Vestas Wind Systems Employee Reviews about "denmark"

Updated Jul 20, 2020

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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great job while it lasted..."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vestas is a great place to learn about wind, renewables, how products and components work and to meet a lot of great people. They have an awesome onboarding system and really work to make sure you get trained in whatever area you need.

    Cons

    Layoffs started within 3 months of my hire date. The wind industry is not a stable career unless you are in the service technician category. They hired the best and brightest and laid them off without qualms. Although Vestas is a "global company" don't ever forget that it is a Danish company and when the going gets tough, everything goes back to Denmark.

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  2. "Limited Advancement Opportunities"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Purchaser in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with global counterparts Opportunity to work on renewable energy

    Cons

    The company is run from Denmark, leaving little opportunity for advancement in the US.


  3. "Enivi"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Buyer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Young culture, environmentally friendly company, depending on your work location there can be many perks.

    Cons

    Company is continually deaf to employee surveys and feedback (especially if you live outside of Denmark), many jobs are now being outsourced and the outsourcing is managed poorly. Reporting structures can be difficult if you work in one country but report to a group that sits in another.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits but rapidly shrinking"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    European company with good pay and benefits but dealing with the constant change and reorgs is challenging.

    Cons

    Dealing with Danish counterparts can be a challenge to say the least. Be prepared to work at night or early am from time to time if you want to get anything done so that you can coordinate with Denmark employees. Very centralized structure.

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  5. "Potential and Risk"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Many great people, although there has been quite a few leave.

    Cons

    Denmark control sometimes is not beneficial.

  6. "Great people, poor management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vestas attracts top talent, and all are very motivated to succeed. Fantastic benefits. Start up company mentality. Decent work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    Leadership is in Denmark, and the leadership team is poor. They don't have a good long term strategy and make bad decisions. The past few leaders they have hired have poor track records at other companies, so I'm not sure why they hire them other than they are Danes.

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  7. "Great Benefits, Questionable Management"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vestas has fantastic benefits and really emphasizes a great work-life balance. It's a relatively young company, so there's a lot of opportunity to make a big impact.

    Cons

    Vestas is a Danish company. I worked at a satellite office in the US, and it was challenging to get information out of Denmark at times. In addition, there were a lot of 5 am meetings (Colorado time) to communicate with our Danish colleagues.

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  8. "A sinking ship, clueless management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President-International Operation in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits in that they don't require any contributions from the employee. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Absolutely clueless leadership in Denmark. Working for the Americas sales/service organization I saw leaders who had no idea what it meant to lead. VPs were prolific, and didn't need to be at such a high level. Money was being spent left and right on the most silly things, yet we were going through constant layoffs, and they still are. Quality issues are abundant, and yet the technical staff are all more interested in working on the next generation rather than on what's current. Very high stress given the cost cutting initiatives going on constantly.

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  9. "Things change quickly and not for the better"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, 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

    Great benefits, vacation package, and potential for international travel

    Cons

    Reorganization made it very obvious that management will all be in Denmark and not the US. Discouraging to those in the US who now see there is little to no room for growth. The company spent too many years spending money freely, designing a top of the line product, and not focusing on actual market demand. Now they are trying to scramble to find a plan and are cutting all the wrong corners.

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  10. "Poorly run company with weak management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vestas pays decently well for the Portland market, medical is fully paid for, and has nice facilities in the Pearl District.

    Cons

    Vestas has very poor management both in Denmark and in the US. They are very poor at business basics such as process, procedures, documentation, and controls. Management in Denmark and the US can't seem to face these facts and have been ineffective at making any kind of meaningful change in the culture. As a result of being unwilling and unable to change in an increasingly competitive global market, the company continues to struggle year after year. Vestas has very good, highly paid people doing menial tasks 60% of the time. So for any professional with experience at a well-run company it will be an excercise in futility to work there.

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