Vistage International
3.8 of 5 31 reviews
www.vistage.com San Diego, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Vistage International CEO Leon Shapiro

Leon Shapiro

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Becoming a Vistage Chairman is a great opportunity

VISTAGE Chairman (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsVISTAGE provides everything you need to run a successful business

ConsDifficult to launch a group without access to a large network

Advice to Senior ManagementPick chairs with business development experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great all around organization!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vistage International full-time for more than a year

ProsThe work that we do actually has a tremendous positive impact on everyone involved from the employee's, to the Chairs through the members, which feels great if you are purpose driven and want to be proud of what your employer does for the greater community.

ConsNone. Maybe I am easy to please but Vistage has been nothing less than great to me, I love this place.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps I'm easy to work with and in a great department, so all of my supervisors have been a true pleasure and have become people I can enjoy time with in and outside of work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, good culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International full-time for more than a year

ProsAlthough Vistage is not well known around the world, because we are unique in what we do. It is the best company I have worked so far. People here are really great, sure there's always politics, and interest of conflict, but Vistage encourage people, respect people. I have great work and life balance here. The company also have great training program and fun activity for their employees, such as annual picnic in the summer, annual christmas party, Del Mar race track and etc. I feel easy and comfortable come to work everyday and have been happy for the past 2 years I worked here.

ConsA unique industry sometimes it's hard to explain to other people. Opportunity to learn is limited as the company is small.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the great work and culture!! Continue value your employees like you do now. Create a more dynamic business segment in which we can thrive in a long run.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing culture and a firm of true believers.

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I have been working at Vistage International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStrong culture. Open t innovation. Belief in Devlopment of Everyone. Promotes from within. The services offered truly change lives n a positive way.

ConsPeople are stretched hard. Collaborative culture to a fault. Sometimes tough to get a green light.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Heavy Email Culture, quaint workplace environment

Manager (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGo-getters stand out like a sore thumb
HR team does a fabulous job of assessing individual strengths and providing top leadership resources to learn; Transitions into other careers are rare though.

ConsSince primary communication method more people are included on email chains than necessary
Although $2000 tuition reimbursement is available, some skills and certification courses not paid for by the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The most meaningful chapter in my Book called Life.

Group Chairman (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Vistage International

ProsThe Vistage culture focuses on personal growth and discovery which is very important to me. I am mentoring the both young and old business leaders which demands more of me as I assist the cross-section of America's small to mid size business leaders.

ConsThe mission statement requires (at least to me) that I am responsible for creating a safe, honest and rich meeting enviroment month after month and year after year. Having 14 to 18 business owners, presidents and CEOs in the moment both in body and mind takes a lot of effort on my part. One-to-one coaching sessions are very meaningful to the members because they see me as their accountability coach.

Advice to Senior Management1. Keep focousing on enriching the experience for our members and 2. Look for the tipping point that will explode our brand as a leading indicator for business success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company that promotes employee development and excellence

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International

ProsVistage promotes employee development with trainings, book club, etc.

ConsThe work can be very fast paced.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I wish I knew about Vistage earlier in my career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International

ProsI've been at other companies that say that they value work/life balance, and then completely disregard that when times were busy. Vistage truly places an importance on making sure employees are happy and not overworked.

ConsThe pay is a little less than other places I have worked. But when you take everything else into account, it is a very minor complaint.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vistage will push you to the next level. Bright peers, incredible personal and career development!

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San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International

ProsThe status quo at Vistage is overachieving, but in a good way. We've consistently grown 15%, 8%, and 8% in the last three years. You can't ask for better performance and stability.

The norm for employees is to get your MBA at night. You can learn from virtually any of your peers because they are so bright and collaborative. Essentially Vistage is in the business of providing professional development to CEOs, business owners, and executives, so they expect world class customer service and performance from their employees. If you can deliver, the rewards are amazing, not just in compensation but in personal and career development.

Just named one of the TOP 125 training companies in the WORLD by Training Magazine, the opportunity to learn and grow yourself professionally is unparalleled. They leverage what they provide their members for their employees. The amount of revenue they spend in developing their employees and their business coaches is quite rare but it allows them to provide the very best in what's current and new.

The On-boarding of new employees is world class. Not only do you get a nice welcome basket, but you also get assigned a PAL, a buddy from another department to take you to lunch and help navigate your first couple months. You also have the chance to meet with every single department on your first day, so by day two, you already have a bunch of friends and familiar faces.

Overall, I am proud to work for Vistage and intend to have a long career with the company.

ConsThere is a lot of change, but you have to realize that it's good change. Everyday we have CEOs and C-level executives discussing in groups how best to deal with the economy and how to thrive in the new normal. So wouldn't it make sense that Vistage would leverage this knowledge and make changes to anticipate and stay ahead of the market trends?

You have to roll with the punches. If you do, you'll realize you're a better person and professional because of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership at Vistage knows what they're doing. Sometimes there can be a disconnect between headquarters and the Business Coaches in the field, but overall we're in it together.

Most of us work at Vistage because we believe in our mission. We believe that if we can help leaders and CEOs of companies, we can make a difference. If a CEO is happy and able to grow his/her company, he/she is providing jobs and essentially driving the economy.

Some people say we're a little company that thinks we're solving world hunger. I say, what's wrong with that? We believe in what we do and we're passionate about it. That's a good reason to come to work everyday.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work for professional growth

HQ Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International

Pros- For someone starting out in their career it's a great learning environment; surrounded by CEO's, talented staff and seasoned professionals.
- Work environment pushes each employee to do their best.
- Great benefits and friendly co-workers.
- Can really see the benefits of Vistage when I talk to Members or Chairs... If I had my own business I would join Vistage because I can truly see it help CEOs with problems they might be having in their company or just to grow as individuals.

Cons- Ideas have to go through multiple levels to be put into action. If you're a creative or innovative individual, you have to be patient to see you're ideas be utilized.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to get to know all of your employees- knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your employees will go a long way and help to create new innovative ideas. By focusing on the strengths of your employees you will help feed innovation and creativity because employees will enjoy the tasks they are given and try to excel at their performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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