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  1. "The Grind"

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    Former Employee - IG Unloader/Loader in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - IG Unloader/Loader in Saint George, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a stable job with a competitive hourly wage, but not a livable wage to support a family. I enjoyed the schedule which was 3 days per week doing 12 hour shifts, set in such a way as to allow 5 days off. There were opportunities for more responsibility at the time I left but more on that in the Cons.

    Work is rewarding for a while as you learn the ins-and-outs of your position.

    Cons

    I worked in St. George, UT. They closed the plant down a few years before I started working there and then did a decent layoff when I was employed here. There was a general sense of doom as a lot of employees were leaving to work for other companies when I quit. Overall the layoff made a lot of my co-workers lose loyalty for the company and made at least a dozen or more quit for other opportunities by the time I left.

    I give management mixed reviews. My Lead was clearly on drugs multiple times throughout my employment even being put on leave for a couple of months. So at times it was a struggle to have no Lead in my department while we worked.

    In addition long term career opportunities are capped at $16 a hour after 4-5 years of work unless you can become a Lead or Supervisor, which are seniority positions that don't open up often.

    A dead end grind until robots replace humans.

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting wage to $14 a hour and be more competitive and selective with who you hire.


  2. "Average place to work."

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    Former Employee - Inspection & Test Coordinator in Brooklet, GA
    Former Employee - Inspection & Test Coordinator in Brooklet, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viracon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Viracon has Good benefits, air conditioned, friendly atomosphere. Basically just show up to work with a good attitude and you will do well.

    Cons

    At Viracon the Swing shifts in certain departments change from week to week and that is hard on a person that has a family.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from your senior people they are out there in the mix and they see how things work. It could make life a lot easier.

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viracon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, salary and benefits

    Cons

    The business is cyclical so there are times of the years where business is down and layoffs can occur


  4. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Stager in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent job if little or no education.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "This company is lead by smart and inovative people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viracon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people running the show.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and advancement within.

    Advice to Management

    Training needs to be given to those who are asking for it. Advancement is very important in terms of lowering turnover rates.


  6. "Great, until they closed the plant."

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    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - IG Production Worker in Saint George, UT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viracon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, great bosses, good safety rules, diverse team members, good ethics.
    They even did various rewards and games to keep employees motivated to be safe and healthy.

    Cons

    We had to work twelve hour days with only one 20 minute lunch. Also the twelve hour days were weird rotating shifts, one week it was Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the next week it was Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. And standing/walking on cement the whole shift.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen plant and rehire us back and give two twenty minute breaks. Plus a restart of the quarterly bonuses would be nice.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, exciting and fun but in the end sadness because of shut down."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viracon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, good pay and benefits opportunity to advance.The employees have a voice in some of the decision making and their voices are heard. Management takes notice of a job well done.

    Cons

    Some of the big impact decisions on employees are last minute, no chance to make adjustments in your schedule. We had many different shift changes and they were communicated to us last minute

    Advice to Management

    More open communication with what can be shared, and more advance notice when things are going to affect general population of plant

  8. "Typical factory job"

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    Former Employee - Rackloader/Recorder in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Rackloader/Recorder in Owatonna, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    This job will depend on the people you work with

    Cons

    Terribly hot in the summer, short breaks


  9. "Solid pay, have treated me well over the years."

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    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader Seamer Tempering in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader Seamer Tempering in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I feel part of the team and my work is recognized and acknowledged well.

    Cons

    Have been with Curvlite/Viracon for 20+ years and still doing base jobs on line, would like to be moved up!

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at some of your long term players and give them a job that matches experience!


  10. "Supervisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Work/life balance.
    Good people.
    Decent environment.

    Cons

    No career path.
    Up and downs in the market.
    Poor health insurance.


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