DynaVox Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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  1. A company that cares

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    refocus on product line


  2. A once-great to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Satisfying work. Most of the people there were good. it was a fun place to start my career.

    Cons

    Tough market conditions and poor choices/direction from upper management led to some noticeable belt tightening. Compensation and benefits not as competitive as it once was.


  3. Casual Environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    Not 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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  5. Great company, great field to work in. Executive team needs a wake up call.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Make 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?


  6. good experience working here so far

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    offers career opportunities of employees

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are not great


  7. Helpful (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.


  8. Very far from what the company says it does.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable colleagues who really care about the people who use DynaVox products. Excellent opportunities for collaboration with other departments.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication from management--even less senior managers. Employees have no direction--or the direction changes every few days and what you had been working on never sees the light of day. When a decision is made by management it is often inexpiable. Office environment is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Treat your employees better if you want to retain some REALLY good people.


  9. Fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation was good, research and development was good.

    Cons

    Poor communication amongst leadership and no extra support.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineering

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

    I worked at DynaVox full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Doing work that matters to folks who need the assistance.

    Cons

    company and products are not competitive long term.

    Advice to Management

    Build something in less than 3 years.


  11. Helpful (2)

    You could do worse...or better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at DynaVox

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Place 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.

    Cons

    Loaded 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 Management

    Give 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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