Visionary Integration Professionals

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Visionary Integration Professionals Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Visionary Integration Professionals President and CEO Jonna Ward
Jonna Ward
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Pros
  • The salary and benefits are competitive especially for newly graduated University students (in 3 reviews)

  • Working at VIP has been such a pleasure (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to maintain work life balance if you are looking to grow quickly (in 3 reviews)

  • Changes in upper management happen to often (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Outstanding Team and Truly "Performance" Focused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate/Enterprise in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate/Enterprise in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, without a doubt, are some of the best I've had the pleasure of working with. I always felt like VIP was a second family to me and while I have moved on to pursue other opportunities, the company has left an indelible mark on me and I'm thankful for the chance I had to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Like every rapid growth company, there is a constant need to balance resources with the reality of what can be accomplished. It's an ongoing challenge but one that VIP is certainly addressing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep shining the light on how incredible VIP is, and sharing the great customer success you continue to create!


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees Collaborative environment Competitive salary packages

    Cons

    High turn-over of executive and director level staff

    Advice to Management

    Could improve contract-end forecasting for resource management planning


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visionary Integration Professionals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Project teams are good. Interesting projects with top customers. There is really not anything else pro VIP to say.

    Cons

    CEO is a bully. Mean spirited and churns through senior management quickly. Not fit to lead an organization of this size. Many 1099 contractors, no training, irrational bench policy. Bonuses are debated every year.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real CEO. Recognize that the customers and employees are the value of the company. Focus on quality of service and of relationships with customers


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Terribly Micro-Managed Ruthless Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Visionary Integration Professionals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long term contract at client site work and paycheck provided for a steady competitive income

    Cons

    No Pay Raises, Fails to consistently match 401K, EXCESSIVE Turnover of executive staff does not enable relationship building, continuity or process improvement. Performance evaluations are a joke, completely meaningless. People are not valued, their ability to generate revenue is the only thing that is valued. No room for growth in this company unless you are willing to sell your soul. If you speak your mind or make suggestions for improvement, you get black balled. If you are billable, you will maintain your job because you are revenue generating however, you will be disinvited to vital corporate meetings. If you are not billable...sayonara my friend you will be fired (for having a differing opinion). If you put in 70-80 hours a week you are considered a top-notch employee. If you prefer a balanced life...seek employment elsewhere...this is not a company that you will succeed in if you want to spend time with your family and friends.

    Advice to Management

    If you take care of the people, they will take care of the mission. You got it backwards. At VIP, it's all about the almighty spreadsheet. Giving formal corporate financial briefings at a Christmas party is indicative of your lack of "getting it". Christmas is about celebrating much more important things than VIP's financials. It's about Jesus Christ and Family. Try "Merry Christmas" and "Thank You" next time. Always remember that if it wasn't for the "employee" audience, you wouldn't be where you are today. I applaud your efforts for providing the jobs...but Management 101 teaches that genuine care and concern for your people goes a long way in creating an environment where employees want to contribute to the growth of the organization. Get in touch with the people on client sites by actually going to visit them periodically. Let go of the reins and trust that there are other smart people out there who can help the organization and stop firing everyone who has a different philosophy or method of doing things than you. Stop killing your people by requiring or expecting everyone to put in 80 hour work weeks. This is not healthy nor does it create a healthy or productive workforce/environment. You've had a lot of good people that you've fired so...take a moment to do a strong self-evaluation and figure out was it them or was it you who was the problem? Most of the folks you've fired have gone on to be successful elsewhere. Constant turnover is not healthy for any organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Lost its Soul

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visionary Integration Professionals full-time

    Pros

    There were great people, a great environment, collaboration, support and work life balance.

    Cons

    Very short term oriented. Very little to no opportunity for advancement, raises or substantive recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people lack valuable resources, not costs to the bottom line.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great people, poor executives

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visionary Integration Professionals full-time

    Pros

    I met some of the smartest professionals at VIP. People at the middle management level, such as project and program managers, work hard to ensure that projects succeed and that staff is recognized. The company offers acceptable salaries for most positions.

    Cons

    Executive management has no loyalty to employees and fires even people with a long history of success in the company when projects end. There is no planning for the end of projects, no bench, no risk management.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring for your employees, stop just filling your own pockets. Create ways for staff to grow professionally, and do a better job of planning how to utilize people after projects end.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Company in difficult times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visionary Integration Professionals full-time

    Pros

    VIP and Meridian (a wholly owned subsidiary) can get great projects and hire excellent people to work on them.

    Cons

    Senior Management has no focus and is subject to the whims of the CEO, there is extreme turnover at the COO/SVP level which causes inconsistency and confusion down the chain, terrible communications company wide, poor planning and business development lead to major losses in projects and layoffs. This company was once a vibrant and growing enterprise but that is no longer true, if you go to work there do it as a contractor don't believe the hype.

    Advice to Management

    None that would be listened to. If you read some of the reviews out here it is clear they are planted, nobody talks like that and people don't feel that way here. Also take a look at Meridian Knowledge Solutions reviews.


  9. Helpful (9)

    Too many fake reviews

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has some interesting customers in government and commercial markets - big names you would recognize. Employees believe in what they're doing.

    Cons

    Many of the positive reviews on Glassdoor are fake - manufactured by VIP trying to counter the negativity. The 401K has been defund periodically without notice nor much explanation. Lack of strategic direction and senior management high turnover are concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't defund the 401 K. Treat people like human beings - they're not disposable. They have lives. Rather than spending time posting fake reviews, focus on fixing the inherent issues that are impacting morale.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Growing organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visionary Integration Professionals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of work locations across the nation. Company is gaining ground in the government contracting world.

    Cons

    Changes in upper management happen to often. Hard to build a working relationship.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Not a career. Staff are disposable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visionary Integration Professionals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, fairly autonomous work, opinions are valued

    Cons

    1.Never, ever, ever a pay raise. Whatever you negotiate when you start is where you are stuck forever. Not even COLA raises 2. Senior management turns over faster than subcontract staff. 3. CEO is a meglomaniac. The entire world exists to server her Of note: Hired a social networking specialist who's job it is to post FAKE reviews, like many of the ones about VIP on this site. Don't trust any of the 5 star reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your staff. Tell them up front that it's a dead-end, that you think they exist only to serve your selfish greed.



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