Viasystems

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Viasystems Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    On the way out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous benefits, exposure to senior management, free soda in the break room.

    Cons

    Company is being acquired and no one knows what will happen with their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know what the plan is for them and put in bonuses to keep key staff through the merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fast Paced, Never a dull moment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in North Jackson, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in North Jackson, OH

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have the opportunity to work with the special projects from very large customers, so my position is very versatile and interesting.

    Cons

    The pay is low. I have been employed for 16 months now and no review and no discussion on pay increase even for cost of living increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would pay a living wage, you would get the qualified personnel.

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

    Company in decline

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR

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

    Pros

    Still many good people at lower levels. Interns say the company provides a better experience than many other places. Proposed merger might replace poor managers.

    Cons

    Zero leadership, no vision, throw more labor at it mentality, no pay increases in years, upper managers make lower level employees pay for manger's mistakes, while upper level mangers not held accountable. Lack of communication from management leads to waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of most of the upper level management. Start treating people with respect,. Managers need to apologize when they screw up. Let people know what the priorities are, give people the tools they need to succeed. Spend the money to have efficient methods. People who are overworked make more mistakes. Quit implementing new time consuming paper based processes when there are IT tools that will work better for less money in the long term. Get back to lean. The company used to have a strong program. Quit saying one thing while doing the opposite. C and VP level people need to realize that many mid level mangers are poor managers and may be providing biased and misleading information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    My review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viasystems full-time (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
  6.  

    Overall handling of employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Viasystems full-time (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
  7.  

    The environment lacks any management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (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
  8.  

    Overall an uprofessional enironment with unprofessional leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Excelent opportunity I'am learning too much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Viasystems full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Troubling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - All Departments in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - All Departments in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (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

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