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Tobii DynaVox Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to come in and work your ordinary schedule. There are interesting problems to solve. Location is great for lunchtime escapades.

    Cons

    It was clear at different times that you're just another head at a desk.


  2. "Pretty darn cool place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    atmosphere, compassion for clients, team work

    Cons

    in process, many things being revamped, could use more structure

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The individuals you work with on a daily basis is very rewarding.

    Cons

    The technology seemed dated compared to other devices that were out there, especially for children. In sales, you wear multiple hats - selling, customer service, insurance approval, etc. The Customer service piece can be very time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Customer service is critical. Should consider having Field Service reps to assist the customer base.


  4. "A once-great to be."

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Satisfying work. Most of the people there were good. it was a fun place to start my career.

    Cons

    Tough market conditions and poor choices/direction from upper management led to some noticeable belt tightening. Compensation and benefits not as competitive as it once was.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very far from what the company says it does."

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

    I worked at Tobii DynaVox full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable colleagues who really care about the people who use DynaVox products. Excellent opportunities for collaboration with other departments.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication from management--even less senior managers. Employees have no direction--or the direction changes every few days and what you had been working on never sees the light of day. When a decision is made by management it is often inexpiable. Office environment is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Treat your employees better if you want to retain some REALLY good people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Product, Poor Management and a Challenging market that makes it feel you are always climbing uphill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Broad Technology mix if you are a techie, Hardware, application development and web development so you have your pick of projects

    Cons

    Financial struggles because of a changing market led to poor management decisions and high turnover.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Formerly good company, products, and people but must return to former self to survive."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products that can really serve the non-verbal population with a means of communication. You can really make a difference in someone"s life.

    Cons

    Poor management at the top made poor decisions. Tripled sales force in less than 2 years and revenue plummeted. Took company public and stock went from $18 to around 10 cents in less than3 years (DVOX). Ran off most dedicated, experienced employees. Treated all with mis-trust

    Advice to Management

    Go back to serving the client and respecting the good workers and the numbers witll begin to take care of themselves. You ways of high control and greed have not worked.


  9. 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!)


  10. "good experience working here so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    offers career opportunities of employees

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are not great


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