Valmont Industries

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Valmont Industries Reviews

Updated 11 November 2014
Updated 11 November 2014
35 Reviews
2.5
35 Reviews
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Valmont Industries Chairman and CEO Mogens C. Bay
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  1.  

    Valmont Right for you...?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Salem, OR (US)
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Salem, OR (US)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very large corporation with emphasis on growth and new business development.

    Cons

    With large size comes a disconnect in values, from main structure as the accumulate other companies and try to integrate their culture into other cultures. There is often hostility as the Valmont way is integrated. Often times the goals are moving targets at the whims of executives at behest of what is deemed shareholders expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good money and benefits. Rrsp matching, union shop.

    Cons

    They treat people like slaves and don't care about anyone except making money. If you speak up against management they will fire you. If you don't agree with what you think is best for the company, you will need to look for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to listen to your employees and quit treating them like dirt. Anyone who does not like what is happening and doesn't agree with how the place is run will be fired. They will lay you off for 4 hours per day as they don't know how to make customers happy and are constantly losing customers. I doubt if this place will still be open in 2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Violent Workplace, Considerable Money Wasted & Worked to Death

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    Former Employee - Shipper in McCook, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Shipper in McCook, NE (US)

    I worked at Valmont Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. This is the worst working environment I have ever been in.

    Cons

    They think they own you, demanding over 60 hours a week. The maintenance section is the biggest contributor to property loss. Money is wasted by the engineer section, buying whatever tickles their fancy or by incorrectly measuring things. I watched an assault on a contract employee and because the person conducting the assault was a manager, the contract employee was punished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gut management from the lowest lead to plant manager. Bring in replacements that do not practice the "Good Ole Boy" style of management. Account for your property! More tool sets have walked out the plant than there are employees. Quit painting the entire plant everytime upper management schedules a visit. They aren't that stupid. If you need to build more systems, hire enought people so everyone isn't working six 12 hour days each week. You are making enough profit to hire the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Once good company is now sadly an unhappy place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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

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