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Vestas Wind Systems Manager Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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Vestas Wind Systems CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
10 Ratings
  1. "This is a typical northen europe company with good people culture and working environment."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Tongzhou, Beijing
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People -oriented Flexible Caring Focused on safety People will find quite easy and comfortable working in Vestas. It will be a good place for people with no big career ambitions.

    Cons

    Poor management and decision making process. Very reluctant to customize for China market and Chinese customers. Facing more challenges doing business in China

    Advice to Management

    Make effective decisions and no more procrastination.

    Vestas Wind Systems2013-05-24
  2. "Good Company with Questionable Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Site Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and work with international teams.

    Cons

    Poor managemet casues high turnover rate.

    Vestas Wind Systems2013-04-05
  3. "Huge learning and developent"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager Assistant in Aarhus
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly skilled colleagues. Relative high mobility in changing across departments.

    Cons

    Slow in adapting to market and cultural changes. Top management paralysis in taking decisions

    Vestas Wind Systems2013-02-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vestas is a company with strong values and treats its employees well. The company employs great people and has a nice atmosphere. People who work there really believe in the company's product, wind energy and are experts in this industry. Vestas is a great engineering company.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company was in a constant state of chaos and transition with multiple rounds of layoffs during the two years I worked there (2010-2012). Often these layoff rounds appeared to be conducted without much assessment of what the staff who were laid off were doing and no plan for how to pass their work on to others- this slowed down productivity significantly. In addition the company is too big for what its...

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    Vestas Wind Systems2013-01-30
  5. "uncertanity, but still a good bet"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    globally strong brand, best technology, ethical work culture

    Cons

    uncertainity, poor visibility for the long term

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-07-22
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Staff are confused and disoriented - executive consistency wanted from the Board!"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Manager in Randers
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for advancement… processes and governance issues are always changing... projects with a mandate and clear goals are numerous and ever changing so people with various project management skills (or lack thereof) can find fertile ground to add success stories to their resumes.

    Cons

    Too many changes for too long a time have left the company with a staff that is less than 100% motivated to believe in the next leader, project, or process that has 'top priority'. After all, most people that have been there for more than 18 months understand that their job is on the line - always. An old boys network protects the interests of the network, and this is very difficult to break in to.

    Advice to Management

    1). Outsource everything that others do better (also capital expenditure projects) 2). Get worldwide partners to run implementation and service businesses 3). Focus upon the R&D innovations 4). Get a strong Finance partner to make a serious strategy for hedging in foreign currencies (see section 38 of the 2011 annual report) and follow that strategy. 5). Delegate these decisions to professional execs, give them the...

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    Vestas Wind Systems2012-08-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The revolving door company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent benefits, and always supplied with great work shirts and caps. Co workers are sincere about doing a good days work.

    Cons

    A tax subsidized industry that is suffering due to less government financing and no private market investors. Many recent layoffs. Home office in Denmark seems clueless that the company is a revolving door of staff coming and going. Wind Site Managers have been thrown into the job with no training.

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff succeed. Need more humane executive managers in the US.

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-05-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you aren't a native Dane, don't expect to stay."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Aarhus
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Promotes a greener planet by developing sustainable energy solutions.

    Cons

    Vestas management is a white, Danish, old boys club. If you aren't a member of that club, you do not get advancement opportunities. The company claims to be international, but the only culture they see as valid is Danish. Things like financial responsibility, cost control, minimizing operational cost, and thinking about things from the customer's perspective are non-existent or a distant second.

    Advice to Management

    The customer needs to come first. Meeting and exceeding their expectations, anticipating and avoiding their headaches, and putting forth a cost affective solution are all that matter. Anything else is noise, drama, and needless expense. Time to get back to basics.

    Vestas Wind Systems2011-05-29
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