Vitech Systems Group

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Vitech Systems Group Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
62 Reviews
3.2
62 Reviews
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Vitech Systems Group Founder & CEO Frank Vitiello
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent work/life balance, office is in new york city, great location (in 5 reviews)

  • Managment more liberal of late in terms of Work from home policies and work life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 6 reviews)

  • Don't forget the terrible benefits: no 401k match, etc (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced, growing company, fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - personal and professional growth
    - competitive salary

    Cons

    - lacking in organization wide growth focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - product dev is great. but need to focus more on top down communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Mid-Sized Software Firm Unwilling to Invest in Its Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    (1) Many of your colleagues are smart, hardworking, and dedicated individuals.
    (2) The core technologies are Oracle (PL/SQL), Java, Hibernate, Spring, Tapestry, etc. So, if you love web applications on this technology stack, you'd like it, at least from the technical perspective.
    (3) Depending on your position and geographic region, this company's compensation is mostly reasonably competitive.

    Cons

    (1) This company does not value employees and their loyalty. When people left after more than a decade of service, its management did not even bother to send an email.
    (2) A few years ago, this company stopped its 401(k) match program.
    (3) When they quietly let go people, in a few cases, the management made the process unnecessarily unpleasant for the individual(s).
    (4) Resource management/sharing amongst different teams has always been a challenge. Different groups/projects withheld information from each other, and middle management spent lots of time and energy fighting for resources.
    (5) Project management is not one of this company's fortes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Value people, not just the bottom line.
    (2) Establish a formal board of directors.
    (3) Reinstate the 401(k) match program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Full of fake reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Consistent hours and stable work when on a project
    - Opportunity to learn the SDLC/Implementation Life-cycle
    - Decent base salary (but terrible raises and laughable bonuses)

    Cons

    The positive reviews on here are clearly written by the HR department and it would a disservice not to warn potential employees about this place. It's easy to identify the legitimate reviews.

    Carefully read through the other reviews here, the negative ones are accurate. Senior management was all promoted internally. This is sometimes a good thing, but seeing as these people had no management experience and received no training (no MBA's here), they are essentially all just "yes" men to the CEO/Founder.
    People have left this company in flocks over the past few years, including those who helped build it. The people who remain are there either because they need a work visa or are new hires, just out of school.

    This is a guarantee: You will only get a decent raise/bonus if you threaten to leave. Don't forget the terrible benefits: no 401k match, etc

    Also, when you are prepared to leave Vitech, rest assured, the HR department will find your resume, alert the management, and you're in for a LONG discussion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone who worked here knows Senior Management doesn't listen to the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent salary, challenging

    Cons

    Working remotely at the client site puts your career advancement at a disadvantage. You are not on managements radar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy and Skill Building Challenges

    Cons

    Lack of corporate support if you are supporting clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A love/hate relationship ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, adaptability, challenging work, lax environment, decent pay, solid product.

    Cons

    No accountability, occasional laziness from team members, unnecessary push-back on enhancements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding employees responsible for laziness and incompetence. A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing tech consulting company

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

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time

    Pros

    This company is on the rise, especially with the dependency of modern technology/software in the business world. It is growing in terms of employees and going globally rapidly.

    Cons

    Have to start looking into bigger offices and expand in New York

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly run software and professional services company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Vitech Systems Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good compensation.
    - Some really good people.

    Cons

    - Very poor product quality. Frequent product upgrades introduced significant bugs into product code.
    - Executive management has very little experience outside of Vitech. Little to no fresh perspectives come in from the outside at the executive level.
    - Poor staffing management. Engagements were consistently understaffed to maximize profit. This resulted in slips in schedule, overworked client team and ultimately a dissatisfied client.
    - Little to no reinvestment in staff (e.g. training, tuition reimbursement).
    - Very poor work/life balance. You're expected to be constantly "on", including vacations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Bring in a former management consulting executive to oversee all operations. Company could be run much tighter and bring in more profitability (as well as increase reputation).
    - Bring in a very senior Product Manager who is actually empowered to control the product roadmap. This would significantly stabilize the product and provide much needed insight into planned features for staff members and clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Successful software firm with a small company feel!

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

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group

    Pros

    Great company as a first job out of college, changing careers in mid stream, or looking to return to your roots with a smaller software firm. If you want to 'make a difference' or 'be empowered' with responsibility, then this company is for you. If you want a cushy 9 to 5 boring job, then call another firm. You will work hard, have fun, and work with real intelligent co-workers. Fast track your career or get off the bus.

    Cons

    New York Office decor needs a bit of a spruce up but location can't be beat. Management is focused on quality improvement and what it takes to be leader. Very responsive to changing market conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Rock Solid Company with a Conscience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vitech Systems Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is clear in communicating goals, objectives, roles and responsibilities which makes success achievable...a non-moving target, unlike other similar firms. It seems hard work is indeed required, but also rewarded. Lines of communication - and doors - are always open. Location is convenient for commuters and surrounded by great places to escape on a lunch hour. Benefit package includes a broad variety of med/dent/vision insurance programs + life, disability, and all the usual suspects and is generous, even without a 401K match. The company is on rock-solid footing and growing, which is unusual to find.

    Cons

    If you are a 40-hour-workweek person, this is not the place for you. Hard work is expected and required, and when given, rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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