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Updated Jul 20, 2020

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3.7
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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
423 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, flexibility to plan daily tasks(in 73 reviews)

  • "Great hours, great pay, great schedule, great benefits(in 53 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I am looking for Denmark base job since my spouse is studying in Europe, Currently i am not getting(in 29 reviews)

  • "Poor management and zero cares for employees(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great job while it lasted...

      Nov 15, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
      Recommend
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      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. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Limited Advancement Opportunities

      Jul 20, 2020 - Purchaser in Brighton, CO
      Recommend
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      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.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Enivi

      Oct 13, 2019 - Buyer 
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Horrible leadership out of Portland and Denmark

      Jun 3, 2012 - Recruiter in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work Benefits and Pay

      Cons

      Blades had a great payroll and recruiting department. A Shared Services division was created. People out of the Portland Sales and Service business unit took over payroll & benefits, recruiting and finance. They let go of some very good, successful employees in the Blades BU and handed it over to people either incompetent or who’s #’s couldn’t match the people they let go. The culture with Blades was one of support and encouragement…the culture out of Portland is one of fear and intimidation. Before Shared Services, the Blades turnover #’s were below 5%. Portlands #’s were around 18% turnover. Now Blades turnover is matching Portlands #’s so I guess they got what they wanted. Beware, Vestas’s CEO made it very clear, if the wind tax credit is not extended by congress, all manufacturing jobs in the US will be eliminated. This is a sinking ship who’s captains in Denmark do not know what the left hand is doing from their right hand.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A great place to work, once you get out of the entry level positions

      Nov 3, 2011 - Temporary Staff Accountant/AP Specialist in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vestas is a fantastic company in that there benefits and training are some of the best I've ever seen. 4 weeks vacation right off the bat, and the opportunity to take all manner of training courses if you're interested.

      Cons

      Because Global Headquarters are in Denmark, some of the decision making is out of the hands of the U.S. based leadership team.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A sinking ship, clueless management

      Mar 8, 2013 - Vice President-International Operation in Portland, OR
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      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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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Poorly run company with weak management

      Jan 6, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Benefits, Questionable Management

      Mar 7, 2013 - Lead Engineer in Louisville, CO
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      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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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Things change quickly and not for the better

      Jan 29, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      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. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, poor management

      Jun 6, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      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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