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Veson Nautical Overview

Boston, MA
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Veson Nautical provides commercial trading and risk management solutions to the maritime industry. For over 30 years, the world’s top owners, charterers, and operators have used Veson tools to drive their businesses forward. Since 2003, Veson’s Integrated ... Read more

Mission: To deliver superior solutions that empower our commercial maritime clients to identify new opportunities, proactively manage their business and make more profitable decisions.

Company Updates

  • BostInno featured the Veson Nautical Boston office in the OfficeEnvy column! Read about our awesome space and learn more about the exciting perks available to our employees here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMi7M

    Office Envy: Take a Cruise Through Veson Nautical's Boylston Office

    You might need to take Dramamine before stepping into the office of Veson Nautical, a company that provides software to maritime commercial management agencies. The fourth-floor office at 500 Boylston St. takes the meaning of nautical to a new level, with model ships and oceanic decor scattered around the space.

  • The rain didn't stop members of the Veson Boston office from having a great time at the 7th annual Boston TechJam! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMi7m

    Home - Boston TechJam

    If you attended BTJ, you got an opportunity to take their personality profile assessment for free! We had a good showing of people who did it and knowing the attendees of TechJam can you guess what the top two kinds of people there were? Promoters and Collaborators!

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Veson Nautical – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

We are a team of multi-cultural, multi-disciplined professionals that are dedicated to making our clients successful and charting a new, innovative course for the commercial marine industry.

We Nurture a Culture of Innovation

Veson Nautical employs a staff of extremely capable creators and innovators all focused on meeting the goals of our clients. We invest extensively in employee development and experience to maintain focus and enthusiasm. Customer experience is paramount. The Veson Nautical team is made up of a dynamic blend of engineers, artists, sailors, teachers, brokers, bankers, traders, consultants, and customer service experts. We are ready to serve you.

We Build Market-Leading Solutions

For 15 years, Veson Nautical has continuously redefined and raised the standard for innovation within commercial maritime software. We are propelled by a drive to develop the best solutions for the most complex problems, and we do so through close collaboration with the world’s leading buyers and sellers of freight. Through a constant reinvestment in our products, and a modern approach to software development, we deliver over 500 new features and solutions every year.

We Support a Vibrant Community

Our clients represent a vital piece of the vast network of global trade, unified in goal though diverse in practice. From the largest commodities traders in the world to a small, three-person commercial operator; from the world’s oldest shipowners to a new upstart chartering house; Veson Nautical is proud to partner with and deliver solutions for all members of the maritime community, regardless of size and scope. Every day, we help over 11,000 people at 270 of the world’s most innovative organizations drive the world’s economy forward.

Our values are core to who we are and how we do business every day. These principles reflect a way of life here at Veson Nautical and are a critical cornerstone of our success.

1. DO THE RIGHT THING

For clients, for colleagues, for community.

2. TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK

Drive quality, raise the standard.

3. MOVE FORWARD

Collaborate, innovate, deliver.

Perks & Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage for employees and their dependents
  • 100% of premiums for life, short-term, and long-term disability insurances
  • $250 per employee per year towards a Flexible Spending plan to cover eligible medical expenses
  • 401K retirement plan with a 4% match
  • Liberal vacation and time off policies
  • Annual fitness subsidy
  • Annual Day of Service: a paid day to volunteer for the charity of your choice
  • Veson contribution to a charity of the employee’s choice
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Catered lunches and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Cold brew on tap
  • Regular social gatherings and team bonding
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Family leave

Students possess a wealth of energy, intellectual curiosity, and entrepreneurship that is critical to our future success – as such, our internship program is an integral part of the Veson Nautical culture. Interns are given the autonomy to do their own work, experiment with new solutions, and impact the company in a meaningful way. Our selection process is rigorous, because we rely on our interns to produce real projects that are deployed in our products and used by clients.

Ready to join us?

At Veson Nautical, a driven family of innovators, creators, and leaders work together to chart the future of shipping.

