Vulcan Reviews

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3.3
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Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf
Bill Hilf
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, interesting technology, decent work/life balance, good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "great initiatives and great people(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Vulcan is evolving into its future form as dictated by Paul's estate plan(in 20 reviews)

  • "No mission, focus and ability to achieve any of the goals, Toxic work environment(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Professional Co.

      Aug 5, 2020 - General Manager in Ahmedabad
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      Pros

      Good Work Culture in work environment.

      Cons

      Needs to improve employee development

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not Great...

      Jul 5, 2022 - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Decent benefits Decent team 401k was insane when I was there. Location was fine.

      Cons

      Zero upward mobility; Paul Allen is rolling over in his grave.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Machine assembler

      Jul 1, 2022 - Machine Assembler in Dundalk, MD
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      Pros

      Got to work with power tools

      Cons

      Not a Team based job

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Generally speaking, not a healthy place to work

      Jun 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits and compensation package

      Cons

      Lack of clear company direction and frequent (and often poorly explained) pivots, unclear values, favoritism and competition among employees for resources

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Where the worst of the best succeed

      Apr 22, 2022 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      1. Intelligent colleagues. I worked with some very sharp, amazing people. 2. Excellent views of the city (Seattle office). 3. Generous salary for the Seattle area, unless you consider public companies with stock options. 4. Generous health insurance plans. I have never enjoyed better health benefits outside of Vulcan.

      Cons

      1. Those who are the most toxic get promoted. 2. No self-awareness by upper management. 3. Unethical HR practices. If you ever have an issue with a manager or other senior person, it's easier to just leave than consult HR. (See #5 below). 4. Skin-deep commitment to "diversity and inclusion". And very myopic. If you are a woman in tech that wants to move up, forget about Vulcan. 5. Layoffs are the primary means by which managers get rid of employees that occasionally express opposing opinions.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      If you're looking for toxic, this is the place.

      Apr 20, 2022 - Director 
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      Pros

      Congrats, you've landed, too bad it's a sinking ship. Incredibly smart colleagues.

      Cons

      Terrible management. Toxic environment. Don't believe the reviews, they have their HR staff write bloated reviews.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Just say no

      Mar 2, 2022 - Manager in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Amazing and intelligent colleagues, who were truly inspiring to work with. In the past, there was also an incredibly exciting variety of projects and business initiatives to work on - always something new and interesting, with true purpose. That changed following Paul's death, however, as the company began downsizing and slashing programs and people.

      Cons

      The company is a shell of what it once was, and seems to have lost its way and purpose. Many years of layoffs and the elimination of most significant programs. I also doubt this downsizing is complete, so if you consider joining this company, look to what short-term gains you can make in your career. Anticipate more cuts, and don't be surprised if the company eventually folds entirely. There were so many long term employees who had dedicated decades (yes, 20+ years) of their careers to this company. They were committed and passionate, and were tossed aside in often quite disrespectful ways. After so many rounds of layoffs, it was truly disheartening to see how incompetently our HR team continued to handle these events. Executives with flippant attitudes towards the process, and decisions made based on politics and personal whims of the Chair. Your success at Vulcan is not dictated by what you know or accomplish, but rather how in favor you are with the top leaders. As one person had commented upon leaving, they had never seen politics to this degree at any previous company, regardless of size. Bottom line... proceed with extreme caution.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company to work for

      Feb 1, 2022 - Information Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      They love free thinkers and allow you to grow

      Cons

      Going through a transition so layoffs could be an issue

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent place to work

      Jan 24, 2022 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      Cares about employees. Creates a positive impact across the globe. Supports professional development.

      Cons

      Is not as challenging a place work as it used to be.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      Dec 2, 2021 - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      The company offers great health benefits and generous employer contributions to HSA, dental/medical premiums, and matching for 401k plan.

      Cons

      There are some areas that could improve but overall there are great people at the company.

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    Vulcan has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 157 reviews left anonymously by employees. 46% of employees would recommend working at Vulcan to a friend and 29% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Vulcan employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Vulcan. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

    46% of Vulcan employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Vulcan 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

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