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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated December 30, 2018
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  • "poor management decision for process" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Job security is lacking which affects employee morale" (in 14 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. "Fast paced"

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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

    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits with no job security"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


  4. "Could be worst"

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

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


  5. "Blade worker"

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    Current Employee - Blade Worker in Brighton, CO
    Current Employee - Blade Worker in Brighton, CO

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


  6. "Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Nov 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... More


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

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    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (Less 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 enough to be give the test and pass, so I moved up! It took 3 pay periods to get my raise (no retro) and I now make 22. When I confronted management about the promises I got a "theres nothing I can do". Talking with peers, this is a tactic they use regularly to get people hired. High turnover in NDT due to these terrible tactics.

    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.

  8. "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

    Vestas Wind Systems Response

    Nov 25, 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... More


  9. "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

    Vestas Wind Systems Response

    Nov 25, 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... More


  10. "TS Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people trying to make a difference. Decent benefits, however, over the years this has shrank.

    Cons

    Constantly a fight to get any improvements implemented, anything involving management tends to be painful and long drawn out. Bonus has just been rescinded in the US market, despite highest profits in the last decade. Followed by another round of layoffs... Keep the share holders happy first.

    Advice to Management

    So trying to compare factories in different countries on a level playing field. Treat your people well and they will take care of you.

    Vestas Wind Systems Response

    Nov 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... More