Vital Images

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Vital Images Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome products, many good people, culture is kind of routine/normal a little boring, but good for family types.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Vital Images full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing medical imaging software, some of the very best in the world
    Feel good about helping sick people
    Some very bright people write software there

    Cons

    Located in the western burbs so is a long commute for some
    Not a lot of room to grow once you hit a certain point - the most interesting work is taken by people who have been there a while.
    The mgmt showed a real cutthroat side, and lack of imagination, in 2008 by laying off 40% of the workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Liven up the culture, encourage more innovation by your employees and you'll be surprised by what they can do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible Opportunity to change the face of healthcare - stifled by conservative management team.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Vital Images full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The technology stack, customer base and the engineering and sales teams. All of which are absolutely top tier (other than the Engineering leadership)

    Cons

    The culture and the management team. The profound lack of "getting it" about the asset they have in the engineering team countered by the astounding liabilities they have at the executive levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a risk on something. Anything. You may actually learn something that you don't "already know".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing software. Genius coworkers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead

    I worked at Vital Images full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Of all my gigs in my life, this software to me (Vitrea) was the most amazing. I truely was wowed by the potential.

    Cons

    I had a very deceitful bad manager. I was pressured into pipp'ing guys i didn't want to and after saving the company over 50k, demoted. So in the end, i left with a bitter taste. If certain specific people were removed, i would return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - i think the vision is great. I think what you're doing is fantastic. I was there during cuts, which always stink, but you made it past those.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employees, but tough to find work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Lead  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Lead in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Vital Images full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Independence, Company products, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    work/life balance, project management, and accountability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Vital Images

    Pros

    Excellent sales team, great VP of Sales, Great product, Great Comp Plan

    Cons

    Sometimes too long to get new product releases.
    Marketing new procducts could be better.
    not many cons to working at Vital

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, broken management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Vital Images

    Pros

    Has (had) some great people. But many have since left.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. This results in a very broken culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management should quit, quite serious. They've done nothing but lose value over the past several years. The board is equally at fault for letting that happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Vital Images

    Pros

    Good Pay, Not too much work on head, brown bag lunch, easy going managers

    Cons

    Hard to get assessment, teams lack communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having mentors are very important

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exprerience at Vital

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Vital Images

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Quite a lot of Freedom

    Cons

    Didn't find many cons. The infrastructure can be improved a bit.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some good, some not so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Vital Images

    Pros

    Decent paid vacation (15 from year 1, 20 after 5 years), 11 paid holidays

    Two paid days of volunteer work per year

    Decent benefits (medical, dental, 401(k), LTD)

    Well-equipped company exercise room

    Decent salaries

    Comparably benign industry (health care)

    Decent overtime requirements; working overtime is mostly up to the individual.

    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Company having some issues in hostile market environment, affecting climate

    Company seems unable to follow through on certain business goals

    Downsizing affecting climate

    Changes in senior management over past two years affecting company culture; focus on shareholders sharpened, focus on employees blurred.

    Little movement in salaries over past two years

    More work, less play over past two years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Vital a more pleasant work environment again, to retain talent. Allow non-work activities to take place again.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company struggling to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Vital Images

    Pros

    Technology leader in its space, strong industry partnerships and customer base, lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Market uncertainty, unclear long term position, competitive pressures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clear path to generate long term growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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