AVI Systems Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Structured, fast growing, exciting company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, consistent bonuses, ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    I could take time to complain about the small things that may occur on a daily basis, but you will find that overall, this company treats it's employees very well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Needs improvement!

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

    I worked at AVI Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee owned, great retirement plan pay is fair.

    Cons

    Male employees clearly receive favoritism when it comes to promotions. AVI is an "employee owned company" however employees have no say, all shots made by President many times single handed with no input from other executive management or employees. Decent bonus structure but raises are nonexistent. Corporate office employees seem to be favored.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are real owners and give them voting power. Don't give executive office emploees preferential treatment. Do more for the employees and less for yourself. Get control of the offices you have before buying more.


  3. Was great, but going downhill....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administration in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ESOP will be great at retirement, and pay is decent

    Cons

    No training. None. Favoritism to corporate office. No upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people. You need a training program. Stop saying we own this company. If I owned it, a lot of things would be better. I dont. I just have a great retirement plan.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Solid company

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

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, good people, good management, growing rapidly - advancment oppurtunities, nice ESOP stock program, 100% employee owned

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be a better

    Advice to Management

    Good people are hard to keep so make sure to pay them well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work if you get the right manager...

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

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Stock Options. Schedule flexibility. Nice new location.

    Cons

    Medical is the worst. 10k deduc. Only 80% covered after deduc met. Management has been with the company for awhile, are close-minded, have old fashion processes, are set in their ways, and don't promote growth or smarter more efficient processes. They don't listen to their employees. It's their way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open-minded. Implement innovation and LISTEN to your employees. Employees are more effective when they are heard and should enjoy coming to work and not only work for the ESOP/retirement benefit.


  7. Great work enviroment.

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

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Because we are an ESOP the best thing about AVI has always been the People. Everyone pulls together for the benefit of the customer.

    Cons

    Its hard to list any cons however for some people processes and procedures are perceived as rigid.When they are intended to keep the company strong.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Senior Project Manager, managing multiple projects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company lots of travel

    Cons

    Dealing with local management team

    Advice to Management

    Assure that company polices are being upheld for all employees, and check the management style or lack of in local offices


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician II
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician II

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. decent entry level pay.

    Cons

    very little pay increase without certifications and schooling.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I love coming to work each day --- for the past 40 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chairman in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Chairman in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at AVI Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company funded the ESOP which is now 100% owned by the employees. No loans or debt --- operates from cash. Company value has doubled in past three years. Very focused on customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Growing too fast. Communication could be better so the 400 plus employees in 17 locations know what is the vision for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and get hands around growth.


  11. Helpful (2)

    They're one of a kind.

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

    I worked at AVI Systems part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation and awesome benefits. The corporate culture established is one of a kind

    Cons

    At times, there can be hard to meet deadlines.



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