Vulcan Reviews

Updated 28 Apr 2021

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3.4
57%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf
Bill Hilf
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, interesting technology, decent work/life balance, good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Benefits and work life balance are great(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some areas seem to have better work/life balance than others - but such is the risk with such a diverse organization working on such different projects(in 11 reviews)

  • "Very little exposure to upper management(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Professional Co."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Ahmedabad
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vulcan full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Culture in work environment.

    Cons

    Needs to improve employee development

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  2. "Vulcan is an amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vulcan has great vision. Their mission is to help the world.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  3. "Rewarding and Tumultuous"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Vague or absent strategy, shifting priorities, likelihood of being downsized at any given moment

  4. "Company in constant transition; Leadership inconsistencies"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mission and focus on global impact

    Cons

    The company has been evolving and different departments work in silos while likely covering same subject matter. Blanket executive decisions are made with little in-depth understanding of individual team contributions and value. Near sighted decisions end up impacting work and morale.

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Cherokee, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people and good insurance and work schedule.

    Cons

    The pay wasn’t as competitive as it could have been.

  6. "Vulcan"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people and the mission.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from leadership.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Top-Heavy Company with No Creative Vision"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Snacks, Free Orca Card, Lots of Training Opportunities, Great Co-Workers, Beautiful Office, Employee Bonus, Travel Opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of Consistent Vision, Too Much Bureaucracy, Lack of Creativity, Top-Heavy Upper Management, Constant Fear of Layoffs, Little to No Transparency

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  8. "Just doing this for Glassdoor Access"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Facilities Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some great people work there

    Cons

    Lost direction since the founder passed away.

  9. "Great Company to work for."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vulcan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a company that has a great history. The owner had many diverse interests and was concerned about many things that trouble the world and he tried to help make things better.

    Cons

    With the owners passing in 2018 his legacy has slowly been dismantled.

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  10. "Poorly Managed"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Museum Guide in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vulcan part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent Pay, friendly co-workers, nice facility

    Cons

    Poor corporate management, didn't run organization like a museum but like an attraction

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