Valtech Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Employee

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

    I have been working at Valtech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, Talented Colleagues, Dedicated Management, Work Life Balance, Great Location and Office Space, Good and Caring People

    Cons

    Some growth pains - although same as any other scaling business

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great projects, interesting clients. Not your run-of-the-mill digital agency

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Valtech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestigious clients, training is encouraged and supported, ability to work from home. Overall a great experience as a software developer. It's a full service digital agency, so people from various horizons and background. Also, awesome cultural diversity. Lovely offices and good office culture

    Cons

    Benefits are not so good. There are quite a few irrelevant employees (as far as developers are concerned), which is never a good surprise when you end up working with them. Not so agile, clients run the show, setting the timeline and requirements from the start (although as we all know, it always changes).

  3. Helpful (3)

    Proceed with much caution

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Compatible salaries
    - Small, with room to grow and theoretical willingness to change
    - Great people

    Cons

    - French culture, mind-frame, perception - to understanding local business culture and expectations.
    - Terrible benefit package
    - Messy processes
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    Advice to Management

    Being nice on the surface just doesn't cut it - You have to LISTEN. The benefit package is horrible, perks are nonexistent, and personal growth-path is unclear.
    Be transparent about the company goals. It seems like you are currently focused on how to sell the NY business, not on how to grow the business & retain dedicated employees.

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  5. Growing Company with much to Offer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Valtech is just getting its roots in the US and is growing quickly. With that there is alot of opportunity to lay some groundwork in your career if that is something you are looking to get. Awesome big name brands as clients. Fantastic compensation and very attentive HR. Also a hip and modern work facility in Meatpacking.

    Cons

    All that comes with working for a "start-up" type company. Lots of room to improve on structure, however you get what you make out of it.

  6. Helpful (5)

    Agency grind house

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Valtech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some talented people and a few big client projects, but most of the good employees are leaving or actively looking for better opportunities and the projects are always severely understaffed.

    Cons

    Most employees here are less than a year with the company and on contract, high turnover. No 401K match, limited yet still expensive benefits for full-time employees (which do not kick in for 30-45 days depending on when you start and are forced to pay COBRA), poor vacation and holidays, no promotions or annual reviews, and an almost non-existent HR.

    Advice to Management

    You know what the problems are in the orgnisation yet you do nothing about it.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Growing Agency

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The technology talent working in the NY office is impressive. Everyone seems to be at the forefront of platform development. A great place to learn and grow, or lead if you have the chops for it

    Cons

    There is so much growth that the culture is new and learning. give it a few more months and the teams will find an identity

  8. Growing in the right direction

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

    I have been working at Valtech full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great potential with new wins and current client base
    cutting edge technology
    Great culture and work life balance. New Management really cares about the individual.

    Cons

    Nothing major that I can think of so far. More space and more talented people needed. As well as getting the name out in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding the right folks and focusing on the people.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Very disorganized with backward processes, poor benefits, no bonuses and no growth potential.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Valtech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some (although that number is going down fast) smart people that you can learn from. The NY office is in a cool location and if you live in the city, this is a convenient commute, not more than 5-10 minutes walk from major subway lines.

    The merger with the Texas based IT company Adea a few years ago has provided a little bit of financial stability.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke--very slow to respond to basic questions and concerns. Benefits keep getting trimmed.

    Serious lack of interesting work--the company is trying to be a digital agency and shake its IT consulting image, but it is quite a struggle to win clients because of our IT legacy and lack of creative skills.

    The management in NY is from Europe and they simply do not communicate well. For example, senior managers do not hold regular briefings to help you understand how you fit into the organizational goals--basic stuff.

    The lack of personal growth is a severe detriment--they are always in a budget crunch so forget about going to conferences or undertaking career development training.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Pay more attention to employee needs around benefits, personal growth. Invest in training and have team building events--quit worrying about your own (already generous) salaries when the employees get no bonuses. Communicate basic goals and how you hope to achieve them.

  10. Helpful (7)

    Depressing place to work; complete lack of creativity and energy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Valtech full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A place to chill and work on your resume as you find your next gig--the work has dried up so you'll have plenty of time.

    Cons

    Stuck in the 90s; absent HR and very poor communication from top leadership.
    Top people are leaving rapidly and it has been on death watch for three or four years now.
    It's not a digital agency and it's not a cutting edge IT shop--so what's the point here?
    Complete lack of energy at the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some visionaries and get rid of the non-performers. Communicate in a more transparent manner with employees and work harder to develop a more dynamic work culture.

  11. Helpful (9)

    Career growth is too less

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Valtech

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer moderate salary and benefits
    Technical consulting with sales exposure possibility

    Cons

    No communication between higher management and employees
    No better way of sharing the knowledge between people in different geography
    No processes for improving the work environment but processes to contend people
    Sales involvement with developers is too much
    Too demanding to deliver with out planning properly
    Unprofessional people are out there in all departments, especially sales, HR. They lie, they talk bad words and many more....

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have a proper strategy and planning to help everyone inside the company first before helping the customers

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