Vestas Employee Reviews

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outstanding place to work
Welder (Former Employee), Pueblo, COApril 4, 2016
The management showed a great deal of understanding and care for it's employees. Vestas has built a fantastic team to work with and unbeatable benefits.
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Interesting and busy
Maintenance mechanic (Former Employee), Brighton, COFebruary 25, 2016
My days were usually busy I worked on all the automated systems and robotics. We would 12 hr shifts 3 days on 3 days off. They were a good company and treated their employees well.
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Field Manager (Current Employee), TXFebruary 11, 2016
Pros: Good field people.
Cons: PDX Management
Safety has taken a huge back seat with Vestas. Ego is the name of the game for PDX. PDX Management supports and encourages an Unsafe, Hostile and Harassing work atmosphere. Bad Company!!!
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Horrible company with no job advancement
Production Worker (Current Employee), Denver, COJanuary 26, 2016
Pros: Free work boots
Cons: Everything else
They suckered me in with their excellent benefits, but that only goes so far. the job turnover is so high that after 6 months, now i am the person training new recruits with no compensation. they continually run out of materials for the job, and give you no idea on when they will return to complete your work as instructed. we constantly run out of PPE for the job, even though there are several poeple walking the factory floor reminding you to wear your PPE. I've seen three supervisors, and two team leads either fired or step down from their position since I've been there. You will spend a week of training being told about safety hazards, and then thrown into the mix on the floor with absolutely no job training. The shift differential is great for your paycheck, but switching 12 hour shifts from day to night, in the 2-3 days you have off, is ridiculous. People are constantly being brought in from around the world to "standardize" the work, but when they come in, a process that takes 20-30 min to complete, will take over an hour. As soon as they leave, everything goes bake to the way it was to make up for the production quota. Production is first, safety is second, and quality is drug through the mud. On multiple occasions, I have seen scrapped blades chained up to a truck and dragged through the yard. If you take any kind of pride in the work you put out, find somewhere else to work.
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Corporate giant
wind technician (Former Employee), Lynn, INDecember 19, 2015
Pros: No one over your shoulder
Cons: Glass ceiling
Megawatts before people, should be the motto. Great training, good people, poor management, horrible safety, lowest pay in their field. During training they tell you that they train everyone else's techs because they leave.
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Micro Management, Track you at all times
previous Employee (Former Employee), ScotlandNovember 8, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Monitoring your movements from start to finish, micro management, cross checking times, more and more work load put onto the technician
If your face fits and you have friends in high places your work life will be better, if not expect to work more hours to pick up their slack. no work life balance as they do not care about your family time. expect to work 14 hour days. Safety goes out the window when they need you to do something. Wind Farm contracts are too short so no job security. Always penny pinching and monitoring your movements from when you start until you finish. cross check all your times against the tracker. Keep adding more work onto your already busy day/week. micro management,
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Good place and nice canteen.
PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATE - WEBMASTER (Current Employee), Brighton, COOctober 14, 2015
Pros: always bussy, and they provide u with erverything like clothing to shoes.
Cons: manegment isent the best but they try. and nights are really hard.
Great pay and nice benefits always have work and schedule is great. They also have a nice canteen locker rooms for indicated things and they provide everything. Things they provide are clothing shoes lockers and bonuses every year.
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Very intersting company to work for.
SAP Inventory Control Analyst (Former Employee), Portland, OROctober 14, 2015
Pros: Work life was very good. People were fun to work with. Company programs to join in on.
Cons: I did not like their laid off proceedures. It made you feel like a criminal.
I really enjoyed working for Vestas. The people I interacted with daily were a wonderful group of people. Training was provided with each position I held and coworkers taught any aspect of the systems you wanted to learn adding to the advancement process. I held several positions in the company and enjoyed each one. I would return to this company in a heart beat.

Sadly I was released from the company for personnel reductions.
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fast paced and un predictable work place also fun and exciting
production support worker (Former Employee), windsor coloradoSeptember 21, 2015
Pros: easy schedule to deal with and nice supportive people to work with
Cons: no health benefits until after 6 to 18 months of training
i really enjoyed this job i learned alot while i was there i wish i could have stayed but i moved an hour south and the drive was just to far
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Fun and Love at Work
Intercompany and Accounts Payable Accountant (Current Employee), Pasay, P00September 15, 2015
Pros: Accessible
As Mother Theresa said, "Work without love is slavery"- a normal day at work is like doing your responsibilities with good pressure. We see to it that we enjoy what we do.
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Provided great skill training and benefits
Man Power (Current Employee), Windsor, COSeptember 9, 2015
Pros: yearly bonuses
Cons: Mandatory overtime and minimal PTO and sick days allowed
Daily task include building of turbine blades, from prepping blade moulds to build on, completing builds of the blades, cleaning and repairing of any defects the blade might of obtained during the build process.

