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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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2.2 14 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Viasystems CEO David M. Sindelar

David M. Sindelar

(5 ratings)

15% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excelent opportunity I'am learning too much.

    Materials Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, way to go but we can make this ship to stay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The environment lacks any management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Forest Grove, OR

    ProsFlexabile hours, flexable time off.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate and manage behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall an uprofessional enironment with unprofessional leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsManufacturing 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 Senior ManagementQuality 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Lab Technician (Former Employee) Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    ProsGood teamwork and fun environment

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Troubling

    All Departments (Current Employee) Anaheim, CA

    ProsComplacency, 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 Senior ManagementListen to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone, they will lure you in then set the trap. You will regret it.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementthere is a reason why you are still working here....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementGet rid of management here, it is bad.

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

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    Accountant

    Accountant (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsNot many people to deal with

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

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

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    this location wasn't the best (sterling)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    Proswe were able to get overtime and i had benefits

    Consthere is absolutely no training, very cliquey, everyone is trying to get ahead (however there is absolutely no room for career advancement) or additional education

    Advice to Senior Managementtrain employees, answer questions, do reviews for employees, maintian a low turnover by teambuilding and knowing your team.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oak Creek, WI

    ProsDo a poor job and it'll take months to get fired, if it happens at all.

    Complacency, laziness and gross incompetence are rewarded.

    ConsPoor prospects for advancement within the company.
    Departmental managers are often times overwhelmed by their own workload, let alone managing their employees.
    Communication is a huge problem with this organization, no one works together as a cohesive unit to accomplish the common goals.
    Respect is in short supply.
    Rewards including basic compensation and recognition for a job well done are absent.
    Assuming multiple positions worth of responsibilities when people are let go is expected; You'd be better off being the one let go than the one who assumes the duties of the person who was just laid off / fired / walked to the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge your employees and reward them for their performance through a bonus system that is actually achievable.

    Train employees and management on technologies that can enhance their level of productivity.

    Fire every single person who is involved with acquiring and keeping customers. Ahem... Caterpillar problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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