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Vestas Wind Systems Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2019

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Vestas Wind Systems CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
Anders Erik Runevad
196 Ratings
  1. "good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Service Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best wind technology Good working environment, frequent trainings provided, good range of benefits.

    Cons

    need to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    to be more transparent with the team

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-07-15
  2. "Thinking of Vestas? Don’t, just walk away while you can. A sinking ship with weak to non-existing leadership."

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    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has changed much since I’ve worked here. The culture used to be fun, ambitious, hard-working but felt like we were all in it together, like a family. Many of the employees truly care about the company and its purpose in the world. Unfortunately, few of those people are in senior positions and are therefore working with their hands tied behind their backs since all decisions must be made at a stupidly... high level. It’s a shame since the core product is very good and could have made Vestas a leader in the industry for decades to come.

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    Cons

    It’s sad it has come to this; Vestas has become a really toxic and unpleasant place during my last few years. It has definitely changed – it used to feel like a family organization, but that feeling had gone. Office politics are rifle and the culture has changed; not for the better. Management? There is no management. The regional Head hired to lead currently is inexperienced, narcissistic and tyranny. He has an... informal approach and often to crack jokes at the expense of others. Most of the time these jokes are crude and inappropriate. He has established a senior leader team of ’yes men’ who flatter his ego, tell him what he wants to hear and play politics. These senior leaders are either incapable of making sound business decisions or are paralyzed by indecision. Some senior leaders are over-opinionated and underqualified for the roles they occupy; some of them wouldn’t get past the CV sift if they had to apply or their own jobs. You could easily take away the top tier of management and productivity wouldn’t change. There is no accountability at this level, no decision making and no consequences for being bad at your job – in fact, the more BS you talk the more you get rewarded. It’s an elite circle of people telling each other how great they are but the lower ranking staff have no faith in their abilities or intentions. The decisions that are made are mostly based on egos and not on what is best for the customers or the company. These inexperienced, self-righteous senior leaders are extremely biased, will only support and help certain staff. Qualified, experienced staff members are often overlooked for a few narcissistic unqualified individuals who think they know it all (and unfortunately the ones who make the loudest noise are often nothing more than empty vessels) but would be laughed at in any other companies. These loud members of staff are also the ones who are willing to massage the right egos. Unfortunately here, the only people who progress are those who play the favourites game. Bullying of employees is a big problem and the Leaders are the biggest culprits. Local leadership is also insensitive, especially in HR. They aren’t looking for the right ways to do things, just the fastest and not necessarily the cheapest. Global policies are implemented just for show and not comply to, especially by the local Leaders. A lot of unethical acts are committed by these Leaders, who are here to milk an easy wage from the company, especially the Regional Head, and making days go-by by manipulating and game playing, thereby increasing this toxic environment. The Senior leaders and extended leaders are always traveling to meet but no action and outcomes of meetings. Unethical Human Resource Department. HR has too much power and abusing the term “retrenchment”. Using retrenchment as an excuse to terminate majority of the locals to replace them with transferees from Northern Europe offices or hire a particular Nationality that were recommended by the HR outsourced partner. Partners as well as one’s own nephew can be employed under the same department! Diversity is a myth; cronyism and nepotism is rifle. People are promoted for political reasons, it doesn’t matter that they are known to be terrible leaders, backstabbing narcissists or incompetent – on the contrary, those seem to be what’s looked for in a leader. Career development is non-existent unless you are in a sales role. In my well over a decade here, I have seen people from all over the world leaving the business after years because of this destabilizing workplace. We are bleeding top talents to our competitors and this will never make us number one in the industry. Long-serving leaders were also being let go all over the place, without any real explanation why; and those that aren’t being got rid of seem to be leaving in big numbers.

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    Advice to Management

    Realize that you are emptying out all of the loyal staff, who hold decades of knowledge about the company. You need to new-look at your managers at all levels and value your employees by listening to the people that actually do the work (that means actually talking to the actual staff and not senior ‘leaders’!). Stop telling everyone else to be accountable for their actions when you have a level of management team... that are not only unethical and unaccountable, they do not produce results and take credit for the results that were sowed by their predecessors. This sales organization is a failing mess! Hypocrisy and double standards abound so unless you start tackling this, the gulf between what you claim to do and what you actually do will get wider and wider – and more of your clients will realise that. If you are changing strategy, at least do it right, with resources and quick decisions in place and with people who want to join the culture that we have built and not destroy it or sneer attitude. When people leave, wonder why. Ask them. Encourage their honesty and act upon it. Instead of constantly covering up your failures with diabolical communications to staff, many of high intellect, that everyone laughs at as they are so false. Know that when you promote the very obviously wrong people, you lose your own credibility. You encourage tantrums and other ridiculous behaviors. You show people that you can’t get promoted unless you act like a brat. So you lose the people who want to do good work, in a good way. Review the responsibilities of heads of function. Either arm them with the powers to deliver or send then on their way. Most importantly: Stop the unethical HR Department from discrimination and review the old values that are gone.

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    Vestas Wind Systems2019-08-18
  3. "I am content with my job"

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    Current Employee - Resin Bay Tech in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good crew great benefits I personally enjoy my job

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-07-10
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance Transparent culture Lateral movement within the organization Compensation is the best in industry HR policies and practices are friendly

    Cons

    Still some way to become a true MNC When business is now doing good, it is not good for you too Office politics in manufacturing plant Outside the city limits meaning less time with family

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-07-08
  5. "Best platform for future life."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dhule
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best facilities provided by company. Work load is depend on time and situation.

    Cons

    Working at hight. Working with high voltage electricity.

    Advice to Management

    Gives the priority for pramotion who work hard.

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-07-22
  6. "Vestas experience multi cultural environment"

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    Current Employee - Professional Engineer in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment with cross functional teams Nice to have different cultures

    Cons

    No process No communication among tewma

    Advice to Management

    Be more present among the team hear the complaints from the team

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-07-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance and good if joining in senior role

    Cons

    Politics in citing team. HR total cheaters. Came to find out after joining that package is less. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the HR.

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-08-01
  8. "Asistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Safety, Quality, Procedures, management & personal growth.

    Cons

    Employees satisfaction to be increased.

    Advice to Management

    to give many good salaries who working really for the company.

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-06-20
  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time

    Pros

    Employee Benefits and Good environment

    Cons

    Nothing on cons from my side

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-06-18
  10. "Highly collaborative environment. Follows what it preaches."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, great people, perks, employee engagement

    Cons

    Management is not that great

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-06-16
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