EnvisionWare

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EnvisionWare Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EnvisionWare full-time

    Pros

    Great group of employees and casual work environment. Departments work well with each other-very friendly and eclectic group. Upper management is approachable.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and people go YEARS without pay raises. Plans are wonderfully conceived, but sometimes poorly executed. (This is being addressed) Turn over is on the rise and this is disconcerting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have the potential to be the best in the industry. The foundation is there, but morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What a shame. A once-wonderful company slowly spinning around the drain.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnvisionWare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers at the non-management level (and a few of the management level). Nice, conveniently located offices. Casual dress.

    Cons

    Leadership is very lacking as the C-level executives are rarely in the office. There are little to no established processes for anything and the processes that are there change frequently. End user technology is old and rarely upgraded (still have users running Windows XP). Employee morale is in the tank. Other reviews here mention "overworked and underpaid" and this continues to be true. I went for 7 years without a raise or review and was made to feel very small for eventually asking (quote: "cost of living increases don't exist.")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take care of your people. They're breaking their backs for you and you don't even pretend to appreciate it. It's hard for anyone to take you seriously when you're never around.

    The CEO is genuinely passionate about the business and the industry. Unfortunately I think he's isolated from the day-to-day problems happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't ask for a raise because you will never get one.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at EnvisionWare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Works with your schedule easily.

    Cons

    Poor upper management with a lack of respect for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real management to actually go to back for the rest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Their heart is in the right place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnvisionWare

    Pros

    Care about their customers. Owners are very dedicated to the business and the industry.

    Cons

    While service is paramount, it comes at the expense of caring for the employees. Communication breakdowns are common, and create tension between groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underpaid--Use as a brief stepping stone only and then leave.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at EnvisionWare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are friendly from a distance, casual attire, and casual environment. Good place for people with no experience to come and gain experience to a degree.

    Cons

    Most employees are not paid their worth, most if not all are expected to go above and beyond despite the low pay, no bonus, raises are far and in between, employees have gone 4 years or more without a raise, owner plays favorites, employee work effort is very high, mgmt effort is very low, no leadership, guidance, or advancement. No room for growth. Many people hired and many people fired and many quit. Benefits package is not favorable. Hint...even the CEO left the company a year ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what leadership is and what it means to lead someone. Prepare an environment for your people that helps them advance and grow and become more of an asset to the company and themselves. Stop only thinking of yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great learning experience, but watch your back!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Support in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Software Support in Duluth, GA

    I worked at EnvisionWare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned new time and print management software, great holiday get togethers.

    Cons

    Too many hours and not enough pay when you are salary. Compensation was low and no pay raise after 12 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to every side before making any decision on termination.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has a long way to go before becoming a company worth working for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA

    I worked at EnvisionWare

    Pros

    Peers where great to work with.

    Cons

    Dated Technology
    No forward thinking
    Micro-managed excessively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust people to perform their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    EnvisionWare is a nice company to work for in order to get real world experience in the software development game.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EnvisionWare

    Pros

    Small team to work with so you are able to get involved in many aspects pf the product. The small team allows you to get experience with many different areas and processes involved in software development.

    Cons

    Typical small company issues involving not many opportunities for major advancement. Type of problems where in order to get a promotion you have to wait until someone quit, was fired, or reassigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to allow the engineers to have a little more freedom in the development process. Attempt new technologies and new processes when new projects arise. Harness the wide array of knowledge from your engineers and give them guidance with your knowledge of the library industry to help them shape and craft the products.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stepping stone, not a family oriented company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnvisionWare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    EnvisionWare offers an opportunity for learning. It’s a great start for beginners in the tech field. There are some good seasoned people there that are sincere, they make an effort to move things forward and they will help build you up. The customers are 95% great; there are always some bad eggs. Working in the library community is nice; most people you encounter in this field are educated and are fairly reasonable to work with. It’s a fast paced environment (if you like that sort of thing). The office is very nice; plenty of space and it’s clean. You get a free lunch on your first day, and sometimes snacks are provided. There is an unlimited supply of K cups; parking is close to the office. The work area is comfortable, desks and chairs are typically kept in good shape.

    Cons

    Employee retention is not good; this puts an extra burden on the seasoned people. EnvisionWare is not a family oriented company; you may find yourself working nights and weekends with no extra compensation. The health insurance is expensive for families, coverage is subpar and insurance contributions from the company are low. You have to ask for a raise, they don't give regular raises. Your vacation and sick time are in a PTO bucket, (even for salaried employees), you have to use sick time for regular medical visits. Advancement is closely tied to others leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate PTO. Give benefits that make people want to stay for a long time. Respect family time, "The library is not NASA, it will be there tomorrow" (That was a quote from a librarian). Don't claim to be a family; it’s insulting because it’s not true. Don't be the jack of all trades (in the library sense) because you are the master of none (Make few things and make them well). Don't make people ask for raises; give them on a yearly basis. Compensate people for working nights and weekends or allow them extra days off. Add merit based cash bonuses into your budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EnvisionWare

    Pros

    The only good thing was their customers. Working with librarians and IT administrators was a real pleasure

    Cons

    Upper management: educational and experience requirements were less than that of those who worked under them. Owners are easily swayed by gossip rather than knowing the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some educated and experienced management who are confident in themselves and appreciate workers that make their jobs easier and better. Hire management you can trust and who practice ethical and legal activity

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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