Viasystems Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excelent opportunity I'am learning too much.

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    Current Employee - Materials Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good work environment, average benefits and good payment. I can work from my home with no problems and the shift hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    Company is still going through the growing pains of transforming its business model; new building, more paybills, workload is heavy and a lot of 'special projects' but still managable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, way to go but we can make this ship to stay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Smart and professional co-workers.

    Cons

    Smart ,educated and professionals don't stay very long. Low pay, no raises for operators, borderline sweatshop mentality. No respect for anyone. There is bullying and threats from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees with positive feedback. Go out on the shop floor and get to know who works for you. Happy employees= happy company...try it..it just might work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall handling of employees

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    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Could have a great potential.

    Cons

    No future for employees from management to rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your company practice of revolving door system in recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    The environment lacks any management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexabile hours, flexable time off.

    Cons

    Absolutely no communication from management. Employees bashing eachother and management. Wasting time and not held accountable. Hostile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and manage behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall an uprofessional enironment with unprofessional leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    Operators are friendly and helpful.
    Machinery is updated fairly often.
    Engineeing group is very supportive and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Manufacturing Side seems to dominate most of the critical decisions.
    Constant need for overtime due to lackof effective planning.
    Quality spends most of their time explaining mistakes to the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality should be above all else.
    Planning needs to be improved greatly to reduce overtime and allow for annual raises.
    Teamwork between Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing is almost non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun and varied work, low pay, no raises, dangerous job

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician  in  Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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

    Pros

    Good teamwork and fun environment

    Cons

    Dangerous work environment. seem unaware of osha guidelines of workplace safety

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Troubling

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    Current Employee - All Departments  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - All Departments in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Complacency, laziness and gross incompetence are rewarded.

    Cons

    -There is absolutely no training, very cliquey
    -Unprofessional - no department meetings
    -No concept of lean (throw more people at it concept) Reactive mentality
    -If you stand your ground you get pulled into HR and given the crazy treatment
    - Employees are not treated with respect; lots of infighting, harsh words and raised voices Over menial occurrences
    -Disconnect in between the sites and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very poor management across all facilities. Too many VPs of everything under the sun.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None, they will lure you in then set the trap. You will regret it.

    Cons

    Too many promises without follow thru, if you stand your ground you get pulled into HR and given the crazy treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is a reason why you are still working here....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viasystems

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly
    Lots of opportunities to learn
    A lot of different areas in the plant were very organized

    Cons

    No concept of lean (throw more people at it concept)
    Reactive mentality
    Management is a joke and is saving their own hides instead of looking out for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of management here, it is bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Accountant

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Viasystems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Not many people to deal with

    Cons

    No regular performance reviews given so you really don't know if they are satisfied with your work. Only a chosen few move on to better positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor top-down management has caused some of the lowest moral ever in a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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