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A typical very dynamic start-up environment

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Current Employee - Release Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Release Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at VSS Monitoring

Pros

Very good people. Small closely knit team. Nice working atmosphere. Complete freedom to make decisions regarding your work. If you are self-motivated you can do a lot to improve your skills and try new technologies here.

Cons

Not a very challenging job, but it is only for me. Management is stingy when it comes to buying new equipment or upgrading the office. Virtually no benefits or perks. Working from home is not looked kindly at.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They definitely don't need my advice. The way things go means that the management does many things right. I would just ask for more order in Engineering, but not everybody agrees with it.

Recommends
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    Was once a great technology with lots of possibilities. Poor quality and even poorer management is all that's left.

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Once a leader in technology and a company with lots of energy and promise.

    Cons

    Today a new churn of crop try hard to make something sound good but the bottom line is the technology is confusing for everyone especially the end user and most employees. The koolaid is strong for the new and nieve but the truth surfaces and the fog clears when you receive your first commission check. It's a scam with no responability. The lucky few who make any money benefit from all the cherry picking. The now President and cronies Lure you in with talk and hype but nothing changes..no matter how many VPs and Directors they churn through. What a waste of something great. Maybe Danahur will turn thing around...but at what cost?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck...Your either next on the chopping block or your enjoying the view from the safe secure top. While all your hard working quiet employees continue to wonder how this company makes any money and stays open another quarter.

  2.  

    Not thrilling, but nice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VSS Monitoring

    Pros

    This technology is truly in demand: the products are selling and the company is growing.
    Products are easy and you will be up and running in less than a quarter.
    Good office location - easy for commuters.
    Most people are great!

    Cons

    Communication is the worst. You try to contact people and you find out they already left. Turnover is high, especially in exec/sales roles (some reviewers here say they made no money, but I hear some 25 yr old kid there consistently pulling in $20K commission checks, so it is not all that bad!)
    People burn out easily. Benefits are decent, but far off from being great.
    You WILL BE periodically micro-managed all the way from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For your own sake, you are on the right track, but if you don't take care of people below you, you will be all by yourselves there.

    Doesn't Recommend
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