Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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  1.  

    Great People To Work With

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    promises were made, but not kept

  2.  

    Once good company is now sadly an unhappy place to work

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    Current Employee - Office
    Current Employee - Office

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short commute. Benefits are good including nice tuition reimbursement, prescription drug insurance, and participation in Healthcare spending account. Training is available but you have to seek it out on your own.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. There is no longer a sense of community or teamwork. It is a constant demand of do more with less and be sure you cover your backside. First step to solve a problem seems to be to assign blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect. Shop employees have a wealth on knowledge you are just wasting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Maintenance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. No pension

    Cons

    Dirty Environment to work in and always working around dangerous chemicals that could affect your health. Health risks are enormous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No place to move up in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Starts off as a good job, but then they work you to death and really don't care about safety or employee's.

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    Current Employee - Welder I in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Welder I in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay. benefits are good. Thats it.

    Cons

    Work way to much. Uppermanagement and office persons have no clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Looks good at first, then it goes down hill fast.

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Mendota Heights, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Mendota Heights, MN (US)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and bonus, Good schedule, fast paced.

    Cons

    No sick days, Health insurance was very hard to get paid, you had to call them on every claim to get it paid. leads and managers are bullies. If you took a problem to Human Resources nothing was done, the result was retaliation from your lead or manager. Many employees have been there for over twenty years and felt that they were protected from any wrong doing. NOT A HAPPY WORK PLACE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you make money does NOT mean what you are doing works. You have some very serious Problems that need addressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to work if you can handle not being paid much for the first 2 years.

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    Former Employee - Welding Assistant in Lakeville, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Welding Assistant in Lakeville, MN (US)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a large company and there a sense of stability. Most of the people that work in the warehouse are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay. The starting wage for a welding assistant is really low for the type of work that is required. Even graduating from a welding school I was told it would take a couple of years before I could be promoted into a welder position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employee's skills to your advantage.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Insurance, vacation and 401K are all great.

    Cons

    Can sometimes get lost as an employee because corporation in so large.

  9.  

    Walls are crumbling on what was an empire

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    Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Administration in Valley, NE (US)

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large but losing market share and employee/customer confidence in the U.S.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with market, customers and employees. Total lack of leadership in the management ranks. High rate of micro management from the top. Panic management setting in. Product quality downward trending, massive missed shipments, customer contact employees left hanging with no support. Good employees are severely over worked to meet cost down goals. Internal personnel don't answer e-mails or phone calls. Seems like a company on the verge of an major fall and senior management does not know what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the core values that made company a success. Trust your employees and value your customers instead of some useless internal metric.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short commute, good benefits, & a busy, but sometimes overwhelming work environment. Pay is competitive for the area. Most of the coworkers are descent.

    Cons

    Poor communication and teamwork between departments and from management. Ineffective leadership. Office politics runs wild. It's all about who you know, not necessarily what your skills & accomplishments are. Micromanaging to the Nth degree. No room for advancement unless willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 101...get to know your employees and what it takes for them to do their jobs, before passing judgement on performance. Evaluate employees for their strengths & put them in positions that will help them succeed. Several good employees are being set up to fail and/or are under utilized. Consider a mentoring program. Management needs to reign in those employees that have 'gotten out of hand' over the years due to weak leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not worth the effort

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in Valley, NE (US)

    I have been working at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay poor. Stressed, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending out memos about the record earnings the company is making without passing any of that off to your employees. Stop demoting people who don't deserve it just because you need to move around resources so your bottom line looks better. Start providing real training to your employees. Make the company what you tell people it is when you hire them... a good place to work, where the management cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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