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  1. "Great Product, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowing that disabled children (especially) are (often) being given their first opportunity to communicate clearly with their parents. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    Stark lack of leadership at all levels. Distinct lack of vision, products are being undercut steeply by competition that just a few years ago didn't seem to exist. Employee morale not even taken into consideration. Interdepartmental communication is functionally nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    TALK to your employees. MORALE really does mean something in the workplace. It's HUGE, actually, but start with baby steps...


  2. "Doesn't care about its employees or customers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company to work for - wonderful products that met a need, smart people, forward looking product plan. Now management is only concerned about the bottom line.

    Cons

    Since the company went public, it's gone downhill very rapidly. Salaries are not competitive; there seems to be absolutely no interest in keeping their employees or customers. and morale is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Start making an effort to develop new products, but support your customers and make an effort to appease your disgruntled employeesl

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful company destroyed by a Board that is asleep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The products truly help people. Some staff nice.

    Cons

    All decisions are made by the CEO. Managers are not provided with the proper information to complete their jobs. They CANNOT seem to successfully develop new products. What should be fast releases take years and are filled with bugs. And the culture (starting from the top) is horrendous. There is a climate of fear and mistrust.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors: step up to your responsibilities. The company has lost almost all value yet you seem to do NOTHING. You and the CEO have destroyed a wonderful company. (Just check the stock price!)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Knew I made a mistake within 2 weeks of employment"

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

    I worked at Tobii DynaVox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool technology, decent options for advancement only because they were growing faster than they should have given the market changes. Hence why they went bankrupt.

    Cons

    Unethical company, poor training, arrogant management, NO regard for the clients or employees.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Mistake from day one...."

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    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tobii DynaVox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are amazing! Have the patients best interest at heart. Product does amazing things for users. Managers have awesome ideas and do their best to help employees with a good work life balance.

    Cons

    President is so out of touch with staff. She is arrogant and doesn't listen to the staff or managers. She hides information, is not honest and has no credibility with the US team. President does not I still the TOBII culture with those in NA.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at the president. You have employees that will give you everything they have got. You are losing them and with that the strength of the NA market.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, employees care about who they help and what they do for the customers

    Cons

    You are not cared about as an employee from the higher ups. It starts from the top, and the top couldn't care less. You are literally a number. Lots of negativity and office politics, back stabbing, etc, not a lot of advancement opportunity. A lot of turnover and unhappy managers, which translates into unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to lose all your good employees! Train management (including executive level and HR!) on how to properly address and treat/retain their employees. Treat them as they matter, and they will make all the difference.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Over Promise, Under Deliver"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Strong financial backing ensures competitive product development and strong presence in the market.

    Company continues to make strides in a difficult industry.

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect with what is happening in the field and senior management. There just isn't enough inside knowledge at the top. There is a lot of talent but senior management is suffering from insufficient experience in a very specialized industry.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should really spend more time in the field and understand the culture of their customers instead of focusing so much on the business of business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can feel good about the product and services the company offers.

    Cons

    Senior management seems indifferent to the company and staff.


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