The plant was a good environment to work. Day to day operations are well organized and busy. The other managers and employees are knowledgeable and very helpful to new employees. The company recently made the decision to close the location.
Well established processes and monitoring for continuous improvement.
Resolution Account Manager (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – January 5, 2016
Not enough compensation for the type of work being done and the amount of work being done. Management is not very approachable. Do not feel like I was provided enough training to do my job efficiently.
Open new Lowe's stores across the United States, training Lowe's sales staff and working with Lowe's store managers, approx. 10 years. Moved into the commercial side working with contractors painting large box retailers.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – illinois – December 8, 2015
Valspar is an overall great place to work. The people are kind and genuinely care about others. The negatives are that a lot of people don't separate work/home life and it is rather difficult to move up within the company.
Intern (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 13, 2015
Fun and encouraging coworkers. You learn that all the research and development are part of something big. And the coworkers are just as friendly and enthusiastic about chemistry as you. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you get a sense of ownership with the project you work on and you learn about the variables of polymer science.
customer service representative (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – November 10, 2015
It's like getting into Fort Knox (very difficult), but the turnover is crazy. It is like a phone factory. You never really feel like you are a valued employee, more like a seat filler. It's heartbreaking when you give a job your all and feel little recognition for your hard work. There are some amazing supervisors and employees. Their benefit package is good and their vacation and PTO package is even better. Try not to get too attached, they don't really care about you as a person or employee.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – November 1, 2015
typical day at work-sitting down at in a cubical 8 hours per day. take between 900-1600 calls per day. mondays being the busiest day. meetings on Wednesdays. management is very helpful. love working with my co workers. company very appreciative of their employees.
production operator (Former Employee) – marengo ill – September 9, 2015
don't work hear beware stay away poor management . short staffed lazy and lying supervisors just sit at there desk all night you go to ask them question they give you a dirty look like why are you bothering me . no breaks work you like a dog for 12 hrs
The job its self is not bad, but during the busy season you can easily spent 70 hours a week there. Management is easy to talk to if you have an issue and they are willing to let you change your hours around if you have appointments or something to do. Overall I like the job.
Valspar is a great company to work for especially the environment and teamwork everyone contributes. Being a contractor like many, Valspar treats everyone equally and provides everyone the flexibility they need. It is fun working for Valspar because everyone is very friendly and they will always introduce new hire to everyone in the team and also give them the comfort level they need.