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Vermont Information Processing Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best tech company in VT

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

    I have been working at Vermont Information Processing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee owned, pay is good, hard work is recognized and rewarded, Childcare on-site, growing staff, gym on-site, profitable, convenient location, family culture, excellent benefits, new product development. VIP is the leader in providing software to help sell more beer.

    Cons

    Nothing to report here. Hours are normal. Sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot, but that shouldn't be an issue in the future with the new building and lot coming soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to have a job, but not a career

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, VT

    I worked at Vermont Information Processing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of hardworking people. Willingness to train. No college education or relevant experience required. On-site and affordable childcare. You can screw up pretty hard and not get fired.

    Cons

    While there are a lot of hardworking people, the people who don't perform stand out and still get to stay. Seniority and connections take precedence over anything else. Management doesn't care about anybody at the company for less than ten years. Must bring your own stationary because none is supplied. Hours quoted to customers for jobs are wildly inaccurate, as teams report what management wants to hear rather than what is actually done. Salary is wildly unbalanced between junior and senior members of teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that just because the numbers don't agree with what you did fifteen years ago, times and technology have changed and the job is much different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice people, mediocre product, below average compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Colchester, VT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Colchester, VT

    I have been working at Vermont Information Processing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice folks to work with.
    CEO is a good guy.

    Cons

    Terribly inept management.
    NOT a tech company as advertised.
    Poor employee development.
    Below average wages and opportunity for growth.
    Outdated product.
    Slow to react to market shift.
    Little to no recognition of engineering talent.
    Sales team based, not engineer based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at engineers as your greatest resource and not a deficit to the bottom line.
    Put quality before quantity.
    Don't promise the customers every little thing they ask for; this leads to a low quality jack-of-all trades, master of none product.
    Pay good engineers market rates: salaries for C and Compiled Language engineers should start at 70k not 50k.
    Stop discounting the value of true talent with programs like ITAR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work hard but not smart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Colchester, VT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Colchester, VT

    I worked at Vermont Information Processing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strongly positioned company in a stable industry
    Hard-working, team-oriented, family-friendly workplace
    Comfortable office building
    Affordable on-site child care
    Competitive salary
    Cadillac health insurance plan
    ESOP retirement benefit
    Education course reimbursement
    On-site fitness room
    Reduced corporate membership to area gym
    Fitness reimbursement
    Employee of the quarter award

    Cons

    Software product is antiquated, unmaintainable, poor quality
    Business operates on legacy mainframe technology
    Executives lack vision and leadership
    Management is composed of company veterans (survivors)
    Over-emphasis on deadlines rather than evaluating results
    Resistant to newer technology and methodologies
    No employee development
    Few chances of a raise or advancement
    Political culture mimics crudeness and backscratching of beverage industry
    Office is located far from transit, pedestrian and bike corridors
    Inadequate parking lot
    Company-wide bi-weekly meetings are repetitive quarterly departmental reports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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