Vaisala - Solid company with good benefits, but very frustrating environment. | Glassdoor
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"Solid company with good benefits, but very frustrating environment."

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Current Employee - Process Expert/Business Systems Analyst in Louisville, CO
Current Employee - Process Expert/Business Systems Analyst in Louisville, CO
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Treated very fairly as an employee
- Benefits are not spectacular but are above average
- The company intends to provide a good work environment and has good values

Cons

It is a very chaotic company. Processes are lacking and the business leadership to fix the problems is also lacking. This sometimes creates a very unfulfilling environment because it's difficult to accomplish what you want.

Other Employee Reviews for Vaisala

  1. "Great people and products. Processes way too cumbersome for the company to be agile."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vaisala Louisville is an engineering outpost of the mother company in Finland. As a separate entity, this location's people are very close and work well together. They take pride in their products and are very knowledgeable in a broad range of applications.

    Cons

    Communication between groups in the U.S. and Finland are difficult until personal on-on-one relationships are built - impossible when travel is frozen. Many VERY complex processes (established in Finland) to get things done makes even the smallest product change take far too much time and too many peoples' efforts. Major organizational changes have helped some projects, but crippled others. Product line maybe getting TOO diverse?

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the processes. Allow U.S. engineering some autonomy in their product development. Not every product needs to meet world-wide features/desires/requirements. Potentially run with a smaller subset of the product line, but tuned to U.S. markets?


  2. "Solid company that treats its employees well"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vaisala full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Encourages professional development
    Encourages collaboration across teams and across the company
    Supports working from home.
    Really try to live their company values

    Cons

    Because the HQ is in Helsinki, Finland there are sometimes disconnects between upper management there and the offices in North America

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