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Updated September 1, 2017
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Valtech Président-Directeur Général Sebastian Lombardo
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Pros
  • Normal work life balance (Less than 45hr weeks on avg) (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people, very diverse, amazing travel opportunities (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Cheap company, upper management I think come from government offices (in 8 reviews)

  • Lack of project understanding by senior management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Valtech Plano"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, creative company, flexible schedule, good benefits.

    Cons

    Salary increases have been slow to happen, to not happening at all, in the past but that is changing with new administration.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sold a Bill of Goods that Didn't Exist"

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

    I worked at Valtech full-time

    Pros

    Not a ton come to mind

    Cons

    Mgmt does not understand the commoditized service offerings they are competing against...C-Suite and Mgmt do not hold each other accountable for lack of growth. Would rather push down to next layer and below...Was sold a bill of goods that didn't exist.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place. I left for other reasons outside the company.

    Cons

    Was pulled between two managers and thrown to the fire to start.

    Advice to Management

    Have one main supervisor for a employee.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Aimless offshore factory"

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a handful of sharp developers and analysts.

    Cons

    Everyone in the USA with chops left voluntarily or their role was offshored. Worst culture I've ever been a part of. It'll make you think: should I go see a therapist now? If you're a developer, run for the hills and thank me later. If you're a designer, get ready to use lipstick on the pig.

    This place uses h1b folks hostage in the most unethical and dirty way possible. If you're a leader get ready to cut people who have done nothing but perform phenomenally.

    From the top down, everyone is an empire builder. The CEO pumps his wife's company in town halls!

    Advice to Management

    Resign. You are all clueless as to what sells in the market and have zero technical chops to figure it out.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Review of Valtech US/NYC"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Super-talented and friendly co-workers.

    * Excellent cultural diversity.

    * Opportunity to work with and learn a lot of different technologies in a short period of time.

    * Unlike many firms, middle management at Valtech (i.e., the practice leads) are themselves senior-level technologists, not just professional managers. They're very willing to listen and offer help whenever needed. In this regard, Valtech ranks #1 among the places I've worked.

    Cons

    * Employment at Valtech is very precarious. As other reviewers have noted, clients run the show and it's not uncommon (even if you are full-time) to be released if your project finishes and there's a lull in new work. Take special caution if you are considering joining Valtech US as an immigrant: Valtech has demonstrated that it will not hesitate to cut you loose to save a buck, even if it creates a residency crisis for you.

    * The NYC office is basically a stylized boiler room, which will be sold to you as chic and trendy. Massively open-plan, with zero privacy, it can be very hard to focus and concentrate -- and God help you if you need to take a client call and are unable to secure one of the limited number of conference rooms. Upper management constantly plies a tone-deaf narrative along the lines of "we all come together here and magic happens", although the reality is much bleaker.

    * No or minimal opportunity for things like trainings or conferences, at least on the technical side.

    * The ratio of genuinely interesting & innovative projects to boring, grind-house projects is quite low. Even if you start out on a cool project, chances are before long you'll segue into body-shop land.

    * Highly asymmetrical risk/reward profile. Upper management seems to expect way more loyalty and dedication than they show to their staff. Although not terrible, compensation is average at best: Average pay, average benefits, average holidays, and -- as other reviewers have noted -- zero bonuses. Even if you work yourself to the bone for Valtech, as the highly-talented staff often does, your best outcome is that you _won't_ get laid off. Despite all this, upper management continues to advance a vision that, somehow, Valtech will become #1.

    Advice to Management

    Given Valtech's European roots, consider investing the firm's US operations with a more European work ethic, such as giving more time off and providing staff with more opportunities to have real skin in the game.

    Also: Please stop with the endless Town Halls. (Senior leadership periodically forces staff to endure the cruelty of listening to anywhere from one to three hours of vapid corporate doublespeak, even as it's evident to anyone paying attention that it's a drawn-out, enervating exercise of re-arranging the Titantic's deck chairs.)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valtech full-time

    Pros

    Worked with very smart people.

    Cons

    Too much travel for my taste.


  7. "Very nice company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for

    Cons

    no work life balance in the company

  8. "Great Company Culture"

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

    Pros

    Genuinely enjoy being part of the team I am on!

    Cons

    The on-boarding process isn't smooth


  9. "Full of Opportunity"

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

    Pros

    An established company rooted in European values is making its mark in the United States with offices in New York, Chicago and Dallas. That provides a ton of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Still defining its methodology and processes.


  10. "Lots of potential and opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Tremendous potential with an impressive list of clients with a large global footprint. Top management committed to the success of the business. Rewards good performers with new opportunities.

    Cons

    Rapid growth that requires frequent reorganizations and other operational improvements. Need to build better collaboration between offices both locally and across the globe.

    Advice to Management

    Identify key performers and continue to help them succeed. They are the future leaders that will ensure revenue growth is met with successful project executions.


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