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  1.  

    Very European company...seeks to encourage mediocrity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Vaisala full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a true engineering focus at Vaisala. The company is fairly stress free if you strive toward mediocrity. So, if you are looking to get a good, stable position with little real world pressure or metrics to perform against, this is a great company for you.

    Cons

    If you are a performer, you will find it frustrating at Vaisala. Pay scales are largely communal in nature, which seeks to equalize the strong and poor performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has floated around €250m for about 15 years if memory serves me correctly. This means in terms of real value of that they have lost ground. They act like a social workfare agency rather than a competitive market entity. A true waste of potential. The North American CEO is wholly unqualified for the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rigid and slightly old-fashioned company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Vantaa (Finland)
    Current Employee - Sales in Vantaa (Finland)

    I have been working at Vaisala full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a long history and traditions, majority of employees have been working there for a long time. Nice colleagues, dedicated to their work and loyal. Good balance between work and private life, quite many recreational activities organised e.g. through company's sport clubs.

    Cons

    Very low employee rotation between different roles and functions, motivation and efficiency is not at its best. Company culture supposedly encourages open feedback, reality is that you are better off by keeping your mouth shut. Old-fashioned working policies (e.g. teleworking not allowed). Inefficient HR. Low training and career progression possibilities. Rigid and slow decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your current employees, invest in them. More emphasis on different career paths. It cannot be efficient if the same person has been in the same role for over 10 years!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very secretive management, poor communication with teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vaisala full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Competitive compensation package
    Offers paid training
    Good HR policies, benefits package etc.

    Cons

    Very euro-centric attitude - different treatment of non-Finns despite being a global company
    Secretive management, poor communication with teams
    Management has numerous initiatives to appear being attentive to their employees but do not demonstrate much regard to their thoughts or ideas
    "Vaisala values" are mainly corporate greenwashing and not really followed in practice
    Must tow the line to have any chance for opportunities/advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more closely to employee's concerns. Improve communication among teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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