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Radiant Vision Systems Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. "Great coworkers, good company, rewarding work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture - smart people, passionate, doing innovative and interesting work. Management listens and is responsive. Nice balance between corporate parent (stability) but still a small-company sense of community. Work hard and have fun. Growth industry with exciting prospects for the future, working with some of the world's leading brand names and cutting-edge technologies. I've been on board for 9 months and I love my team and coworkers, find the work I'm doing fulfilling with opportunities to help shape the nature of projects. If you want your efforts to actually make a difference (not just be a cog in a giant machine) and be challenged to do your best work, Radiant is the place! Good location in downtown Redmond also means lots of options for food, convenient shopping, free/easy parking, etc.

    Cons

    some aspects of the company are still a bit un-developed (e.g., process maturity) but the company is aware of and working towards top effectiveness in operations, product dev etc. (e.g., adopting 5S)


  2. "Terrible company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Individuals have a high degree of autonomy in their day to day work.

    Cons

    • Compensation is terrible

    • Old and outdated technology. There’s little opportunity to learn new things.

    • The work environment is very chaotic. There’s a complete lack of structure and processes.

    • Radiant does not have a culture of quality. Fixing bugs and improving customer experience are not a priority. Software that's shipped to customers is untested and sometimes simply doesn't work.

    • Company culture does not value innovation or personal growth. Management is very risk averse and prefers to maintain status quo.

    • Lack of communication between managers and their subordinates

    • High employee turnover

    • Low employee morale

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It was ok!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen, company events, free parking, relaxed working environment, good health insurance, great 401k match and friendly leadership.

    There are quite a few reviews complaining of the senior management. In 2015 this company was purchased by Konica Minolta, and a long with that change came new leadership. I never felt like management was incompetent, displayed favoritism, or bullied me.

    Cons

    Old technology, bland environment, non-competitive compensation, cubicles, low career growth, flimsy design approaches and poor collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitively, invest in newer technologies, explore more lively work-space organization, and look into new work flow approaches that pronounce structure and collaboration. The cubicles often left me feeling very detached from everyone.

    Radiant Vision Systems Response

    May 17, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your comments! We appreciate your taking time to provide feedback - Input from our employees, current and former, is valuable and helps us with continual improvement of the business. We... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are helpful and are ones that get the job done around here. Free parking.

    Cons

    Incompetent management that constantly humiliates and terrorizes staff. Insecure manager drives good and talented workers away and work gets piles onto the remaining staff. Long hours and poor pay. High turn over.

    Radiant Vision Systems Response

    Jun 28, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    We appreciate your taking the time to provide your feedback. Your review does not mention when you worked for Radiant, but there have been several changes to the organization since we were acquired... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from this company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The one positive thing I can say is that the employees, the only people who actually get anything done around here, are great. A lot of smart, driven individuals.

    Cons

    The management, especially top management, makes this a miserable place to work. All they worry about is the bottom line. The CEO is a horrible human being and has no issue making everyone around him feel like small worthless nothings. The executives reporting to him are no better and act like he's their god.

    This is hands down the worst place I have ever worked. Please look for employment elsewhere. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let others who know how to manage people come in and turn this place around.


  6. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment we people who really care about the work that they do and the customers they work with. Everything is really helpful, and willing to answer any questions.

    Cons

    A remote work location, with limited options for lunch out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be inclusive


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Started ok, ended poorly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting tech, and smart people all around.

    Cons

    Poor pay, Management is awful and constant verbal humiliation.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and treat your employee's right, or they will go other places where they are more welcome and treated right.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot
    Small company if you like to learn many things and get out for a carer
    Growing company but risky

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive
    Favoritism for a select few
    No real growth vs just more of the same work and you need to be one of the favorites
    Leaders believe they should pay on who is risky to lose. If you're new you have no real chance.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should learn from Gravity CEO. He feels he shouldn't make millions when his team is barely making enough to comfortably live. pay your engineers and your team not just yourself and your favorites In the end your FULL team makes you successful


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is small, nimble and growing. Lots of opportunity to significantly affect the results. Great mix of physics, software and machines. Challenging projects and talented co-workers. Industry leader.

    Cons

    No cons. It's not perfect, but what is? Management is committed to continual improvement and figuring it out. A small company with growing pains is not for everyone but works for me.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Not a place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Radiant Vision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are immersed in many different tasks, everyday you will be doing many different things. This is a great place to gain experience, but it is not a place to build a career. Look at the other reviews below to see why.

    Cons

    Turnover is very high, a testament to the work place culture and environment you are surrounded in. Most people will be newly graduated students from physics or math. The supply of these students graduating more than fills the demand from turnover.

    The pay is well below the average pay of your job in the greater Redmond/Seattle area.

    Culture and values of the company are nonexistent. Management constantly drills in the need to win at any cost. Morales and integrity do not exist, the end goal is how much money you can make with each and every transaction.

    Advice to Management

    Management is quite indifferent to the overall workforce. A personable, more relatable management would do wonders to boost company morale and instill confidence in the workforce.


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