Vertex (Pennsylvania)

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Vertex (Pennsylvania) Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
Vertex (Pennsylvania) – Berwyn – “Vertex lobby”

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3.9 19 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Vertex (Pennsylvania) President and CEO Jeff Westphal

Jeff Westphal

(16 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company to work for

    Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company

    Enterprise Architect (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue and trust talent. Invest in collaboration and transparency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Inside Sales Intern (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsGreat and comfortable work environment. Employees helpful and friendly

    ConsRelatively low pay rate for interns

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This was the best company I have worked for thus far. Good people, products and technologies.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsCasual environment, helpful co-workers and decent bonus potential. Independent thinking is encouraged and rewarded with better projects and tasks

    Constough to get ahead or move up the ladder

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Don't let the change in org model cause chaos among the workers. Put out the fires as quick as possible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company that offers opportunities

    Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowing company that offers many career opportunities and generous benefits

    ConsDespite global aspirations, company does not offer any real international career opportunties

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt the end of the day, an employee is still treated as a number despite being loyal with many years of significant contributions. Corporate will not go above and beyond for their employees nor recognize that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life changing professional and learning environment with a great work/life balance philosophy.

    Consultant (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsSupports Work/life balance, innovative, flexible hours and work from home options, competitive wages and benefits

    ConsNeed more defined career paths, cross training opportunities and eliminate the "silo" structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the people who supported you and helped the company grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the right track but some overconfidence

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsGreat Benefits, good CEO, and good work-life balance.

    ConsNot realistic on current salaries for Subject Matter Experts. Some directors/managers have no hands on experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating but also focus on usability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company stability and a ton of growth potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsGrowth potential, innovative and collaborative culture, stable environment, work/life balance, benefits, etc.

    ConsIf you do not like collaboration then this environment is not for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to your employees as the company grows.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unrealistic expectations at every corner.

    Software Consultant (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsIf you're a Java developer - you'll probably love it, and they'll probably love you. If not good luck. In either case see #5, if you can live with that, you'll probably be ok. Those that do "survive" do so for a very long time - there is little turn-over here but that has both it's positives and negatives. Positive because it's stable, negative because there is never a "changing of the guard."

    Even though they are suspect of it, you can work remotely. You are given a lot of leeway in dealing with family / life / little kid Dr appointments around your work schedule, yet in a backhanded way you will be criticized for it.

    Compensation amongst the "contingent" is slightly above market - but at least it beats below market.

    ConsWhere to begin...
    1. If you work in "software" either coding / analysis / management, etc if your expertise is anything but Java forget about it. You WILL be looked down upon - even to the point of being of told of "negative comments" - borderline inappropriate, about others who work in your field. There is a reason why others in your field are leaving - they are tired of it.

    2. Positive feedback is completely non-existent, even to the absurd of being chastised about best-practices, and opinions in your field - so all those years you've been doing the work you have are just incorrect. Instead you will be belittled, corrected, told how wrong you are.

    3. Process - this place is fantastic at following a set of processes that is needlessly complicated (much like the work before you that you are expected to fix), never seamlessly followed, and never communicated until after the fact. Not even their own repository is isolated from the build process which the end customer has access to. No branching / tagging - even developers are frowned upon from doing this; no isolated environments for dev, test, UAT, production.

    4. Radical Assumptions - this is NOT the place to work if you, like most normal human beings, take a break once in awhile to read current events, facebook, go for a walk, etc. You like most others, get your job done but realize you're not a monkey and can't do this for 8hrs straight. Let anyone else see what is running on your screen and you WILL catch hell for it.

    5. Ridiculous Fiefdom - the lead developers are regarded as gods. Enough said. You're wrong, get used to it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be increasingly obvious reasons why you either can't find or retain talent in areas for which your products depend, but are not connected to Java. "Middle management" - the one's overseeing your project, seriously need to take a course on motivation and how to cultivate real productivity in your drones - lesson 1: your employees especially your "contingent" are not drones.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great if you are a long term employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsBenefits are excellent. Business problem is varied, interesting and challenging.

    ConsManagement focuses on continuous long term strategy develoment and seems detached from the real business challenges and opportunities. Too many teams of overlapping responsibiltiy leaves no one responsible and a chaotic organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a COO and senior staff with real experience in their disciplines and build a real organization and a culture that values new approaches

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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