Viasystems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Sales Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Viasystems full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Solid organization structure and each department runs fluidly.

    Cons

    Direction of company is not transparent as they have been acquired by not 1 but 2 companies within a matter of 4 years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Do not work for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator
    Current Employee - Press Operator

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are okay and the floor managers try their best.

    Cons

    Too much red tape Doesn't give out raises or promotions very often(hard to move up) You stay in the same place if you work here!!

    Advice to Management

    You should be rewarding your employees when they deserve it!


  3. Unstable, Forceable workplace, Not a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Forest Grove, OR

    I have been working at Viasystems (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity, is good. Working with different cultures made it fun working with other diversity.

    Cons

    Management force employees to work a 7 day schedule. Raises are not common to give to employees. If there's an increase, you'd only see 1 to 2 percent of your pay rate. Which basically is within 30 cents or less. - Management don't realize how much the employees work so hard to make it things happen. - Do not work the Swing Shift. If you get a chance to work there. Swing shift is the "work horse" of the fab and most likely you'll be the ones that will putting out product more than any other shifts in the fab. Beware, this is not a stable place to work and now it's been taken over by a company named TTM Technologies. Giving TTM Technologies less than a year and the shake down will begin. It's not going to be there anymore. Place is going down.

    Advice to Management

    Management is smug and don't care about there people. The leads and upper management don't care about you and your well being. Yet alone your personal life. Advice to management. Get out as soon as possible. ViaSystems -> TTM Technologies = DOOM!


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  5. Great people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    None I can think of


  6. Helpful (2)

    Only if you want to do nothing but work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    About the only positive is that the low wages are offset a bit by copious amounts of "mandatory" overtime. Also, your fellow employees are easy enough to get along with.

    Cons

    When I took this job I was hired on with a "compressed" work schedule. In fact, since day one I have had to work at least 6 days a week. 5 10 hour shifts and a 12. BUT if it's the end of the quarter or year you will be required to work 7 days a week. Many departments work a month straight at the end of the quarter. That is if you're an hourly employee. Managers never have to work overtime and just leave the most tenured operator in charge. Quotas are unrealistic to the point where our quota has been set higher than the machines can physically work at some points. We are regularly left without the proper materials or training for tasks. No one who isn't management has gotten a raise in years. Making more money is always more important to this company than actually caring about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees have lives and families and this is the cause for your high turnover rates. No one has pride in their work because they're all worked too hard to care.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Going away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enhanced Environmental Operator in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Enhanced Environmental Operator in Forest Grove, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation time accruals, Starting wage

    Cons

    Lack of accountability Too much overtime Cannot plan time with family Poor communication from management Cannot take time off due to business needs Will use your vacation for no show overtime days

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication between everyone and stop waiting to make a decision at the last moment. More action less talking.


  8. Helpful (2)

    On the way out

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fast Paced, Never a dull moment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Company in decline

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    My review

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

    I worked at Viasystems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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