Vertical Communications

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Vertical Communications Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Vertical Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Enjoyable work culture, Interesting and fun coworkers, Exciting technology,
    Agile Software Development Process Methodology,

    Perks:
    Free Friday Donuts, Once a month Birthday celebrations,

    Cons

    Busy, Multitask, Minimal Downtime, Complex product = Infinite testing scenarios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks, Better benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A satisfying and stable company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Vertical Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Even though the company is long past being a start-up, some of the start-up mentality is still there. Namely, a self-starter can do well at Vertical and you can guide your direction in the company. If there's something that you want to do, no one will tell you no. No one works crazy hours any more, though no one slacks off. The current CEO (Peter Bailey) is trustworthy and confident. Overall, it's a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    If you need someone to micro-manage you, this is not the company for you. If you want to work on the latest cutting-edge technology instead of delivering a stable product that hundreds of thousands of people use every day, then you should be looking at a start-up. If you don't want to deal with "old code" and worry about breaking previous features, then you want to work on an unreleased product., not one that's been shipping for 15 or so years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has weathered the recession storm without too much pain, which is a comfortable place to be before the rebound. Employee communication in that area has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Vertical Communications

    Pros

    cool product, flexible hours, good atmosphere, employee retention is high, a lot of different technologies to learn all the time

    Cons

    compensation and workload do not correspond to each other, many people balancing several projects and responsibilities, multiple simultaneous everyday tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve sales for the company to thrive, invest in the employee training, more off-site company events and small perks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some of the finest people I know

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

    I worked at Vertical Communications full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and amazing products. Great co-workers who are very skilled.

    Cons

    Even though the product is cutting edge, it is reliant on older technologies such as Pots. It's also sensitive to the telecom cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Productize and fewer customizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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