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Valtech Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Normal work life balance (Less than 45hr weeks on avg) (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, very diverse, amazing travel opportunities (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management is not very transparent (in 7 reviews)

  • no work life balance in the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The Fawlty Towers Of I.T Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valtech is focused on some strong markets with good potential.

    Cons

    Management is leaving the Dallas office like the place is engulfed in flames!!

    I was a part of Delivery/staff augmentation and had less success than any position I have ever had. Sales people bring in a lot of numbers but nothing EVER comes out it as far as closes. It is all but impossible to make any money in this place. Client base is static and dwindling and absolutely no efforts are spent trying to open meaningful lines of revenue.

    Management is totally clueless and this fact is exploited by employees especially on the Sales/Marketing side. Their are no underlying processes or real structure and every day is a crap-shoot. There are a number of incompetent and/or totally unqualified people in key positions over Sales, Recruiting and Project Management who are huge deficits to any progress.
    This place is a Political landmine and everyone lives by the "I am first rule"
    Known issues are ignored and swept under the rug rather than resolved.

    There are ZERO repeatable processes and as someone pointed out results are never measured and mistakes are repeated. Sometimes it is like being stuck in limbo. There is NO PASSION in the Recruiting team and ONLY one person making any real money.

    Valtech has a lot of meetings and talks about finding ways to constantly improve but adhere to a strict "Head in the sand-Ignore it and it will go away' policy of apathy. Politically there is a "Us against them" mindset and everyone in Management has their own agenda with no regard for the employees.

    If you just want a place to draw a paycheck and watch a comedy of errors join Valtech.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment that truly rewards employees in both financial as well as personal rewards. Give people a real forum for open and honest communication and criticism without fear of some repercussion. Evaluate people by the quality of their work not the quantity. Focus on building new business that will provide REAL opportunity for people. Get rid of the people, processes and methods that do not ROI.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Very disorganized with backward processes, poor benefits, no bonuses and no growth potential."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some (although that number is going down fast) smart people that you can learn from. The NY office is in a cool location and if you live in the city, this is a convenient commute, not more than 5-10 minutes walk from major subway lines.

    The merger with the Texas based IT company Adea a few years ago has provided a little bit of financial stability.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke--very slow to respond to basic questions and concerns. Benefits keep getting trimmed.

    Serious lack of interesting work--the company is trying to be a digital agency and shake its IT consulting image, but it is quite a struggle to win clients because of our IT legacy and lack of creative skills.

    The management in NY is from Europe and they simply do not communicate well. For example, senior managers do not hold regular briefings to help you understand how you fit into the organizational goals--basic stuff.

    The lack of personal growth is a severe detriment--they are always in a budget crunch so forget about going to conferences or undertaking career development training.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Pay more attention to employee needs around benefits, personal growth. Invest in training and have team building events--quit worrying about your own (already generous) salaries when the employees get no bonuses. Communicate basic goals and how you hope to achieve them.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Depressing place to work; complete lack of creativity and energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place to chill and work on your resume as you find your next gig--the work has dried up so you'll have plenty of time.

    Cons

    Stuck in the 90s; absent HR and very poor communication from top leadership.
    Top people are leaving rapidly and it has been on death watch for three or four years now.
    It's not a digital agency and it's not a cutting edge IT shop--so what's the point here?
    Complete lack of energy at the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some visionaries and get rid of the non-performers. Communicate in a more transparent manner with employees and work harder to develop a more dynamic work culture.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Confused about what it wants to be; hemorrhaging good people, and clients are outraged"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valtech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some mild recognition in Europe, somewhat competitive pay--if you negotiate right. The work can be okay if you are able to navigate the political environment and serve as your own source of inspiration.

    Cons

    Valtech is an IT body shop masquerading as a "hybrid" digital agency--whatever that means.

    Founded in 1993, Valtech has been at a cross roads for so long that it makes you wonder what is up. Good employees are not sticking around to find out, however. The lack of leadership, exciting work, bonuses and decent benefits have caused several senior and key staff to leave in recent months.

    Valtech talks a good game about agile, but in reality the organization is more like an early 90s IT consulting monolith: The internal job titles--consultant, analyst, project manager--reflect the tech shop/IT mindset and it is loaded with middle management, and devoid of creative, strategic visionaries.

    There is shockingly little communication from senior management about the state of the union, and collaboration between the various "global" offices is non-existent. Information is siloed and management (in Europe and US) does not understand digital.

    The NY office, which was established to expand the digital practice, is run by European transplants who do not get the U.S digital market. The company's own digital branding is all over the map (over a dozen websites, blogs, social media accounts)--they don't know the basics of social media and digital engagement.

    The creative and delivery aspects are so poor that even formerly loyal clients have lost patience and have switched to other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the basics of communication. Inspire and engage staff. Figure out how to retain top performers and get more creative and strategic minded folks on board.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Once was, but now is not, and may never be again."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bonita Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bonita Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility in working arrangements and pays well.

    Cons

    Not able to function like a real company. One half of Valtech thinks it's a staffing company, and the other thinks its a delivery company, and Valtech international wants it to be a CMS and marketing support company. Its not really an Agile company any more, I doubt most of upper management even knows what Agile is really about.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good technical skills, good place to learn, good coworkers, sometimes upper management is not as good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Middle management is very good, open communication and takes employees wishes into consideration. Coworkers are very sharp and it is a good place to learn and grow technically.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management makes large blunders that affect the whole company. Seems to be getting better. Also sometimes you may be loaned out to other companies to pay the bills.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Career growth is too less"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer moderate salary and benefits
    Technical consulting with sales exposure possibility

    Cons

    No communication between higher management and employees
    No better way of sharing the knowledge between people in different geography
    No processes for improving the work environment but processes to contend people
    Sales involvement with developers is too much
    Too demanding to deliver with out planning properly
    Unprofessional people are out there in all departments, especially sales, HR. They lie, they talk bad words and many more....

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have a proper strategy and planning to help everyone inside the company first before helping the customers


  9. Helpful (8)

    "An impersonal company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No interference or checkups from Valtech.

    Cons

    No or very limited support from Valtech.

    Advice to Management

    No matter how small your contract is support all employees the same.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Awful, just plain awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with a variety of clients - when there was work to do. Some great colleagues, all of whom now moved on to better companies.

    Cons

    Never a raise or bonus, totally incompetent management at all levels, complete lack of focus, no support for on-the-ground practitioners, no clue what agile means, no clue how to sell agile services, total lack of respect for the people doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fake reviews! Shilling for yourselves is shameful and displays all of the traits that make Valtech a terrible place to work. Instead of making up fairy tales, devote your energies to improving the business and treating all employees with dignity and respect.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "On a good wave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with really big clients like Chanel, Nike and Credit Suisse
    You have a voice, because the organization is still small

    Cons

    lots of work
    Sometimes a bit unstructured

    Advice to Management

    Help us get the tools we need to perform better


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