Vestas Wind Systems Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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Vestas Wind Systems Group President and CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
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  1. "Amazing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits Exciting Work Scope Decent Pay Awesome Coworkers Friendly Atmosphere New Challenges

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance could be better Pay could be a bit higher though benefits counter balance that

  2. "Healthy Company with great benefits"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary Great benefits Excellent facilities Easy to work with for work life balance

    Cons

    Training can be rough Understaffed occasionally Entitled management

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    "Decent Pay, Great Benefits, Terrible Management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay Great benefits Safety department that cares

    Cons

    Frequent mandatory overtime Terrible management No work/life balance

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  4. "Good people"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and unpredictable schedule

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with 4 day work week

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity management is more CO cerned with saving literally a few dollars than keeping employees happy

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    "Don't do it"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Brighton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is great Benefits are great

    Cons

    They say they care about work/life balance but will turn around and command you to work 6 12 hour shifts. They treat workers like cattle and will not hesitate to fire you. Safety is supposed to come first, or so they say, but then will force you to do insanely unsafe things like crane blades with employees inside. If somebody gets hurt, they don't know what to do. We had an employee cut himself with a box cutter and they removed all box cutters. We then had to cut things with chisels which is even more unsafe.

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  7. "Former Vestas employee"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for 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.

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    "Materials Engineer - US"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Vestas treats their employees really well. Excellent benefits, flex time, and there was a management culture that supported work/life balance and understood the importance of family obligations. This is what I saw from management in the US and Denmark.

    Cons

    Jobs at Vestas in the US can be difficult to hold on to if there are changes in US laws, subsidies, etc. Vestas seems to go through swings of large hiring followed by large layoffs. Working with Danish coworkers could be frustrating, all decisions were made by committee after lots of debate, which made it difficult to empower the employees located at satellite offices.

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    "importance of employee appreciation"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Co-workers, management strives to create a place where employees feel valued. Lot of orders coming in that indicates strong future

    Cons

    work life balance, not enough resources to get things done.mandatory overtime is hard on employees who have physically challenging work

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    "Executive Assistant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits working for a Scandinavian Company. Nice work life balance with flexible working schedules. With any large company, managerial professionalism varied across the organization. but I felt fortunate to have such great leadership.

    Cons

    Limited ability to move up within departments. Large organization that doesn't move very fast with strategic initiatives, likely due to the rapid growth they had in the mid 2000's which they're still catching up with. The term "Vestas Busy" is very prevalent across the organization.

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