Fantastic place to work- with a few exceptions
Lead Engineer (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – 13 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.
Travel the globe, make friends around the world, challenge yourself, friendly atmosphere, great bennefits.
Layoffs, upward mobility could be better, many organizational changes.