Vista Equity Partners

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Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Great people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Videographer/Editor for Special Video in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Videographer/Editor for Special Video in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Vista Equity Partners as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Always in contact.
    -Pays well.
    -Good work environment.
    -Nice location

    Cons

    Took a while for payment to come through however when working with corporate it comes with the territory.

  2. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vista Equity Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ton of upside, smart colleagues, rapidly growing firm, intellectually stimulating work, given lots of responsibility, firm genuinely cares about developing talent from within

    Cons

    Hours can be bad at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. Great business model with decent growth opportunities

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

    I worked at Vista Equity Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly sharp senior management and fun culture. The returns have been phenomenal because of the unique focus on enterprise software and impressive number of mastered processes for each step in a company's life-cycle.

    Cons

    The culture has recently deviated from its initial collegiate stance due to the rapid hiring or new junior people and expansion into Texas. Additionally, as the firm grows, the road to partnership will become exponentially longer. The success of the firm has not been reflected in improved compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful to retain the strengths of the firm as it scales.

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  5. Helpful (7)

    It is the content of your test score and NOT the substance of your character & accomplishments

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vista Equity Partners

    Pros

    - Looking for talent for their portfolio companies
    - They hire young and bright people [appearance seems to be a tenure of 1-3 years for associates, 10+ years for principals - "in the know" and part of that "circle of friends" environment]
    - Higher opportunity to build your career faster working with smaller firms
    - Leveraging best practices and best policies approach
    - Fast pace, dynamic
    - Involved in high growth SaaS businesses - 20 to 30% growth
    - High employee retention rate with VEP employees, but reluctant to give out scores for portfolio companies
    - Ideal for new MBA grads eager to "prove" yourselves

    Cons

    - Do not value business experience and background as much as a high aptitude test scores
    - You may be sold off with a divestiture if you work within a portfolio company [who knows how this translates to compensation and benefits of the acquiring firm]
    - Don't assume that management has your best interest
    - Has the appearance that 'they' do not care because things are moving too fast
    - Lack of courtesy around interviews, timing and communication

  6. Helpful (5)

    Great firm, true meritocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vista Equity Partners

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people with a strong commitment to continuous improvement. Strong focus on career development. Fun culture which is key as the pace of work is fast.

    Cons

    Generally not much negative to state, would suggest that the necessary work ethic is high (personal choice) and a desire to be very good at what you do is critical.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. the success of the firm in attracting the best in the industry is a key aspect to the firm's current success.

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