DynaVox Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    I worked at DynaVox

    Pros

    Broad Technology mix if you are a techie, Hardware, application development and web development so you have your pick of projects

    Cons

    Financial struggles because of a changing market led to poor management decisions and high turnover.

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    Formerly good company, products, and people but must return to former self to survive.

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products that can really serve the non-verbal population with a means of communication. You can really make a difference in someone"s life.

    Cons

    Poor management at the top made poor decisions. Tripled sales force in less than 2 years and revenue plummeted. Took company public and stock went from $18 to around 10 cents in less than3 years (DVOX). Ran off most dedicated, experienced employees. Treated all with mis-trust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to serving the client and respecting the good workers and the numbers witll begin to take care of themselves. You ways of high control and greed have not worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A wonderful company destroyed by a Board that is asleep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox

    Pros

    The products truly help people. Some staff nice.

    Cons

    All decisions are made by the CEO. Managers are not provided with the proper information to complete their jobs. They CANNOT seem to successfully develop new products. What should be fast releases take years and are filled with bugs. And the culture (starting from the top) is horrendous. There is a climate of fear and mistrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors: step up to your responsibilities. The company has lost almost all value yet you seem to do NOTHING. You and the CEO have destroyed a wonderful company. (Just check the stock price!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good experience working here so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    offers career opportunities of employees

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are not great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a great job

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product that is really needed. Your customers truly appreciate your time and effort.

    Cons

    The management of the company has no idea what makes DynaVox better. They act like it is the software but it used to be the level of support we provided. Now that most of the experienced reps have left there is no reason for a customer to choose DynaVox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and take an honest look at your marketplace when you set commissions and quotas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    money>patients

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    Former Employee - Funding Consultant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Funding Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    relaxed environment, great coworkers committed to teamwork, decent pay,

    Cons

    mandatory overtime, poor business practices, don't adequately adhere to HIPAA laws, expensive benefits, laid off employees (me), inconsistent expectations of employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the patients are more important than your deadlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A company that cares

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The products produced are meaninful and rewarding to be a part of

    Cons

    Can be a really fast paced eviroment to meet deadline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    refocus on product line

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Doesn't care about its employees or customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It used to be a great company to work for - wonderful products that met a need, smart people, forward looking product plan. Now management is only concerned about the bottom line.

    Cons

    Since the company went public, it's gone downhill very rapidly. Salaries are not competitive; there seems to be absolutely no interest in keeping their employees or customers. and morale is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making an effort to develop new products, but support your customers and make an effort to appease your disgruntled employeesl

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Product, Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowing that disabled children (especially) are (often) being given their first opportunity to communicate clearly with their parents. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    Stark lack of leadership at all levels. Distinct lack of vision, products are being undercut steeply by competition that just a few years ago didn't seem to exist. Employee morale not even taken into consideration. Interdepartmental communication is functionally nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TALK to your employees. MORALE really does mean something in the workplace. It's HUGE, actually, but start with baby steps...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very pleasant and an immense learning experience

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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    freedom to work,and lots of help from peers

    Cons

    nothing that i could see while i was working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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