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VIZIO Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Profit Sharing (assuming VIZIO is profitable) (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people, fun events, awesome products (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • fast-paced work environment, Hard to keep you work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Extremely fast paced work environment, CEO is a bit lost and disconnected from the company, not competitive on pay or benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good brand but hard work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Team
    Former Employee - Sales Team
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VIZIO full-time

    Pros

    Good brand and lots of employee perks. Benefits were on par to industry and bonuses were paid out on time and in full. Great team members and everyone is willing to work hard

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very micromanaged and ever changing environment. This is not a 9-5 job and you are "on call" all of the time.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Indecisive leadership."

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

    I worked at VIZIO full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Employees are very nice and friendly. Could be a good company if properly managed. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Indecisive management and lag of leadership. Lots of disconnect between different teams. Top focus leadership leaving hardworking lower tear employees worry about their job constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Review employees performance properly, get rid of useless people instead...

  3. Helpful (2)

    "VIZIO IS SINKING FAST"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VIZIO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location close to freeway and Spectrum for shopping and lunch.
    Company provides snacks and workout area
    Company provides bagel and doughnuts once week

    Cons

    Poor communication from Executives.
    Mixed signals from executive management, in November there were lay offs and a couple of weeks later many were promoted. Since then many cost cutting initiatives and more lay offs only to hear about more executive promotions.
    VP was re-hired, this person has resigned two times and rehired, most recently two weeks ago which now VIZIO has two people holding a VP title in the same dept. Doesn’t make sense how can VIZIO save money when TWO people hold the same title and they are running sales for a company that doesn’t have any sales right now.
    COO does not interact, motivate, or lead a cheer during any of the company meetings. Seems to me many hardworking people are losing their jobs and this guy just sits back and blames others for failures and continues to lay off workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a capable COO that can motivate and earn trust with employees otherwise employees are only going to do enough work to not get fired.


  4. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VIZIO full-time

    Pros

    The best part of VIZIO is definitely the people. The VIZIO team is made up of extremely talented and friendly people who always had your back. Coworkers became like family both in and outside of the office. Beyond the team, VIZIO is a great opportunity for young talent, early in their careers. VIZIO is one of the few large corporations with a start-up feel, granting those early in their career with incredible responsibility and visibility with the executive team. The opportunity to make an impact is there if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Part of VIZIO's business plan is that it operates very lean and efficiently, meaning they often times you will be tasked with much more than what is listed in the job description. This can be a bit overwhelming but also an opportunity to learn more about different aspects of the business and different skills.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to remember to give positive feedback to foster growth within the company.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Sales Department"

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company:
    - Profit sharing (quarterly)
    - Nice campus / great location (close to the Spectrum + tons of apartment communities)
    - Gifts (when you hit milestones for being there for X years)

    Sales:
    - If you're willing to stay late and be "on call" on the weekends, you'll move up very quickly. Favoritism plays a large part in whether or not you succeed on the sales team.
    - Pay is pretty competitive with market and Orange County average.

    Cons

    Sales:
    - Managers are a complete JOKE: no previous management experience. They don't know how to effectively manage a team.
    - Upper management doesn't have time to hear you out or fix what's broken. They don't take constructive feedback very well and don't know how to cultivate a functional team.

    Companywide:
    - HR has no say on how to improve employees' concerns; therefore no change ever takes place.

    Simply put, everything is falling apart here. Sales Management & C-level have no outlook or plan on how to improve sales. Echoing a previous review, the turnover rate in the C-suite is unbelievable — more than 50% quit. This was also mirrored in the management level and below (analysts). Upper-Management team doesn't know how to provide effective and constructive feedback nor do they know how to mentor members who are looking to grow and learn. There's pretty much no growth opportunities within the team.

    If any of these things matter to you (growth, culture, great managers/mentors, etc), I suggest you look elsewhere. Otherwise, it's a "biggish name" on your resume if you are looking to get into the Consumer Electronics industry.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management team needs to be "refreshed". With the current management team, there will be no improvement and VIZIO will continue declining and become less relevant. Furthermore, the turnover rate will continue to rise (even though upper management doesn't think so). Times may be really rough right now, but you need to be realistic and honest with your team all while being motivational and more (physically) present. Instead of staying in your offices all day, come out and sit in the open office and be there with your team working on these issues together. Find out what their challenges are and help them overcome them.

