VFA Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard work is always rewarded.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Access to lifestyle perks due to location of office.

    Cons

    Commute if living in suburbs

  2.  

    Travel Opportunities and Good Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Assesor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Facility Assesor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Work remotely on own schedule. International travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines without flexibility. No compensation for working extended hours. No compensation for weekend travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with remote employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    fast pace challenging environment for us

    Cons

    Hierarchy is not well established.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OK if you can play the internal politics game.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at VFA full-time

    Pros

    Good location, Some very talented people

    Cons

    Management seems more concerned with achieving their bonus goals than improving the business and their bonuses are not designed to improve the company, Lots of in fighting, Departments are pitted against each other, No career advancement, besides developers and engineers, below market salaries, no reimbursement for trade certifications or education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your product is your people, pay more attention to them and find a buyer soon while you're still worth something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    NOt A Bad Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Consultant
    Former Employee - Facilities Consultant

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

    Pros

    Travel and good work, Flexiable work enviorment

    Cons

    Pay is somewhat low, low to nonexistant bonus structure. Doing more with less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to a larges company with more resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok employment experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VFA

    Pros

    Lots of wonderful people who work there

    Cons

    A lot of tension between the different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Miserable place populated by B players.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working in Boston is great.

    Cons

    Company is full of B players, beginning with the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Nice people, no growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA

    I have been working at VFA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location, nice people, environment is ok

    Cons

    No growth opportunites, lower than average pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to try and keep employees happy by giving bonuses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good Company, Great space.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    * Great people
    * Well respected products
    * Leader in the industry
    * Innovative products
    * Very approachable CEO. Values your opinion.

    Cons

    * Continue to promote outdated products
    * no 401K matching

    Recommends

    VFA Response

    Mar 18, 2013

    Correction: The 401(k) Plan does has a matching componant to it. The annual employer match is discretionary and it is funded once per year, if approved. In my 6+ years with the firm, the match has ... More

  11.  

    Good Place to work with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at VFA

    Pros

    Nice people to work with .. great team and opportunities to work with nice technology

    Cons

    Product and sales seem to be the main issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up improving

    Recommends

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