Vaisala

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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?

No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaisala as an intern

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, helpful coworkers and good salary

    Cons

    Still take time to have all documents in order

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Rigid and slightly old-fashioned company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Vantaa (Finland)
    Current Employee - Sales in Vantaa (Finland)

    I have been working at Vaisala full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a long history and traditions, majority of employees have been working there for a long time. Nice colleagues, dedicated to their work and loyal. Good balance between work and private life, quite many recreational activities organised e.g. through company's sport clubs.

    Cons

    Very low employee rotation between different roles and functions, motivation and efficiency is not at its best. Company culture supposedly encourages open feedback, reality is that you are better off by keeping your mouth shut. Old-fashioned working policies (e.g. teleworking not allowed). Inefficient HR. Low training and career progression possibilities. Rigid and slow decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your current employees, invest in them. More emphasis on different career paths. It cannot be efficient if the same person has been in the same role for over 10 years!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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