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Employees rate Mojave 13.4% lower than the overall average
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I have been working at Vestas Wind Systems full-time (More than 5 years)
They provide a safe work environment, but to move ahead and not be ostracized you may have to bend just a little here....but only to the degree that is practical and can get the turbines running; after that...yuo can go back to being really safe. Nothing too dangerous, just not overkill. But preach the overkill stuff.
Many locations and you can transfer pretty easily to anywhere when jobs are to be had. Also they are great about promoting from within it seems. And if you are passed over for the job initialy, you can always re-train or advance and then apply again without prejudice.
If you are proactive and willing to put forth the effort, you can take the initiative and enjoy a training program that is second to none in this industry. Also..you will be provided with tools and access to people/data & knowledge base that can educate you on every facet of the wind industry and turbines.
The employee benefits include 401k with 6% matching by corporate, 4 weeks of vacation can be earned in the first year, insurance benefits that are golden...not just for you but your whole family, working beside high quality men/women with varying degrees of work ethics and skills sets...so you decide how you want to fit into the heard. They provide and annual work-clothing allowance and top notch PPE and equipment + training on the equipment.
The company is also transparent with company information, and employees have easy access to corporate personnel for additional assistance with all sorts of issues.
You will be expected to look good and act the part when corporate guys are around, or, be professional enough to know when to they are around and stay out of eyesight. If your back is in a corner....better recite the rule book, and by all means...never ever remember names or other pertinent info unless of course you or exercising your "payback" option, or trying to handicap a competitor (at least this seems to be the brotherly love of your team-mates).
Even though the company provides insurance benefits, training and other incentives attractive to the proactive employee.....you will be pressed to find time to take advantage of what the company offers. Your work day can start early (say 4:30 am) and ends when the job is done. You may also be asked to be on call, but they will not call it "on-call" and if you are "busy with family concerns" or "personal issues" then you will not be called on to get the choice jobs that could advance your career...and you will have to suffer the subtle jabs and sarcasm that should have been left on the middle school playground.
You will be paid with overtime and double time without questions or hassles, but expect the job to be done before you are set free....sleep/rest/training/calibrated tools?..."what, you can't handle this, maybe we should call on someone else from now on...what do ya say...we will understand if you don't feel comfortable with this?
So...if you say no, or your family needs you so you can't, guess who will not get the opportunity for the training that will advance your career or skill-sets...after all, there is one class this quarter and only 5 seats available...."you get the picture?"
Also, demands will be placed on you to complete paperwork, required online training, etc., but at the same time...the job better get done and the required task better be completed, but finding the time is placed on you - the employee.
Advice to Management
Practice what you preach...even when corporate is not watching.
Do not make management decisions based on rumors/gossip, but rather listen to the rumors/gossip and seek the facts to support it. You find a pool of talent and expertise you find useful and willing.
Have faith in your own company's system...it works if you allow it.
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