Vail Systems FAQ

Have questions about working at Vail Systems? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Vail Systems.

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13 English questions out of 13

March 17, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Vail Systems?

Pros

-Compensation was good, but benefits are terrible. Honestly, I was overpaid to do nothing. -Snacks, but the quality of snacks went downhill

Cons

-Insurance is way too expensive! -The work isn't challenging. I sat at my desk all day and did nothing. -They refuse to upgrade to software and systems that would be better for their employees. They only use Jira/Confluence/Hipchat and it's inefficient and antiquated -19% female staff (which they say is par for the course for a tech company though all the other tech companies I've worked for were almost a 50/50 split between males and females) -Lack of diversity -Lack of communication among departments and lots of inefficiencies (It took 13 weeks for a systems operator to reset my password! All because he didn't know he was in charge of that and because he never checked Jira, which is where the request was submitted)

Advice to Management

You want to attract a younger & diverse crowd and even maybe some females, but you're doing it in the wrong way. Maybe don't make us read a book that tells us that female brains are different and therefore just not suited for the roles at Vail?

Compensation was good, but benefits are terrible.

March 17, 2019

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March 17, 2019

Does Vail Systems offer life insurance?

Pros

-Compensation was good, but benefits are terrible. Honestly, I was overpaid to do nothing. -Snacks, but the quality of snacks went downhill

Cons

-Insurance is way too expensive! -The work isn't challenging. I sat at my desk all day and did nothing. -They refuse to upgrade to software and systems that would be better for their employees. They only use Jira/Confluence/Hipchat and it's inefficient and antiquated -19% female staff (which they say is par for the course for a tech company though all the other tech companies I've worked for were almost a 50/50 split between males and females) -Lack of diversity -Lack of communication among departments and lots of inefficiencies (It took 13 weeks for a systems operator to reset my password! All because he didn't know he was in charge of that and because he never checked Jira, which is where the request was submitted)

Advice to Management

You want to attract a younger & diverse crowd and even maybe some females, but you're doing it in the wrong way. Maybe don't make us read a book that tells us that female brains are different and therefore just not suited for the roles at Vail?

Insurance is way too expensive!

March 17, 2019

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March 17, 2019

How is diversity at Vail Systems?

Pros

-Compensation was good, but benefits are terrible. Honestly, I was overpaid to do nothing. -Snacks, but the quality of snacks went downhill

Cons

-Insurance is way too expensive! -The work isn't challenging. I sat at my desk all day and did nothing. -They refuse to upgrade to software and systems that would be better for their employees. They only use Jira/Confluence/Hipchat and it's inefficient and antiquated -19% female staff (which they say is par for the course for a tech company though all the other tech companies I've worked for were almost a 50/50 split between males and females) -Lack of diversity -Lack of communication among departments and lots of inefficiencies (It took 13 weeks for a systems operator to reset my password! All because he didn't know he was in charge of that and because he never checked Jira, which is where the request was submitted)

Advice to Management

You want to attract a younger & diverse crowd and even maybe some females, but you're doing it in the wrong way. Maybe don't make us read a book that tells us that female brains are different and therefore just not suited for the roles at Vail?

Lack of diversity

March 17, 2019

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May 31, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Vail Systems?

Pros

Definitely this is a good place to start or finish your career.

Cons

1. No matter how well you work, this will never be appreciated. They may pick up your miserable bonus and not explain the reasons. 2. This is like a Titanic which only had three engines, this company has a very restricted number of clients. It's a fragile world based on magic and people. Unfortunately, they don't value people, they only value their friends. 3. This is a political place of friends where only political capital is valuable. Director #1 has some problems with director #2. Question: How to solve the issue? That's right! We only need to give one of the friends the position of director #3 and put him between #1 and #2. Bingo! Director #4 a little bit lazy to work (the friend of CEO as well?), and provide to the client ineffective and hard to support solutions. But, that's fine! Engineer #1 may work on project #12 many years and it will never be finished because of the absence of political capital, but Engineer #2 will get a promotion because he is a friend of director #1 4. This is a ship without the captain and without course. CEO where are you? Hey Vail!, Amazon is knocking in the door of your clients. Are you hearing that??? Sell your business before it's too late. Unfortunately, I just wasted my talent and time at this company.

CEO where are you?

May 31, 2020

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December 4, 2019

What is the company culture at Vail Systems?

Pros

- Interesting tech stack - Opportunities for Greenfield dev - Caring people, good training/mentoring - Great work/life balance - Free gym membership - Good snacks in the office - Company events - Relaxed work-from-home policy

Cons

- Split between suburban and West Loop office can make communication difficult - Some annoying legacy code - Could improve diversity on technical teams

Advice to Management

Expand the Chicago office, or do something to improve communication between the two offices.

Split between suburban and West Loop office can make communication difficult

December 4, 2019

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