We Love our People

Our people are our most vital resource. We are dynamic individuals inspired by our work, our clients, and each other. We are motivated by an insatiable drive to continuously improve.

We are dedicated to investment in our team, providing opportunities, resources, and trainings that help our employees bring their best to both their business and personal lives.

We’re Growing

Already the clear market leader in our space, we are voraciously expanding our global footprint and operations. We are looking for professional, purpose-driven people to join our team. When you join Veson Nautical, you will have a direct impact on marine freight – the complex and dynamic industry that underpins 90% of the world’s economy. You will tackle career-defining challenges, you will produce the best work of your life, and you will discover a passion not only for the solutions we provide the industry, but also for our company, our culture, and our people. Sound like fun? Say hello.

Veson Nautical Reviews

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    "Great Place to Start"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veson Nautical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing, Friendly, Understanding Work environment
    -Knowledge is everywhere if you are willing to look for it
    -Amazing client experiences.
    - Great place to start and grow out of college

    Cons

    -While you grow quickly here, there isn't a structure on promotions. Having a structure of goals to reach in order to receive a promotion would be nice

    Advice to Management

    -Work to create a structure based on employees interest to help with promotions

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Veson Nautical Interviews

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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Veson Nautical (Boston, MA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I had a very pleasant experience at the career fair. They treated me with respect, listened well, and recognized my Eagle Scout rank.

    A few days after the career fair I received an email from Human Resources asking to schedule a technical phone interview.

    I then met with a software developer manager over the phone and answered some object-oriented concept questions, data structure questions, and also talked about my experience and my projects. I also connected to the website sync.in, a collaborative notepad tool, where I was asked to code a function to shift letters over in a string, in a language of my choice.

    A few days after this first phone interview I received the good news that I had passed it and proceeded to a second phone interview. It was much like the first, and involved some design questions and two programming questions. Both were in C++, one being to reverse a string and the other being to find the second largest integer in an array of integers.

    Having done pretty well in both phone screens, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview. Veson paid for a round trip flight to Boston, and a hotel stay at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, a very nice place.

    The day of the in person interview, I went to the headquarters at 500 Boylston Street. It was in a beautiful, large building with ornate fountains and marble columns out front. The Veson offices on the fourth floor were very modern, well-stocked and a great environment to work in.

    That day, I interviewed with four people. The first was a member of the Quality Assurance department. I aced that interview, which involved talking through my resume, how I would test certain functions and going through some of my projects.

    I then met with a Human Resources Representative to talk through some behavior-based and typical HR questions.

    Next came the first of two technical interviews. I was asked to talk about some of my projects, then code a solution, in C++, to a problem involving the removal of spaces from a character array. Having done so, I proceeded to solve a brain teaser involving two robots and a flag on an infinite line of integers. I felt that this interview went pretty well.

    The final interview, and also what I believe prevented me from getting an offer, was technical in nature and we started into the problem immediately. I was asked to write an integer-to-string function, and in hindsight it was not very difficult and should not have taken me so long, but for one reason or another I stumbled here and took a while to solve it. While I did eventually get it, it was only after quite a bit of hints and it took way too long.

    I was sent home and told I would hear back in the coming days. I heard back a few days later and it was unfortunately a no. I regret my poor performance in that one interview and feel that it was within my grasp, but what's done is done. Hopefully you will have better luck than me! Good luck.

    Interview Questions

    • Write an integer-to-string function in C++.   1 Answer
    • Given two robots on an infinite line of integers, with a flag guaranteed to be between them, write a behavior for both robots to follow which will guarantee them to eventually meet. The robots can only "see" the position they are standing on, and can't remember anything. Also note that they can't tell if they are the leftmost or rightmost robot. They can tell if they are on the flag or the other robot. They may move right, move left, or wait.   1 Answer
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Veson Nautical Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2013
  • Small Business of the Year Honoree, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Pacesetters Honoree, Boston Business Journal, 2012
  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2011
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2013
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