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VMS Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very friendly working environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    Very free to employ any new technology you want for RFC. A very lay-back working environment as long as you get the work done in a reasonable time.

    Cons

    Need more leadership. People work too independently with out leadership and that lead to fragmented code and design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smaller team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is out of business

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    Former Employee - Business Development Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    They had the industry-leading platform for monitoring competitive advertising...

    Cons

    ...but they fell apart because of mis-management, and for not keeping up with the times (their platform did not track digital advertising).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Not sure if growth is easy here.

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  5.  

    Overall not bad

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    Current Employee - Ad Identifier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Identifier in New York, NY

    Pros

    The hours were flexible and the work environment was not as toxic as you'd expect. Decent people and absorbing work all around. My manager on tje night shift was the best. Go Scott.

    Cons

    No mobility; you remain in the position in which you were hired. The pay wasn't great and the job ended way too soon. Company closed, I believe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish I'd had the opportunity to see the company enter a new era but it went out with the old rather suddenly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, bad company direction

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Was a great place to work at first, last few years there went bad, then company just up and died overnight. The work was very interesting and cutting edge. We had a great CIO.

    Cons

    It went belly up overnight and did not have any warning. The direction of the company was offset from reality of modern media demands. The executives and owners did not understand the technical side of the business enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't dump the company next time. Listen to employees more, less draconian methods of running things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Old company in the valley

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    nice area, helping people, NY stock exchange

    Cons

    Old building, not much career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good foundation, No Vision

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    Former Employee - Junior Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Account Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Knowledgeable colleagues who really know their industry and pride themselves on knowing what their clients want and need. Great technology and delivery of services. Good feedback from colleagues.

    Cons

    Zero vision for the future. Inability to compete on pricing. Lack of desire to promote from within and inability to keep promises for promotion from within. Bad management, particularly at the executive level. This is why the company failed after 35 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with young talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Company That Needs to See Writing on the Wall

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Working with clients (the ones that weren't overly needy) on a daily basis, helping them get the most out of tracking their media coverage nationwide.

    Cons

    Sometimes unreasonable expectations from management - mainly, the NYC headquarters - on sales goals for a particular month. Also, a general refusal by management to listen to input from those dealing with customers on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and listen to your staff in the various offices, as these are the people dealing with the bulk of VMS' clients on a daily basis. They're not the ones signing the big 'headliner' contracts, but without those clients, the company is headed for ruin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Interesting business, nice colleagues, great IT team, great location (Time Square)
    Company tried to transform itself rapidly, but unfortunately failed.

    Cons

    The company went under, so there are no more opportunities in this specific company, although many former employees now work for competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better strategy that would have enabled the company to survive would have helped. Perhaps management needed to be more reflective.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it was good

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    nice workplace and collegaues opportunity to grow and good salary package

    Cons

    company is not stable financially

    Disapproves of CEO

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