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"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?

Other Employee Reviews for Vaisala

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vaisala full-time

    Pros

    Great Products and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Working with product managers and other parties in Finland is challenging. Lack of training for new positions. All training is done by the employee on there own


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A profitable, technologically innovative company that takes business ethics and employee welfare seriously."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vaisala full-time

    Pros

    Market leading technology and expertise. Focused on delivering value to customers, shareholders and employees.

    Cons

    HQ in Helsinki means limited opportunities to progress outside Finland.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in business performance is required to deliver true performance driven management.

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