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Great people and products. Processes way too cumbersome for the company to be agile.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO

I worked at Vaisala

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Vaisala Louisville is an engineering outpost of the mother company in Finland. As a separate entity, this location's people are very close and work well together. They take pride in their products and are very knowledgeable in a broad range of applications.

Cons

Communication between groups in the U.S. and Finland are difficult until personal on-on-one relationships are built - impossible when travel is frozen. Many VERY complex processes (established in Finland) to get things done makes even the smallest product change take far too much time and too many peoples' efforts. Major organizational changes have helped some projects, but crippled others. Product line maybe getting TOO diverse?

Advice to Management

Simplify the processes. Allow U.S. engineering some autonomy in their product development. Not every product needs to meet world-wide features/desires/requirements. Potentially run with a smaller subset of the product line, but tuned to U.S. markets?

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  1. Technical support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaisala

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay, good location

    Cons

    Bad hours, disorganised, no room for promotion

  2. Terrible management, training, company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vaisala

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits. Decent company events like christmas party, summer b b q, lunches in the office. That is all there is.

    Cons

    Expect to be improperly trained then blamed for resulting problems. Management is secretive, poorly trained; hang around long enough and you could be a manager. No development opportunities. No recognition for hard work. Incredibly slow moving. Not interested in your ideas. Treat you like a non-human number. "Vaisala values" seem to only apply to low level employees every other decision is profit driven. Have to count on management for bonuses aka don't usually get a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Don't seem willing to enact enormous change that is needed.

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