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Tobii DynaVox Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Top Workplace in Pittsburgh"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tobii DynaVox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tobii Dynavox has been voted one of the Post-Gazette top workplaces back to back years (2016-2017) for good reason. The work is rewarding because of the impact it has on people, and the employees are passionate about it. Management seems to genuinely care about employee satisfaction. Very family-friendly culture: company outings, bring your kid to work day, flexible schedule and work environment, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do and not enough time or hands to do it. Salaries are fair but can't compete with the big guns (e.g. Google) or startups in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Don't extend the product portfolio beyond your resources


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good products need new management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Products are a real value to users

    Cons

    Management has no experience with a company this big

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  3. "Makes the world better"

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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 Tobii DynaVox full-time

    Pros

    Amazing products and mission making the world a better place through technology

    Cons

    Almost too global and wide-spread

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employment Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tobii DynaVox (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, awesome location. Casual work environment and everyone is extremely nice

    Cons

    Work could be somewhat boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Let a good thing slip away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA

    I worked at Tobii DynaVox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    We were providing voices to individuals who needed them by supplying them with communication devices. Providing a great service.

    Cons

    Careless merger of two companies. Tobii built up a solid team which made the company profitable and then destroyed it by taking over one of our competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let a good thing slip away!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (5)

    "Regional Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tobii DynaVox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people working with who really care about the people they help. They go above and beyond to help and be there for device users.

    Cons

    Didn't care about the sacrifices and overtime worked to do job. Dealing with the timelines of insurance. Company makes reps sign contracts saying company isn't responsible if something happens to the rep on the road. Very low commission for a medical device company.

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your roots of what made you a great company. President really cared about employees back in the day and that needs to be communicated currently.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Mistake from day one...."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lacked Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some very dedicated people that cared about the company.

    Cons

    Very bad senior management. Company lacked focus and direction.

    Advice to Management

    New Senior Management and renewed vision and focus.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "RSC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fulfilling work by helping those in need that do not have a voice

    Cons

    Low compensation and sales are dependent upon government funding

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation and improve healthcare benefits


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