Vistakon Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. co-op engineering

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    Current Intern - Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Intern - Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Vistakon as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Tons of design work to do

    Cons

    No need for theory from school

  2. Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Vistakon full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company with lots of benefits, both financially and professionally. Great work and life balance. They give you the opportunity to enjoy the things you work so hard for. Wonderful people. Also plenty of opportunities to advance your career, no matter which way you want it to go

    Cons

    Takes a commitment of time and energy. It is hard work but it is very rewarding. Those who are just trying to coast should seek employment elsewhere.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't believe that corporate J&J knows what's going on in Jacksonville - they never have!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Vistakon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While you are there, good benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    Some very bad people have worked at this site - ask around. Behind the scenes motives and politics are always at work. This site has its own culture which has gone from "good old boy" to "cut throat". Up front, all hugs and kisses, but behind the scenes unethical and sneaky.

    The most bureaucratic place I ever worked. The site is still top heavy and abuses temporaries and contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Smile J & J - the world really knows you're not a virgin.

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  5. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Business Manager

    I worked at Vistakon full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    J&J is a strong company to work for.....great leadership, great perks, good pay, good benefits, strong products, etc.

    Cons

    Bonus plans seemed to change constantly and the company seemed slow to address problems with products which left the reps ill equipped in the field to deal with customers and offer solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a plan and give it time to be implemented before you change it again.

  6. Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistakon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, salaries, and yearly bonus.
    Vistakon has some really great people!!
    Good promotional opportunities for individual with degree.

    Cons

    Employees confidence in senior management and the company's future seems to be low.
    Workloads and expectations of some positions are unbalanced and unreasonable
    Promotional opportunities; loyalty, hard work, accomplishments, subject matter expert, years in a position all have no weight without a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to get to know how your department operates...who is getting the work completed and who is not. Support and back decisions made by your reports and their reports.

    Don't always take what you hear at face value....verify the good and bad.

  7. A lot of contact employees

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Vistakon as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working environment, good city, large campus

    Cons

    Too many contract employees, replaceable talent due to contract employees, do not tend to extend contracts or meet maximum terms

  8. Helpful (2)

    Educational

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Vistakon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and most people in management really do care about each other and the community they live in.

    Cons

    Some of management are very lazy and try to take credit on projects they had nothing to do with. Before team meetings, there were a lot of "can you tell me your progress on the X project so I can share an update" Why would you share an update on my project?

    Advice to Management

    Start pulling your weight and put in a little extra effort.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistakon part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    No cons, had a good manager!

  10. Helpful (2)

    watch your back

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Vistakon full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    you get paid to do it.

    Cons

    watch your back cause nobody else will. got into a project in jacksonville a long time ago and wanted to finsh it. got stabbed on the back before i could take another breath. jacksonville is a great place but vistakon is a home for psychopaths and other variants of human life waiting for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    nothing you don't already know.

  11. Great Company and Growth for the city

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Vistakon full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Company is deadicated to city well being.

    Cons

    The company runs on a 24/7 schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people that make the conpany profitable "Right"

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