Vertex (Pennsylvania) Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Little Growth

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    Current Employee - Staff in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Staff in Berwyn, PA

    I have been working at Vertex (Pennsylvania)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and strong place to work while raising a family

    Cons

    Small family run business philosophy with little opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    If you are favored stay where you are. Company needs to give it's current staff more opportunity.

  2. Use them for what they offer

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

    I have been working at Vertex (Pennsylvania) full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance exists. You just need to play the game. Great health benefits and time off policy. Work from home opportunities for most people. Oh, and $0.25 Snapples!

    Cons

    Working with management is like working with a bunch middle schoolers playing 'Game of Thrones' - very catty and childish. The 'Flat' organizational model isn't, it just formalizes the Haves vs. the Have Nots. 'Strategy Teams' are just exclusive teams for executives. These teams are slowing down the decision making process since now you need two or three 'Strategy Teams' to approve anything. This is a result of Executive and Middle Management not embracing the flat organizational model.

    Advice to Management

    Either abandon the flat model or bring in leaders who are willing to embrace this change. Leadership's perceived loss of power is wreaking havoc across the organization and keeping Vertex stuck as an organization instead of moving forward.

  3. Good people - chaotic management internally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA

    I worked at Vertex (Pennsylvania) full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Company is trying to become a flat organization which is admirable - however, there's a reason 99% of all well run companies in the world don't adopt this approach.

    Cons

    The company spends ridiculous amounts of energy internally talking about how and what to do. Is led by an ego-maniac who cannot lead the way he preaches to other.

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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex (Pennsylvania)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, your supervisors or as Vertex calls them your team leaders are both receptive to feedback and trusting in the employees

    Cons

    Very few cons, perhaps better communication throughout the company. Nothing worth leaving for.

  6. Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertex (Pennsylvania)

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

    Pros

    Nice location, not bad of a commute

    Cons

    Hyper-critical employees and management, favoritism, overall negative environment, long hours, no work-life balance though the company said they support it, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    I already tried to give it but they wouldn’t listen

  7. Great people, environment is OK, no room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Berwyn, PA

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

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

    Pros

    great flex benefits. great people.

    Cons

    No room to grow. People are stuck in the same jobs as they were hired

    Advice to Management

    for those that want to grow their careers, don't stifle them.

  8. Relaxing and interesting

    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Test Engineer in Berwyn, PA
    Former Intern - Test Engineer in Berwyn, PA

    I worked at Vertex (Pennsylvania) as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time off is great, able to work from home if needed, fairly relaxed

    Cons

    I didn't really run into anything as an intern.

  9. Slow and steady pace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Berwyn, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vertex is a good place to work. If you are looking for a stable company with stable employment, this is definitely the place to be. The benefits are pretty good and there is definitely an attention and focus on balanced work life. Overall its a good place to work if you don't want your world turned upside down. Its a slow steady pace that won't have you pulling your hair out from stress. It will however test your patience if you are a passionate person. I would recommend the company for someone who would enjoy steady employment but doesn't want to be challenged.

    Cons

    Depending on the departments you work in the people can be like drones. The work is repetitive and it is demands based. There is very little change and change is often shunted or frowned upon. Probably like most companies there is very little room for advancement. Most of the positions are lateral positions and don't offer much in the change of responsibilities. There is also no natural career path. In addition, most of the employees that work here have been employed since companies inception, so the idea of moving into a position that is vacated by a tenured employee is far to none. Innovation is discussed but it is a very slow process and the technology offered by the company is behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin.

  10. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Vertex (Pennsylvania) full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Opportunity for those who understand how the place works and can get with the plan.

    Cons

    Strange corporate culture, takes some getting used to, but it works.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Berwyn, PA

    I have been working at Vertex (Pennsylvania) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader with a comfortable position in the industry and reputation.

    Cons

    Complacent and conservative in the decision making process. Unconventional management model. Risk averse. Limited career growth opportunities. Pays below market.

    Advice to Management

    Value and trust talent. Invest in collaboration and transparency.

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