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Changing management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Vertafore full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

work life balance is good.

Cons

executives are constantly being fired. the company does not invest in the long term. expenses are constantly being managed so the company can eventually be sold.

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    Disappointing at best

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Vertafore full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Best software for an industry that has a paucity of other viable software vendors. Many wonderful people. Great campus with walking trail. If you are sycophantic, you can go far in the company.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Extremely siloed departments within the company. Mostly due to Vertafore being built by acquisition. Management communication and leadership is sub par at best. Management mantra is "Do what your boss tells you, change your boss' mind, or go get another job." Sales, in general, is high pressure, but it doesn't have to be hostile to achieve results.

    Advice to Management

    Realize you can have good results with bad management, but great results are best achieved through teamwork and encouragement.


  2. Helpful (4)

    I really like it, but I also keep me resume current

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Vertafore full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good medium-large sized company with solid financials - Good (though not exceptional) work environment (between RIFs and re-orgs) - Good products, but room for improvement means opportunities abound. - High achievers can do well. - Competitive salaries and decent benefits

    Cons

    - Management turn-over is an issue. Having multiple new managers every year is no fun and wears you out. - Layoffs are inexplicable, random and far too frequent for a company this profitable. Most companies cut from the bottom 10% of performers. At Vertafore, its a crap shoot. You can get a performance bonus one week and a pink slip the next. You never know when or where the ax will fall, or how to avoid getting cut. Morale drops with each unexplained reduction. Speaking for myself, I do not feel secure in my job here despite consistently high performance reviews. - Multiple reductions without back-filling roles means that many are performing parts of multiple jobs and chronically overworked. - Internal promotion happens, but too infrequently. As with most companies, you usually have to leave to get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    I actually really like most of the current management and think they are genuinely good, smart people. They're not perfect, as evidenced by the cons I mention above, but they are also moving the company in a very positive, interesting strategic direction. My advice would be to do a better, more proactive job of communicating honestly the what and why around the frequent changes (better yet, reduce them). Your silence allows the rumor mill to become the single source of information for the company, and I must say, the rumors aren't flattering.


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