Viewlocity Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Viewlocity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work on a great product, make independent design decisions. It was very stimulating and challenging. Working in a small team of highly qualified tech people.

    Cons

    Typical challenges of a very small tech company that struggles to be profitable. But still it was great to work there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Company has been dying for years. Makes it painful for everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Viewlocity

    Pros

    -- Once a great company with smart people, good technology and fun
    -- Opportunities to learn about supply chain and play with Java and J2EE
    -- Relaxed working hours - I almost never had to work over 30 hours; sometimes this is a pro and a con as I didn't have much to do somedays and had to browse the internet for hours

    Cons

    -- leadership, leadership, leadership...There is none. No vision at all. Once the company had smart managers with dynamic personalitiies, but that was years ago.
    -- transparency: almost nothing is transparent; everything is hidden making it difficult to trust what you are being told.
    -- poor morale: layoffs have occurred almost every 6 months and threats of bankruptcy make motivation low
    -- older technology - never upgraded to the new standards; no one clearly driving to leadership in the tech arena makes it hard to grow your career
    -- bordem: not enough for anyone to do. Significant layoffs with outsourcing to asia will make you into a tester and bug fixer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- Focus on morale quickly: you need to make sure that the culture is one for growth
    -- Hire more competent office management: If the leadership of the office or department is poor then the engineers can't really improve anything
    -- Stop the cheerleading: management seems to want to be cheerleaders and say naive things like "we are building a great company" but without any facts or track record...just stop the nonsence and be honest with people

    Doesn't Recommend

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