I learned Vestas is a fast paced production environment where the same jobs are done around the clock. Building wind turbine blades requires a high skill level to ensure quality and tact time for blade orders.

Management was hired from within the company so they all at one time worked the same jobs on the floor that the operators do. They have years of knowledge and experience than can provide to anyone person.

Co-workers are great, its a fast paced highly competitive atmosphere that provides a challenge and friendly competition.

The hardest part would be keeping the continuous pace and production quota when material becomes short and the hours and days become long.

The most enjoyable part is providing a service to the world that helps people across the world receive clean inexpensive green energy.
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Avoid at all costs
Remote operator (Former Employee), PortlandSeptember 1, 2015
Pros: Non
Cons: It will ruin you ask the other operators....
The remote operator job is a deadend grind, night shift no contact with anyone, vague work definition, weird shift patterns one quarter weekends, one quarter week days, bad hours, poorly managed, easily scape goated...
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good job if you don't mind living on the road
Resource Tech 2 (Former Employee), Portland, ORAugust 31, 2015
Pros: good pay, great benifits, pride in job well done, long hours, big pay check
Cons: long hours, lack of communication, high expectations with little follow through
New management was struggling to adjust but making vast improvements. Too much emphasis on non essential job functions, excellent training, but typical double standards, it's all who you know not what you know.
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Fast pace and fun place to work
Production/Material Handler/Machine Operator (Former Employee), Windsor, CoAugust 19, 2015
I joyed working with all the different types machines;
And learning to operate all sorts of fork lefts.
However I didn't enjoy the hours, only having weekends off two months a year.
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Fast paced work environment
Flow (Current Employee), Brighton, COAugust 17, 2015
Pros: Benefits, alternative energy product, competitive wages, purchased uniforms and protection.
Cons: Not enough breaks, long shifts constant changing management.
12 hour shifts with many departments. Always moving around and you can not be afraid to get dirty.
Strong communication with all departments and able to assist as needed.
There is a large amount of politics with an ever changing product and company.
The hardest part of the job is the rotating shifts with a family life.
The company prides its self on Quality, Production and being clean.
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Great Co-workers to work with poor management
Floor Tech (Current Employee), Brighton CO.August 17, 2015
Pros: Paywage/Benefits
Cons: Poor management/High firing rate/Unstable/Unbalanced Lifestyle
Vestas has great employees but poor management. The firing rate and hiring rate is unbelievable. Demanding too much on production. Swing shifts so life style was always unbalanced. 2 weeks days 2 weeks nights 12 hr shifts. Aside from the cons the pay-wage and benefits was great and there are a lot of knowledgeable and great employees who work there from various places around the world (Denmark,Spain,UK).
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great
manufacturer (Current Employee), Brighton, COAugust 7, 2015
great place to work at but its hard work. out in the sun all day is not easy ut time does fly . not an easy job to do spaciously in the cold or heat
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Pay and benefits are good.
Production Worker (Current Employee), Windsor,COJuly 25, 2015
Management do not hold people accountable for their actions, poor work performance and ethic. Associates are expected to just pick up slack. pay and benefits are good though.
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good pay
resin bay (Current Employee), brighton coJuly 20, 2015
Pros: pay
Cons: to much to list
good pay, good job experience! most supervisors are great. hardest part of the job is not having any support from upper management. ive learned a great deal here in the almost 2 years of employment.
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job with decent benefits
Production Worker shells (Current Employee), Brighton, COJuly 9, 2015
Pros: green energy
Cons: shift change 12 hr days then 12hr nights
typical day at vestas have a meeting talk about safety quality and goals for the day. Gell coat would be first then we would do a lay up consisting of laying mats and cross supports and stringers takes 4 layers to build a blade. Next is a glue up would fly spar to blade for glue up then breakout the blade.we work as a team everybody has a job to do. Hardest part of the job is you got to work 12 hour days and 12 hour nights on a rotating shift. I am part of a green energy company building a brighter future for ourselves and families
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Aarhus, Denmark
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