DynaVox
2.3 of 5 17 reviews
www.dynavoxtech.com Pittsburgh, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 14, 2014

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Michelle Heying Wilver

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23% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company, great field to work in. Executive team needs a wake up call.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at DynaVox

ProsThe best reason to work at DynaVox is the customers. Great to feel good about delivering the products into the customers that need it.

The people actually doing the work at DynaVox are what make the place tolerable.

ConsThe senior executives are clearly living in their own world. They are rarely in the office and when they are they are behind closed doors with each other.

Your safety in the organization is only safe if you stay on the good side of the top executives.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it into the office or the field with sales reps once in a while. Learn what it takes to do the different jobs and stop changing around the organization so much.

Take a look outside of the existing product offerings and get competitive. Why buy an expensive device if an iPad and some software can meet my needs?

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You could do worse...or better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at DynaVox

ProsPlace you feel good about working for and proud of what you do for customers. Focus seemed to be shifting more towards increasing profit rather than product quality, as emphasized by all veteran employees there.

ConsLoaded with very big egos, many of them unjustified. A little more professional management needs to pervade here, as many minor routine management tasks are overlooked or just plain skipped, such as performance reviews.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive routine performance assessments and routine professional progress assessments. You have employees who actually want to work there; help them continue feeling that way and help them more directly / tangibly develop. Don't let your huge ego get in the way of that.

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Software Engineering

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DynaVox full-time

ProsDoing work that matters to folks who need the assistance.

Conscompany and products are not competitive long term.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild something in less than 3 years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Casual Environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DynaVox

ProsIt was not a bad place to work at. I did some interesting mobile development work. The coworkers are generally friendly and the weather isn't bad.

ConsNot much of a fan of the city of Pittsburgh. Although the area is more about who you know as opposed the actual attractions there.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DynaVox

ProsCompensation was good, research and development was good.

ConsPoor communication amongst leadership and no extra support.

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Frustrating

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DynaVox

ProsYou can feel good about the product and services the company offers.

ConsSenior management seems indifferent to the company and staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Over Promise, Under Deliver

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at DynaVox

ProsStrong financial backing ensures competitive product development and strong presence in the market.

Company continues to make strides in a difficult industry.

ConsThere is a huge disconnect with what is happening in the field and senior management. There just isn't enough inside knowledge at the top. There is a lot of talent but senior management is suffering from insufficient experience in a very specialized industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should really spend more time in the field and understand the culture of their customers instead of focusing so much on the business of business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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