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Virginia Transformer Corp. Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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Prabhat Jain
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Pros
  • A lot of great people work at VT, and they made the job tolerable (in 3 reviews)

  • an aggressively growing company (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be bad in some cases" (in 6 reviews)

  • If you have any problems, don't count on your HR department to help you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job great people decent pay

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say lots to learn knowledgeable people


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Performance is the key metric and a very diverse workforce. Financially stable and well paid for skills and experience.

    Cons

    Some policies and procedures are antiquated. Time for an upgrade...

    Advice to Management

    Share the vision of where the company is going. Empowering employess will go a long way towards getting the organization to the next level.


  3. "#Nice management /Company and work opportunities with below expected salary structure""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Sales Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Market Sales Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work culture
    Immense work opportunities
    Conducive environment
    Team work
    Your say is considered

    Cons

    Excess meetings
    High cost in processing
    Great to work company is below par salary structure.

    Advice to Management

    Some people leave this company due to salary they get comparison to their colleagues in other similar companies, management even knows about it but they should take steps to curb this problem. Because it takes time and money to train new people.


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  5. "Don't judge by negative comments"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allows personal growth
    Not micro-managed
    Learning experiences
    Everyone is generally nice, I do not witness unhappy employees. If the environment was so bad, we would not have long standing employees and I'm sure some government agency would have shut us down by now if we were as bad as some of the comments here suggest.

    Cons

    Benefits are a bit pricey
    Mandatory weekends that result in a week shutdown is a bit ridiculous in my opinion.

    Negative comments are usually from disgruntled ex-employees. I would take those comments with a grain of salt and figure out the environment on your own. Don't let someone else make an impression on the company for you. YOU can make your own assumption after becoming employed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within, there is a lot of strong talent in the organization.


  6. "VTCU Pays well"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is some much room for improvement at the Pocatello facility - but the company is respectful and pays very good for the location.

    Cons

    President is intentionally intimidating - too much micro-management from the corporate office in Roanoke, too much shop floor turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Address the turnover issues quickly


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty Satisfactory -- I was Tired of being laid off 3 Times from former jobs, Stability is great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Management in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Plant Management in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a debt free company
    an aggressively growing company
    location, Roanoke is a great mid size city to live and raise kids in, plenty to do
    mid size company, you work hard and achieve results, they are visible
    opportunity to work closely and learn from top-guys
    pays for performance
    **

    Cons

    can improve upon work-life balance
    limited employee activities (this has improved significantly in recent years)

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the "cons" mentioned here
    overall doing pretty good!


  8. "Corporate Environment at VTC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility does not depend only on education. Demonstrated skills are given due consideration for promotions.
    The important contribution of production employees is acknowledged and rewarded.
    This business does not depend on consumer sentiment. The need for utilities continues in all economic conditions.
    Continuing education is supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    Many younger employees with lesser experience are present.
    The facility shoudl be expanded. We don't have enough room.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the storage conditions around the facilty.


  9. "Interesting field, great co-workers, Company's growth potential is immense."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers a necessary product in a unique market providing stability for the company. Serves a global market with 3 facilities and growth continues. Cultural diversity among personnel, great co-workers in many different departments, allowing the opportunity to learn different things. Has the potential to be one of the best employers in the Roanoke area.

    Cons

    Sometimes high pressure and some micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    More effort to retain quality employees.


  10. "VTC work place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design and Development Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Design and Development Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    provides opportunity to learn new things,deals new innovative projects, systematic design manuals for the new engineers, all the procedures and everything is systmeatically organised

    Cons

    please increase the number of vacational leaves

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities like training etc...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "An equal opportunity employer like no other"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Transformer Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is one of the most diverse environments I have ever worked in. It is not important who you are or what you believe in. Performance is the only metric. Many supervisors and managers are high quality and dedicated to the job. Company prefers and promotes opportunities for internal advancement. It actively seeks to grow its capacity and reach into the power industry.

    Cons

    Patience for new programs to yield positive results might be helpful. In a challenging economic sales environment, corporate policies could be communicated more fully.


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