Vestas Wind Systems Employee Reviews

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Great experience
Director of Performance Management (Former Employee) –  Portland, OR22 May 2017
Although wind may be come a dinosaur in the near future with the development in solar, the company afforded the opportunity to learn about industry on global level.
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Vestas runs a lean organizaton
Lightning Protection Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) –  Remote12 April 2017
Vestas runs a product development organization that is lean bordering on skeletal. It is unclear if Vestas can adequately engineer new products to replace its existing portfolio. Th
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Fast paced with exciting challenges
Real Estate and Facility Management Manager (Former Employee) –  Brighton, CO15 February 2017
No two days are a like, Facility Management requires you to think about how to save the company money while providing the best level of service to the factories as possible.
Pros
a lot of challenges and a lot of great people to work with
Cons
everything changes with the mood of Washington D.C.
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Fantastic place to work- with a few exceptions
Lead Engineer (Current Employee) –  Portland, OR13 February 2017
Vestas has been an amazing place to work. With what seems to be unlimited opportunities to move within the company. I have myself moved around the world in positions with Vestas and know many others who have done the same. From my experience, upward mobility is best achieved by taking a different position within the company rather than expecting a promotion. This is okay, but it seems in many cases folks get disappointed for not being promoted when they really need to look outside of their position to move up (of course, generally speaking).

Vestas has gone through several major changes over the past 7 or 8 years and has had to make some difficult decisions to lay workers off. Sometimes it seems there is no rhyme or reason in how the terminations are carried out, so it does not seem to be performance based. From what I understand by colleagues who have been laid off, Vestas is more than fair in the severance package they provide (here in the US), although as I understand it the policy has changed and is no longer so generous.

I would absolutely recommend pursuing a career at Vestas, the people are fantastic, it is a global and very diverse company, there are challenges if you look for them, and there seems to be unlimited opportunity.
Pros
Travel the globe, make friends around the world, challenge yourself, friendly atmosphere, great bennefits.
Cons
Layoffs, upward mobility could be better, many organizational changes.
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good company but insecure job
Lead Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chennai, Tamil Nadu8 January 2017
they will pay good ..but no job security ..you don't know when you will be asked to go home..!
Leadership is untrustable...!
good exposure and world class infrastructure
Pros
lunch is good but not free
Cons
its inside the city
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new technology, great learning experience
Supplier Quality & Non-Destructive Engineer (Former Employee) –  chicago il29 October 2014
Mainly auditing and assessing new customers and suppliers to ensure they could meet Vestas requirements.
Pros
Traveled world wide
Cons
long drive
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Good job, great experience
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Abilene, Tx9 October 2014
I really liked working for Vestas. I became very well rounded getting to work on electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems. The pay was decent when I worked there and the opportunity for advancement was there. Some other wind companies pay a little better. The only real complaint I have was the starting pay was only about 16/hr when i started there which isn't too bad when you consider that you get to work some overtime and on call weekends, so you can still make decent money.
Pros
Mixture of working outside and inside, travel, training, health care, 401k
Cons
none
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Fast paced, ever changing work environment.
Quality Process Instructor - Final Functional Test (Current Employee) –  Brighton, CO11 May 2014
Vestas is a fun place to work because of the international aspect of the business. The company is based in Denmark and has factories around the world. The possibility of international travel is always present and possible without much notice.

Manufacturing is an inconsistent industry and the wind energy industry is even more inconsistent. The build plan is dependent upon government subsidies so the factories go through high and low demand periods.

Health benefits are paid fully by the company and they offer 4 weeks of vacation each year. The benefit package is the main reason why many of the employees stay with Vestas.
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Potential to be something unique
Director, Operations and Business Development (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CO20 June 2013
Overall I did enjoy my time with Vestas. Very challenging and people believed in what they were doing.

Best part of the job was visiting and listening to the maintenance engineers on what needs to happen to improve current and future product design.
Pros
Travel
Cons
Travel to very remote locations. Sometimes not very healthy places to eat.
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good pay, good benifits, poor job security
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Windsor, CO18 April 2013
lacked thurogh training and communication. hard working crews to help maintain quota.
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Work is very interesting and fun.
Global Category Manager (Former Employee) –  Windsor co6 June 2012
Good company, very bad management. You are constantly changing direction and wondering if you will have a job the follow week. The employee moral is really bad
Pros
free fruit and four weeks vacation
Cons
no direction or group strategies
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