    If you choose to promote people without previous management experience, please reinforce that they must gain some credibility like classes on how to manage a team. Just because an individual does exceptionally well, it doesn't mean that they are ready to be a manager of a team.


  6. "fast-paced work environment, good bonus!"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VIZIO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people work with and great profit sharing.

    Cons

    fast-paced work environment, Hard to keep you work life balance.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Avoid at all costs."

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

    I worked at VIZIO full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office in Irvine, fair salary and benefits, talented and hardworking co-workers and junior managers.

    Cons

    Unprepared senior management with little empathy for the well being of the employees they manage. VIZIO is, by all indications, on the steep and downward decline and senior management would rather do mass firings and gut already overworked business units than ideate on making actual much needed strategic pivots. The TV industry is quickly becoming commoditized and senior decision makers have NOT shown the ability to stay competitive via differentiating product features or developing new product lines. Instead, an enormous amount of pressure is being put on the lower levels of the organizational structure to do more and more work with less and less security or reward. Hours are long and morale is low.

    Obviously, layoffs and restructurings are an expected part of any successful business reclamation project, but VIZIO runs so lean that the those who remain are faced with massive workloads. Employees from certain departments were already putting in 10-11 hour days before those business units were literally cut in half as part of a massive recent round of layoffs... just 3 days before Thanksgiving, at that.

    Little thought went in to the individual lives of the employees impacted -- some had been with the company for years and years. At least one had just been hired three weeks prior and had turned down other offers to come. Many had young families. Few were even remotely prepared for the possibility of being let go.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying solely on finding costs to cut and start being more strategic with the direction of the brand before its too late. A company can only run so lean! And above all else, start putting some value in your employees before the talent that still remains moves on to happier pastures.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Disruptor No More"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central location in Irvine, on-site amenities (small gym and workout classes)

    Cons

    Management stuck in the past: structured to disrupt an industry, not adapt to it. Lots of manual work and procedures. Company is structured to run lean, with many positions performing multiple roles...but headcount has just been reduced?

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Falling Apart QUICK!!"

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

    I have been working at VIZIO full-time

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Profit Sharing (assuming VIZIO is profitable)
    -Great office location

    Cons

    -No clear direction
    -Poor Leadership from Executive team
    -Terrible managers
    -Everyone was laid off and planning on leaving
    -No growth Opportunities

    VIZIO is as a crossroads with their strategic plans for 2018. Lots of young leadership that has no real work experience with extreme micromanagement tendencies only doing things the "VIZIO" way. Has worked at VIZIO and seemed to have been promoted based on seniority vs. merit and professionalism. VIZIO can't seem to get out of their own way and will be the ultimate downfall of the company. Senior executives are not on the same page and seem to be working with their own agenda trying to save themselves. No clear directly and extremely disorganized.

    More than 50% of the chief staff quit earlier in the year and VIZIO recently did layoffs. Now whomever is left standing is looking at new opportunities. Would not recommend ANYONE to come here especially since your job might be at risk as the company goes under. We even hired someone for 2 weeks to lay them off!!

    Work life balance doesn't exist here especially because we are struggling in our fight to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop working in Silos and listen to whatever staff you have left. Do something to keep the talent you have left otherwise they will leave. Come up with a plan and make changes.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Chaos, favoritism and lack of growth after company decided to launch terrible products that costed millions of customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual workers are good people, struggling to keep a good environment. Company has nice and just renewed buildings, although not enough restrooms that can become a war scene at times

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs and complete lack of direction affects our moral and ability to help succeed. With no appealing products, company has been loosing its outlets (go visit Costco and look for vizio tvs, for example) and customers. The outlook is worse as possible

    Advice to Management

    Drop the ego, assume your mistakes, take responsibility, acknowledge people’s efforts and recover this mess. In my team, whoever hasn’t yet been layoff is now looking for opportunities outside


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