ViaCell
2.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.viacellinc.com Cambridge, MA

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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Jim Corbett

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Worked in sales for 3 years

Inside Sales (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

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

Pros-Good team of people
- Nice office
- Free lunch every other Friday

Cons-Angry customers
- crappy hours
- over-night shifts

Advice to Senior ManagementNo more on-call overnight shifts
Better comp plan

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A rewarding experience

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

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

ProsYou get to work with some very interesting and dedicated people. the work environment is very stimulating. The commute is easy if you live near Boston.

ConsIf your a sales person looking to make $$$, you'll be dissapointed in the commission structure.. Your required to make at least 100 sales a month (at approx $2000 a sales) and you receive less than a 1 % of that in commission

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain quality reps , come up with a plan that is fair to the reps.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No new ideas in years

Operations (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at ViaCell full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people in mid-lower management. Location...Free oatmeal and coffee. Tuition reimbursement was a good perk if you can qualify.

ConsNo new ideas generated. Sales and inquiries have been collapsing for the last 3 years and the same old ideas are circulated and presented as new. Managers claim to be data driven but cherry pick the data they want to support their ideas. Pay and title is equated with intelligence which is clearly not the case. Technology is chosen to conform to corporate standards not what actually works for the business, leading to frustration and lack of tools needed to move forward. Nickle and dime good employees, the thought that everyone is replaceable, until entire departments leave at once.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some new blood and listen to the ideas of your lower level employees. There is a lot of intelligence that goes unused, and people are demotivated. Stop trying to implement stuff you learned in business school and work on things that will actually make a difference. Try treating people with respect and tell them the truth instead of feeding them with propoganda.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Miserable place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at ViaCell

ProsWorking in ViaCell would give you experience with dealing with difficult people

ConsThere is no career growth, no opportunities, employees are not well treated

Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance communication and relationship with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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