run wildly rampant.

    Advice to Management

    For safety purposes, be mindful of where you send your non white traveling technicians.

  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Brighton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and some fantastic people

    Cons

    Brighton Blades struggles with understanding what the production issues really are, so they have difficulties fixing problems. Morale is in the toilet.

    Advice to Management

    None

  5. "Fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Knowledge on turbines Good benefits can make a career constant training fast paced enviroment

    Cons

    if you are a travel tech will be working in all kinds of inclement weather,expect long hours and be away from family , if you can handle that you will be fine

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits with no job security"

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

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 4 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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Could be worst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and really focused on safety. Really involved with local community and tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    The nepotism here is insane. They hire kids 18-25 year olds that call off all the time or cant put the damn phone down long enough to complete a task. It's almost like a daycare center.

    Advice to Management

    Need to investigate the nepotism at the plant in pueblo. But will get the copy pasta answer that went on all the other reviews.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Blade worker"

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    Current Employee - Blade Worker in Brighton, CO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, safety, starting pay, easy

    Cons

    Incompetent management, dumb co workers, favoritism, everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Taking away bonuses doesn't make any employee wont to care about what there doing.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    This is a very professional workplace.

    Cons

    There are no cons I am aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue open communication with employees.

    Vestas Wind Systems Response

    November 9, 2018

    Dear employee, We would kindly like to thank you for your review, as your experiences and recommendations will be used for further development of our organization. Your review is a tremendous help - thank you for all your contributions! Vestas

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't listen to the hype in the interview"

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    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They cook a good burrito. 6% match on 401k.

    Cons

    They tell you that you'll make 26+ and advancement is all over. They tell you that you'll make 19 in orientation and then move up once you're done. I asked to see a pay scale but they didn't have one. I'm a trusting guy so I took their word for it and moved my family 1,000 miles. When you make it to the floor, you'll get laughed at. You make 19 until you pass the tests (IF they give them to you). I was fortunate...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people to get them hired. The company is good, the work is good. I have never seen worse management in my life.

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