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Vestas Wind Systems Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2019

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Vestas Wind Systems CEO 	Anders Erik Runevad
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  1. "Electrical Incharge"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tirunelveli
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Safety Procedure followed by this company

    Cons

    Looking an Same like

    Advice to Management

    Sustain the follow procedure

    Vestas Wind Systems2019-03-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Very good opportunity to learn and knowledge sharing

    Cons

    Clear career path and development plans

    Vestas Wind Systems2017-06-07
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Vestas literally moves with the wind."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. By far the best benefits you will find anywhere: health insurance is covered 100%, you start with 4 (yes, four) weeks vacation, paid sick leave, 401k matching, and the list goes on. 2.The company seems to truly care about the well-being of its employees (as long as you don't get laid off). 3. Working for a green energy company with a fantastic, market-leading product. 4. Great work environment: friendly... employees and lots of free coffee and snacks.

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    Cons

    1. Before you work at Vestas, you have to first understand that energy (and especially wind energy) is a very cyclical market. This means that the slightest downturn in the market could easily mean layoffs or have other negative consequences. 2. The company's management seems to make quick, rash decisions that usually aren't the best decisions and have long-lasting negative consequences. 3. There is very little... planning for big, important decisions/projects and too much planning for small, not so important decisions/projects. 4. If the wind market turns down again, expect many layoffs and even closures of entire facilities just like in 2012 when the wind industry almost died in the U.S. because the government didn't pass the PTC's (Production Tax Credits) in time. 5. This is very important: be extremely careful if you are relocating to work for Vestas. During the downturn in 2011/2012, Vestas laid off many people that had relocated only a few months earlier. Employees were laid off that had moved their entire families (new schools for kids, new homes, etc.) across the country to Vestas offices/facilities in Colorado and Oregon. If anyone is considering a relocation to work for Vestas, be sure to negotiate a good severance package (at least 6-12 months salary) especially if you have a family. The lack of strategic long-term planning for this specific issue was unbelievable and borderline unethical.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to make the company more resilient to changes in the wind market. You shouldn't have to layoff hundreds of people whenever there is a small downturn in the wind market only to rehire hundreds when the market turns positive again. You can do this with sensible, long-term strategic planning and better portfolio/production management. Other companies in the manufacturing industry can weather market downturns... without gutting their organizations. Vestas should be able to do this as well.

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    Vestas Wind Systems2013-11-16
  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Green Energy Good work life balance

    Cons

    Now the situation of wind energy is not good. So Job security is not so good.

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-08-25
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    "Horrific Corporate/Global Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Aarhus
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large geographic market area, tons of problems to try to fix, good holiday and flexible work hours, nice offices (probably too nice)

    Cons

    upper management is clueless about doing business outside of Denmark, IT system is ridiculous, job security has to be the lowest of any company, incredible amount of reinventing the wheel with this place..

    Advice to Management

    will no do any good. company appears to be doomed.

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-08-27
  6. "Working at Vestas over the last 3 years has been exciting and challenging as there has been alot of changes!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leader Lots of experience in wind industry

    Cons

    Poor collaboration with main headquarters in Denmark Planning and vision are not clear and seem to change every week

    Advice to Management

    talk with each other from time to time

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-08-06
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    "Working at Vestas Wind Systems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a number of positives about working at Vestas. First, the benefits are better than any I have ever seen (I have been out in the workforce for almost 20 years). There are exceptional medical, dental, and vision benefits, all without having to pay any portion of the premiums. The amount of vacation is outstanding - four weeks to start! Additionally, the work environment itself, meaning the people I... worked with, was also quite good.

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    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are many more negatives that positives. First, there is a significant cultural problem at Vestas. In-bred into this culture is an almost pathological need to do things the same way they have always done them; regardless of how much time and money are being wasted. This culture has also given rise to levels of bureaucracy I have never witnessed elsewhere (and I have worked for companies... considerably larger than Vestas). The shear amount of documentation and level of detail required was staggering; even on the most simple of problems. In the worst of cases, I have seen co-workers spend months on tasks that should have taken hours. Third, upper management constantly makes reactionary decisions. Time and again we saw them state one thing and then do something completely different. This type of decision making inherently led to a very unstable work environment. It literally felt like you could lose your job on a moments notice without any rational explanation. Fourth - also related to the culture as a whole from my first point. This is a very arrogant company. There is a pervasive sense that one - they know what they are doing and are not too be questioned and two - any suggestion that they might be wrong is met with a wall of smugness. Going through the process of showing them a better solution, even if it is expressed with the utmost tact, is met with either some useless explanation as to why they are right or they simply ignore you. To sum up - I spent almost two years at Vestas and I can think of no reason why I would recommend for anyone to work there - with one exception. If you like companies where you can be a lemming and simply follow along with the crowd without any effort or independence of thought, then Vestas might be the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    If you want this company to succeed then you need to dump the reactionary decision making and rid the culture of the incessant bureaucracy and arrogance. Unless those things are dealt-with, in my opinion, Vestas is doomed.

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-06-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lazy place"

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    Senior Engineer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems

    Pros

    Renewable energy - good for future, good work life balance, learn technically more information

    Cons

    Senior management is not good, Bonus you will never get, salary was not paid good.

    Advice to Management

    they have to change

    Vestas Wind Systems2012-05-17
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