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Helpful (6)

I hope to be here a long time...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Vistage International

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company has been around a long time but they are just now starting to grow beyond their initial model. The management is open to change and growth and it has been really great about communicating the future plans. The level of interaction with the Chair community, the partners and the members has grown exponentially in just the last couple of months with the addition of a private social network for everyone to work in. I would highly recommend Vistage for anyone interested in a great place to work.

Cons

There was recently some shift in the corporate structure that could have been handled better. The need to change was there but it left some residual unease amongst employees. Little by little management has been working to alleviate the worries but with these kind of things it just takes time. The company also needs to work on being communicating directly with members to find out what they want rather than waiting for the Chair community to pass on the message on behalf of members. The Chairs tend to change the message to suit themselves and what gets delivered isn't in the best interest of the member, who is the life blood of the company.

Advice to Management

Be more available

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  1. Long hours and lot's of "face-time" expected. Lot's of turnover, especially senior management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Vistage International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and titles are decent. Purpose of the work is noble. Most Chairs are great. Great work location in class A building. Many hard working employees. Good openness about financials with employees.

    Cons

    Expectations of long work hours (face time) has grown in recent years. New York style of work (whatever that means) has been included as part of the screening process for new employees. Business is not scalable in current format. Too dependent on Chairs for sales.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and dignity. Retain the goodwill of people as they depart the company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Practice what you preach!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Vistage International

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation of the organization is good, the name is reasonably well respected in the market. Educational programs are good to excellent. Chair community is truly a gift to the world. Very unselfish, sharing, caring, dedicated group of individuals. Resource speakers are excellent. HQ administrative assistance to chairs is good. If you've made your number, it's a wonderful way to stay involved and contribute and make some good money.

    Cons

    Economic model benefits the company more than the chair. Virtually no effective sales support after starting the initial group. Chair community is more a set of competitors than collaborators and the economic model supports that process. The online presence has gone downhill in the last two years.

    Advice to Management

    There is tons of competition out there and we need to be more effective at attracting and retaining members for the chairs who've been successful.

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