VMTurbo Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Do you want a fast-track to building a career? Then look no further than VMTurbo!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to get recognized for your hard work is incredible. Being able to meet with the Executive board and the most influential members of the company are at your fingertips. VMTurbo has a very unique technology that differentiates from everything out on the market today. The people that work here are incredible. Not to mention the free beer on fridays and company lunches!!

    Cons

    If you don't like transparency and you need privacy to get your work done then it is not a place for you. Trust, Performance and Transparency are the principles that drive this company to where it is today.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at VMTurbo full-time

    Pros

    If you are a recent college grad, short of options, and would like to work in Copley Square...then why not?

    Cons

    The place is a chop shop. They churn through college grads like you would never believe. Got to get the "employee count" up and what better way to do so by hiring 10-12 BDRs every 2 weeks. The unspoken motto is quantity over quality, ie abusive cold calling from entry level to C-level stakeholders, bullying them into meetings, and much much more! Don't let the TVs, loud music, amazing office location, etc fool you, it's a mirage. If you can find a better, non Bain-backed company, then I would implore you to go that direction.

    Advice to Management

    Quantity will only get you so far. This isn't the 1990's, vicious cold-calling (150+/day) will not propel this powerful product to the top. Ironically, Velocity (inside sales) could turn into a bell-curve if you get blacklisted enough and offend too many of the wrong people. The solution is quality. One example: stop hiring large groups of college grad BDRs and throwing them on the phone after day 2-3. If you have to cherry-pick from EMC, like the VP of Training and top sales reps, then so be it, but it will not solve the deep-rooted problems.


  3. Good Work Environment, Good Opportunities, Good Workforce.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Valhalla, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work in latest technologies. Everyday is fun to work because I like technology and I am an Engineer. Work environment is very friendly young and productive. You would get exposed to doing thing your way and your ideas will be respected and thought upon. The managers and team leads are helpful and you get exposed to every thing thats happening in the company from tech to sales. You will get a chance to drive your project and you get responsible for it , innovate in it and also contribute to other projects. Salary is very competent with the market. Good general employee benefits. Its an open sea of choices ( which you make ) and opportunities within the company itself, and the area of virtualization and cloud computing needs no introduction as how hot it is in the tech market today.

    Cons

    If you are not motivated and self driven, this place is not for you. If you think you dont wanna change with the changing tech world as fast as it is, this place is definitely not for you. If you think you want/need to be spoon fed and always told what you should do , how you should do ( except the initial days ) , you might wanna think again. Its growing very fast and there are struggles in managing space and work co-ordinations , but it happens everywhere, here you get a chance to make these changes and participate in these changes. Valhalla location is not that great , against the new upcoming office in Manhattan. Due to the split of office location , it will cause the teams in the engineering to work from different locations , which does concerns me for now.

    Advice to Management

    Valhalla location is not that easy to relocate, especially for a fast growing headcount. White Plains would be better and convenient ( incl. parking ).


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  5. Great People and Culture!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture - it is inspiring to work surrounded by such motivated and passionate people everyday who love what they do and why they do it. Extreme growth - working for a company that is growing rapidly means lots of opportunities to grow individually in your career as well.

    Cons

    We move at a very fast pace and things change often - you have to really be able to roll with the punches and trust in management that every decision is made for the best of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency throughout the entire company! Everyone loves being informed and knowledgeable about the direction we are headed in because everyone cares.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Not Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMTurbo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    room for growth within the company, lots of young people

    Cons

    No real structure, no training program, no organization, just a messy place to work. Very long hours, you are expected to work at least 10 hours a day but most of the time it is around 11 or 12 hours a day. You are thrown right into the fire without any real training and if you dont succeed right away you are let go. Instead of investing time and training into the people they hire, they just hire a lot of them and hope a few work out and let go of the rest

    Advice to Management

    actually invest in training your employees, have reasonable expectations for them, and dont make them stay at the office for 12 hours a day


  7. Helpful (1)

    Low compensation compared to the amount of work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Valhalla, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMTurbo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a developer you get to work on vey interesting projects, very challenging and varied work. The team is incredible, you work on meaningful tasks and you really get to influence the final product. Management is open to comments, advice and feedback.

    Cons

    They demand a lot from developers. Yes, you can leave the office at 6 but usually are expected to work until later. Deadlines are very short and the compensation is low compared to the market. This used to be acceptable when it was a small startup company and had the advantages of such a company but now the development team is so big it doesn't feel like a startup anymore but the salaries haven't adjusted accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    A good word now and then goes a long way. If you pay better salaries you will be able to hire and retain better developers. There is a lot of talk of leaving from senior long time developers who stay out of loyalty alone. This is usually not a good recipe for success.


  8. BDR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -great environment -great coworkers, most of the employees at the company are under 40 -great perks

    Cons

    -long hours -very competitive atmosphere, your metrics are made clear to everyone -becomes monotonous -

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the BDR's you have than hiring as many as you can.


  9. Fast Paced, Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMTurbo full-time

    Pros

    They know that they have a great product and are building around that. The executive team is top notch and successful reps exemplify that hard work and persistence can really go a long way in the business world. Always trying to help you get better.

    Cons

    Fast paced learning curve where if you don't do the work outside of the office. Lots of cold calling and you're expected to work 11-12 hour days on the phone. High standards where if you're not meeting or exceeding expectations you won't be there for long.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the lines of communication and helping people understand exactly what is expected of them. Create some sort of learning portal where employees can go on and learn more about the industry, the players, etc. So when they come in with little knowledge of technology they will have a resource to help them achieve their goals.


  10. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The software is something out of this world and truly disruptive. VMT's growth is rapid and continuously fine tuning their company for the better. The environment is fun and friendly, with an open desk (bus) system. Everyone is available to help even up to the executive level. It requires hard work but if you are dedicated the fruition will come.

    Cons

    Very metric driven and maybe overwhelming at times. But more quantity will result in higher quality. Due to the rapid growth it may be difficult to navigate and remember everyone but all in all not many negatives!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. VMT Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities specifically for the technology industry. Company culture is fantastic with a true team feeling while mitigating internal competition.

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth, the company seems unorganized with new talent. Revert to outdated strategies in on boarding new clients. Difficult industry to sell in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop training programs for BDR's and SDR's. Redefine certain metrics based upon changing sales force



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