Varolii Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work, lots of smart people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varolii

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with

    Cons

    Resource allocation is not very effient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employee is more important.

  2.  

    Good Company Overall

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

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

    Pros

    Positive vibe, happy people, decent pay, and good benefits. I genuinely enjoyed my time at this company and still maintain friendships with many of my ex-coworkers.

    Cons

    Questionable management decisions (at the time I was working there). For example, when I started, everyone had a laptop. But they decided to phase laptops out in favor of old-school desktop PCs. Being tethered to the office goes against their values of work/life balance. Hopefully this has changed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Technical Support Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Causal dress code, great co-workers, excellent benefits, transit subsidy. The tech support role required on site presence, however many developers and project managers were allowed to telecommute at times. Great downtown location in a historic building, and close to lots of restaurants. Very little micro management, and mostly supportive managers who were ready and willing to offer assistance when needed.

    Cons

    Varolli is an SAAS company offering a great service, however the UNIX / SQL core software is quite complex and the code base is somewhat antiquated with only a few menu systems to work with. Most interactions with the application are performed using SQL statements and limited UNIX command line instructions. A lot of tribal knowledge, but they were working on adding knowledge base articles at the time I was there. Still - not enough information in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a greater depth of training to both new and current employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good team members, but lest work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Varolii full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice to have good teamwork, benefits package is in average compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Less work to do, and not in proper management for stuffs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great employees... poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great experience because they are consistently going thru change.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value of your employees. This company would not be where it is today without each and everyone of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun while it lasted

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varolii

    Pros

    The culture was great and the people were helpful

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

  8.  

    Anonymous Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Liberal PTO policy
    Health benefits are good
    Fair amount of company activities
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    No professional growth
    Lagging behind competitors in some areas
    Under funding projects and under estimating projects final cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t try to offer exactly what the customer ask for, instead listen to them and come up with solutions to their challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cool technology with a wide range of customers, but too slow to react to market trends

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

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

    Pros

    - Interesting products and technology
    - Burlington office owns entire side of major product line (other side handled by headquarters in WA)
    - Autonomous office feel
    - Good work/life balance
    - Working from home accepted, though almost to a fault

    Cons

    - Engineering/Product Management has tough time meeting deadlines
    - Deliverable promises regularly delayed
    - Lagging behind competitors in mobile marketplace
    - Rely too heavily on homegrown scripting languages (though slowly moving to Ruby)
    - No defined plan for professional growth
    - Office is so empty so often due to amount of work-from-homers, leaves kind of an eery feeling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the customer be the leader and you the follower. Take control and direct the company to sustained profitability and growth by closely monitoring the market and building the technology to grab it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has great future potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Varolii

    Pros

    Flexible Work Environment; Great downtown location and company pays 100% for bus pass. People are friendly and passionate about what they do. Senior management is engaged and are striving to do the right thing. Currently we have some new senior managers who show tremendous promise for getting Varolii back on track.

    Cons

    We have a very poor bonus system and currently no money to improve it. Our sales cycle takes a long time for revenue to generate, which is part of our problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work together and strive for a common goal. Don't forget to listen to the rank and file and offer opportunities for growth and advancement whenever possible.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great group of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Varolii

    Pros

    Great group of talented, friendly people. Good environment - collaborative, good work/life balance for most positions, exciting technology, mid size company

    Cons

    Company hasn't had much growth so the growth opportunities for employees has been somewhat limited over the past few years, but anticipate that will change over the next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open communication and let employees know status of projects, roadmap etc. Continue to be open and straight forward - it goes a long way.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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