Viaero Wireless Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
7 Reviews

2.2
7 Reviews
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    Viaero offers good service, good earning potential in our rural communities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viaero Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've worked at Viaero for 3 years, and I am pleased with their level of commitment to improving our network speed and filling our coverage gaps. Our owner, Frank DiRico, really cares about his employees and is so inspiring. Viaero is also really good about promoting from within, and they offer sales associates and managers in these small towns the chance to earn a healthy income without having to have a degree.

    Cons

    The commission structure changes are hard on morale. They don't offer sick leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has gone from bad to worse

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Fort Morgan, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fort Morgan, CO

    I have been working at Viaero Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have personally had a fantastic experience with the work environment. Store manager treats you with respect and always makes you feel valued at the company. Viaero actually has a pretty relaxed schedule which makes requesting days off very easy.

    The service that we sell and the phones to go with it are solid. I have never felt like I was selling a service that was anything less than what we advertise.

    Local based customer service center is great to work with!

    I rarely see customers coming in complaining about their bill. The price they are quoted is the price they pay. No hidden fees or unexpected overages.

    Cons

    This is where you have to decide if the bad outweighs the good. The people that run this company seem to not understand the basics about running a business. They make poor decisions that are running the company into the ground. They modify your commissions to make sure you never get paid.

    When you are hired, you are promised commission checks of $2,000 and up every month. Once you start working, it becomes clear that you will make next to nothing. There have been months where every sales person is doing so well that they have to raise the quotas to avoid having to pay out on commission.

    If you are thinking working for Viaero to make money, look elsewhere. It is impossible to make decent commission checks here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    3 easy steps that will make Viaero the greatest company in Colorado.

    1. Fix the commission.

    2. Stop selling Alcatel Phones.

    3. Stop sinking money into doomed projects like vGroove.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The place people go to work who can't work anywhere else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Morgan, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO

    I have been working at Viaero Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Owner willing to invest in network and toys to support the network. A company that offers benefits. Some nice hardworking co-workers at the mid level.

    Cons

    Extreme management dysfunction. Ego-driven boys club executives with no real-world experience. Management team has either failed at other jobs, been banned by SEC or is so politically inappropriate that they can't work anywhere else. Don't count on getting your bonus - it is a pipe dream. They constantly change the targets mid-term to make sure they don't have to pay. Benefits are offered but are extremely expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your vendors in a timely manner. Clean up your management style of bullying, intimidation and harrassment if you don't want more lawsuits. On the other hand, the settlements are supporting a lot of new women owned businesses in these towns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely low end, entry level, con artist colony.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Viaero Wireless full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Zero pros, unless you're a shady used car salesman with no other options to feed yourself. Corrosive, abusive, depressingly bad.

    Cons

    Promises/commissions never materialize. Constantly unhappy customers. Zero company ethics. Huge emp turnover. Every former emp could write a long essay about the problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't trust any positive review, they are planted. Mgmt should tell the uber rich owner to let some of his wealth trickle into the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    My Opinion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Morgan, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO

    I worked at Viaero Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are many great people working at Viaero. It is a large employer in the geographies in which it operates. It is still small enough that you get to know most of the people in the company.

    Cons

    Upper management takes advantage of the fact that Viaero operates in rural markets by under-paying for many positions.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work just not enough towers

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    People are good to work for

    Cons

    income was not that great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Viaero Wireless

    Pros

    There are some stellar people that work there....

    Cons

    Company culture is very negative. Senior Leadership doesn't take ownership for failed policies. 100% Employee churn year over year. Expect 70 hour weeks, with the compensation of a Store Manager at the competition. Nepotism is apparent....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the corporate offices once in a while, and you might get an understanding on how to compete in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend

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