Vertigo Software Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Great company with amazing people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertigo Software full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Remote friendly, excellent clients, great leaders who care

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust first and believe in how you want to build software.


  2. On the Steady Decline

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertigo Software

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

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen and a gym onsite.

    Cons

    The company lacks leadership. Management complains all the time about the projects that are being worked on, making it hard to feel excited or enjoy the work. Project planning is a joke. Weeks are wasted on this, and then they seem surprised when clients complain. Management also has no trust in their lower level employees, taking every new project that comes along for themselves and leaving nothing to work on for anyone else. The company also recruits heavily from students straight out of college, who have degrees not even relevant to the work, so they can pay extremely low salaries just to get a bigger staff. There are no bonuses and you can forget about getting a raise - reviews purposely focus on the few negatives you may have and pass over all of the positives so they don't have to pay you more. Oh, and you're lucky if you ever get a review, they tend to happen 6 months or later when they actually should.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually know what they're doing and aren't straight out of college. Get managers who actually manage the projects and the people, and don't just sit around complaining and doing nothing all day. That's why so many clients are dropping projects.


  3. Cutting Edge Work at a Top of the Line Design Consultancy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Creative Developer in Richmond, CA
    Former Intern - Creative Developer in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Vertigo Software as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They work with big names (NBC, HBO, Microsoft, Google, Golf Channel, etc.) on designing and implementing innovative products from iPhone apps, to Xbox apps, to the newly released Metro apps for Windows 8

    Cons

    Couldn't find any! I only worked there for the summer, but everyone was really nice and work was actually fun! They didn't serve you lunch or dinner, but that's barely a complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring!


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    Meandering Focus

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Vertigo Software

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Recognition from industry
    Get to work on some very cutting edge stuff
    Very Design focused, less software engineering
    Fast paced

    Cons

    No clear direction for company
    Very poor communication between management and staff
    Management structure is a all over the place
    Very Long hours are expected with no thanks

    Advice to Management

    Get a clear direction for the company and stick to it
    Communicate more effectively with the rest of the company



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