ViXS Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
45 Reviews
3.0
45 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fulfilling and promising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at ViXS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to learn latest compressed video technologies, employees are given important and meaningful tasks to help company succeed, works directly with industry-leading consumer electronics customers

    Cons

    Lack of focus on single task. Poor vacation days policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more enthusiastic people to enhance the work environment, need to promote positive energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Investors, customers & employees, be very cautious about this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at ViXS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for new immigrants who are willing to be under-paid and work like a slave. No need to speak English.

    Cons

    Worst management ever. Bad attitude, no vision, no direction, no communication to employees. No accountability, blame employees for their mistakes. Decision changes daily, a lot of cover-ups to customers. Low salary, under staffed, always push employees to finish unreasonable schedule, as a result, long hours and bad quality. Bad chemistry between teams, a lot of finger pointing. VP Finance is the only part time HR person with no HR skill. The worst problem about management is they don’t see there is a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors should replace everyone in the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hope it will get a new start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at ViXS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of talent people who are willing to work hard.
    flexible working hours.

    Cons

    lack communication between management and employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is decent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphics Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphics Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at ViXS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A company with strong technology capabilities.

    Cons

    The payment is lower than the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management need to be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company whose best days have passed. In a death spiral.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at ViXS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent technology to work on across the board. Can learn quite a bit if you are proactive.

    Cons

    -The management is seriously lacking: Little to no leadership or management ability, obvious creation of fiefdoms. Little to no accountability on their part as well
    -No concept of proper project/program management. Projects are always behind schedule and over budget
    -Unable to stand up or push back to clearly unreasonable customer demands, which led to scheduling delays and slips. This caused a reduction in customer confidence (and ultimately some dropped projects)
    -Massive lay offs are continuously being performed with no restructuring or sustenance program in place, leads to no confidence in the future of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify. The media SoC business is not one where money can be made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    flexible working time and you can work on different field

    Cons

    can not see a bright future

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and bad place. Good start for new comer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at ViXS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good collaborative colleagues. Good opportunities to learn technologies, especially low level firmware and device drivers.

    Cons

    Bad management. Very less stuff meeting. You don't know what you are fighting for. No vision for EE. No good process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a buyer to sell this company is the best fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Talented engineers work long time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    Very talented people, advanced technology

    Cons

    prolong work time, no life

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mix of good, bad, worse and worst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    Latest technologies, small teams with good potential

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employees, lack of planning and hence often times, overloading work and weekend expectations, extremely poor and rude management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better, treat employees well and stop the virtual slavery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    worst managed company and worst work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at ViXS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    interesting technologies, and that is about it.
    I wish I could say anything else good about the company but I just can't

    Cons

    the worst managed company I have ever seen. Arrogant management, doesn't care about the employees and employee retention. Hires mostly oriental immigrants with low salaries.
    The company is trying to compete in the big boys field but is far far behind when it comes to execution and quality, and doesn't stand a chance.
    It advertises open positions all the time, but actually has had massive layoffs in the past few months, when the latest and the greatest was a couple of weeks ago.
    Very bad workplace. It survived on investor's money and on government grants, but the money is running out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close the the company, the sooner the better. you don't stand a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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