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Vermont Information Processing Overview

Colchester, VT
201 to 500 employees
1972
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
VIP is a leader in providing innovative business solutions to the beverage industry, and has been since 1972. VIP has a commanding market share of over 50% among beer distributors nationally, and a growing number of independent Pepsi and soda bottlers are using the VIP Beverage ... Read more

Mission: Rule One: When dealing with a customer, a supplier, or an employee, do what is "right" in each situation.

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Vermont Information Processing – Why Work For Us?


VIP was founded in 1973 as a data collection and processing company. VIP keyed clients’ sales from paper invoices into a computer and provided clients with summarized sales reports. As computers became more affordable to individual businesses, VIP expanded its own in-house software and sold the product as the VIP Route Accounting System.

As a specialist in the beverage industry, VIP has developed a complete software package that is second to none in meeting the specific needs of beverage distributors/bottlers. VIP has developed solutions for all three tiers of the beverage industry. In 2002, VIP started developing software solutions for suppliers.  VIP currently collects data and provides solutions for over 100 suppliers.

Over the years, VIP’s technological and business solutions for beverage distributors expanded to include:  a complete financials package; PDA handhelds and other mobile devices for sales reps, drivers, and merchandisers; innovative applications for Warehouse Management Systems such as automated truck loading, voice picking, and task management; iDIG sales analysis tools; electronic report capture, email, and retrieval; and Cloud Solution.

Supplier Services have grown to include data collection, data hosting, data delivery, sales reports tool, product finder, data cleansing, and price collections for Wal-Mart VMP.

Key events in VIP's history include:

  • 1990: Constructed and moved into a 32,000 square foot. building in Colchester, Vermont. The building is fully owned and solely occupied by VIP and an on-site, subsidiary childcare center.
  • 1995: Introduced Palm sales application.
  • 2001: Installed First Cloud Solution distributor.
  • 2001: Signed first Supplier Services collections customer, Heineken USA. 
  • 2002: Boston Beer and Guinness signed as Supplier Services customers. 
  • 2003: Acquired Micro Vane Route Accounting System (dBEV).
  • 2004: Launched outlet data cleansing service to complement data collection for Supplier Services.
  • 2004: Launched VIP EDI Hub with initial projects with Wal-Mart for Advance Ship Notices and Food Lion for Pre-delivery Notices.
  • 2005: Acquired WCS Route Accounting System.
  • 2010: Opened support branch in North Carolina.
  • 2011: Signed 100th SRS customer.
  • 2012: First iOS application approved, now includes Mobile Order Entry, iDIG Mobile, and Survey Application 
  • 2013: Over 50% of Beverage customers on the Cloud. 
  • 2013: VIP Cloud service successfully moved to the Markley Group in Boston, MA. 
  • 2015: Acquired BDN collections from Nielsen

IBM Partnership

VIP is a Solutions Provider for IBM. When choosing solutions providers, IBM selects software companies with excellent products and fine reputations. We are proud of this affiliation with IBM and consider it a mark of distinction.

For you, there are many advantages in using IBM hardware. You get the best equipment in the industry and you are guaranteed first-rate service. Because we work with a limited number of hardware products, VIP employees know them well and make sure you take advantage of all of their built-in features.

In addition, we always receive new hardware that IBM produces and test it before deciding whether or not it is practical for our customers.

The combination of IBM hardware and VIP software will give you the total solution to your data processing needs.

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

Are you ready to love your job? Because when you work at VIP, it’s pretty likely you’ll look forward to coming to work in the morning. The people are great. The work is interesting and challenging. There’s a healthy work-life balance. And you’ll get to work closely with our customers and see all the good that we’re doing for the beverage industry.

WE’VE GOT EACH OTHER’S BACKS

Lots of companies talk about team, but at VIP, it’s immediately obvious that everyone is pulling for one another. Whether it’s building comradery on the basketball court or hockey rink, or its helping each other to solve complex issues, the atmosphere at VIP is one of friendship, collaboration, and achievement.

 
DRIVEN BY INNOVATION, CONSUMED WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

If you don’t already have a passion for the beverage industry, you will once you work at VIP for a little while. We get to know our customers really well, and we’re constantly thinking of new ways to help them. Our innovations solve important problems for them and are helping to transform the way beverages are made, bought, moved, and sold in this country.

YOU ARE THE OWNER

As an employee-owned company, everyone who works here has a stake in VIP’s long-term success. It’s a big reason why we have such low turnover and high morale. People are invested in the company and each other.

GET READY TO LEARN

Working at VIP is a fast-paced experience where you’ll constantly grow and learn new things. Despite being a large company, VIP has an entrepreneurial culture where employees are given a lot of responsibility from the get-go. You’ll have a real opportunity to become an expert in your field in a short amount of time.

PITCHING IN TO HELP

VIP employees are always looking for ways to improve our team and contribute to our community at the same time. Groups of people regularly participate in events like the Harpoon Point to Point race, the Vermont Penguin Plunge, the Kelly Brush Century Ride, Switchback’s Ride for the Lake, the 5K Doggie Fun Run, and the Vermont Heart Walk.


When you work here, you can rest assured that you’ll be a valued member of a team that works closely with our clients to solve critical problems and improve the way their businesses function and succeed.

VIP has been in business for more than 40 years and is a financially solid company with a positive, healthy, and upbeat work environment. The company was also named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for 2017. Benefits include:

  • Health & vision insurance
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • 401k and profit sharing,
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flex spending accounts
  • On-site child care center
  • On-site fitness center
  • Discounted EDGE Sports & Fitness Membership
  • Paid time off

Unless otherwise stated, please upload your cover letter, salary requirements and resume by clicking here for employment consideration. All full-time job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening. Please contact careers@vtinfo.com if you have any questions.

Vermont Information Processing Reviews

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    I have been working at Vermont Information Processing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good people
    - really strong company financials and stewards to keep us on the same path
    - slow, steady growth over a long period with calculated risks
    - flexible for those that earn it
    - employee owned so the profits come back to us
    - fast paced work that changes over time
    - continuous improvement is aimed for
    - pretty solid benefits
    - family friendly - good work/life balance

    Cons

    - flat org leads to confusion and messiness in middle layer over lack of clarity on responsibilities
    - often still thinks more like a small company
    - no dental
    - prioritize engineering over implementation workarounds and extra processes

    Advice to Management

    - communicate management decisions more often. Show that you're helping steer the ship.
    - evolve and modernize our culture and norms faster

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Vermont Information Processing Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vermont Information Processing.

    Interview

    Interview with 4~ managers after taking an IQ/pattern matching test. Apparently I did well. Standard interview with a mix of technical questions on how I would approach different situations. Whiteboard session with surprisingly basic questions.

    Also took a drug screening test, as is common.

    Interview Questions

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Vermont Information Processing Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Vermont, Vermont Business Magazine, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for in Vermont, Vermont Business Magazine, 2017

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