DynaVox

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DynaVox Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
19 Reviews
2.4
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    unwilling to change to meet challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    are able to change the lives of customers.

    Cons

    no longer looking out for the customer, unwilling to take the challenges to truly improve lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at what is needed to continue existing 5 years from now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great field to work in. Executive team needs a wake up call.

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

    I worked at DynaVox

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    You could do worse...or better

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

    I worked at DynaVox

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox full-time

    Pros

    Doing work that matters to folks who need the assistance.

    Cons

    company and products are not competitive long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build something in less than 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DynaVox

    Pros

    Compensation was good, research and development was good.

    Cons

    Poor communication amongst leadership and no extra support.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DynaVox

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior management seems indifferent to the company and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over Promise, Under Deliver

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at DynaVox

    Pros

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

    Company continues to make strides in a difficult industry.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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