3VR

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3VR Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience, but management could use some coaching

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at 3VR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    3VR has a solid product, but a lack of knowledge amongst the executive team is hindering the company from growing. To many individuals wanting to be heros and not enough combined efforts.
    Pay is inline with similar companies, but get ready to put your hours in....
    The company could seriously use a shakeup, otherwise they are bound to flop or go up for sale.

    Cons

    Marketing is clueless and does not understand the market/industry
    Product has many flaws, but due to a lack of resources we were pushed to focus on new releases
    Too many egos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage in team building events so that that the friction is not clearly visible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology and engineering/marketing talent; atrociously poor executive leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Pay is above average
    - Great location in SOMA
    - The technology is interesting and has room to grow
    - Some great talent in engineering, sales and marketing
    - Despite the company's age, still a start-up feel

    Cons

    - There is absolutely no semblance of executive leadership - or any leadership at all, for that matter.
    - Despite being an office of less than 50 people at any given day, in a relatively small space, you will feel disconnected, especially from the e-staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your CEO and breathe new life into this company; that guy has no vision and during my tenure there showed no indication that he cared about his employees or the success of the company. He may have an impressive background, but it's not rooted in the security industry, period. The wrong people from the wrong industries were constantly hired into positions of leadership instead of looking inward at others that could have excelled in those roles, whom ended up just leaving an obviously-sinking ship.

    Turnover was constant; the most skilled developers were replaced by outsourced work and average-at-best talent. 3VR had the opportunity to be the, "Google of searchable face rec technology" but instead threw away millions of funding due to a lack of understanding of the security space and its competitors, and then over-extending its resources by fragmenting its software focus and alienating their customer base. It's a shame that the inner circle of board members never stepped up to the plate and gave this company the leadership that it deserved years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible CEO. No vision. Poor work ethic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at 3VR (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great passionate people in engineering, marketing and sales teams.
    Technology is strong

    Cons

    No vision.
    No executive courage.
    Executives don't care about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company was good at one point but now lacks clear direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3VR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people still work here

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from most of the company and unclear as to what people should be doing. It is very unclear as what priorities should be...this has been happening for the past several years. Leadership does not properly empower its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees -- good or bad. Elevate/promote those who are dedicated and from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Eh, it was ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at 3VR

    Pros

    3VR has a sexy product and it's fun to work on spy stuff. The work life balance is pretty supportive. The executives are out of the office a lot, and you can kind of work flexible hours.

    Cons

    The company isn't growing that fast, and they seem to get in their way a lot. The product has issues, and it affects customer satisfaction pretty heavily. The atmosphere is silly kinds of political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys just don't seem to get along that well or make decisions well together. The management style is pretty passive aggressive, and people don't really look up to you as leaders. Knock off the infighting and get your crap together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    3VR has been a fantastic work experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at 3VR

    Pros

    Great coworkers - a very fun group, really solid people. The company has been very successful, with sustained revenue growth. This has created great opportunities for employees to grow and expand their contributions.

    Cons

    3VR is currently (early 2011) in a transition period to becoming a bigger company - maintaining employee alignment and continual process improvement, while keeping some of the best aspects of a small company feel, is critical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    3VR management is doing an excellent job of getting the company and each individual organization with the company strategically aligned, which makes this an exciting time for 3VR.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's good to be a salesman at 3VR

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at 3VR

    Pros

    They pay a lot of money and the work is not that hard. You get a good expense account and fly all over.

    Cons

    There are no downsides. Really. Maybe make it even more fun and cool. Mr. Obama sought to distinguish between the need to run what is likely to be record-setting deficits for several years and the necessity to begin bringing them down markedly in subsequent years. Even as he prepares a stimulus plan that is expected to total nearly $800 billion in new spending and tax cuts over the next two years, he said he would make sure the money was wisely spent, and he pledged to work with Congress to enact spending controls and efficiency measures throughout the federal budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  9.  

    Best years of my career

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at 3VR full-time

    Pros

    Small, tight team doing good work. No bureaucracy or politics - freedom to do your job the way you see fit. All the tools required. Great location and work environment.

    Cons

    Many of the same downsides/upsides as other SoMA locations: big bullpen open work environment (love it or hate it). Expensive parking if you have to drive, partially subsidized by the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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