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Vantage Labs Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA

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

    Pros

    proximity, great drive, take no prisoners attitude

    Cons

    salary, environment, growth potential, employee relations

    Advice to Management

    increase lunchtime and salaries

    Vantage Labs Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to review Vantage and thank you for the suggestions. We are always looking for ways to make Vantage an even better company to work for and do business with.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Are you kidding?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    never found any on the "Learning" side.

    Cons

    too many to list. This place is a sales-mill.

    Advice to Management

    replace the guy who calls himself "CEO of Vantage Learning" with someone who isn't bipolar. Totally out of ideas so uses verbal abuse and intimidation to sales staff in meetings and on floor....people there don't follow him, they fear him. Exact opposite of good management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment!"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Yardley, PA

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities, the benefit is good in that area but is average in the similar industry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more job related training or supply allowance for ebooks/books, etc.


  4. "Decent compensation, family atmosphere, mostly disorganized environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good family atmosphere. Decent compensation. Excellent exposure to changing technologies.

    Cons

    Far from the metro Phila. area. Difficult to get to the office in winter storms and tyrannical office managers. Flat management structure compared to other similar sized companies I worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to extend flexibility to your managers, and don't be ashamed to reap the benefits from doing so.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company that is positioned to do great things."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yardley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is little micro-management, if any. Most of the people are very intelligent and do good work. The company has some interesting technology patents and has a lot of potential for future growth. Hard work is recognized and often rewarded.

    Cons

    The environment isn't structured enough for some people - they need more hand-holding than the company expects, and that could be frustrating to watch. Some expectations can be set too high, and the company does not offer Cost Of Living Adjustment pay increases (they do performance raises, annual bonuses, and promotions - however, it is not given to everyone or guaranteed to anyone - you have to earn it, which isn't always bad, but can be frustrating at times). Also, communication is not always clear from management in terms of current events and expectations. Finally, the CEO has a great vision for the company, but some of the high-level management is not well-aligned - this can cause frustration at times.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more accountability with managers for employee retention and performance.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Outside sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    not very many good things

    Cons

    no support in field, won't let you run a territory, no trade shows it goes on and on, run.

    Advice to Management

    your not selling copiers you are selling education solutions, need to give your people more than 6 months to develop territory.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No Raises"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Yardley, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a decent job with decent coworkers. Not bad hours. Flexibility. As long as you can take the initiative, setting up a good team is not very difficult to do.

    Cons

    The company does not give any raises, nor any bonuses, and they are very shady about promotions or opportunities within their own company. Want to move up? Better find a new job at a new company.

    Advice to Management

    RAISES. PROMOTIONS. OPPORTUNITIES.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Come In, learn a thing or two. Leave quickly!"

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment offers you the ability to learn a lot in a short period of time. There's free food once a quarter. All employees are in the same boat, so you have lots to talk about, even on day one.

    Cons

    What boat is that? The fact that you are absurdly underpaid, you will never get a raise, nor cost of living adjustment, their mileage rate is almost half the government's, there is too much work for your understaffed department, so-and-so employee is leaving/just left and they're not going to backfill their (business-critical) position for at least 6 months while they look for the cheapest candidate. Morale is negligible... the only ones who have it are the ones that just started, and they lose it within the first few months.

    "Communications from management about important issues and changes?" *Laugh* You should always have a box under your desk, just in case you need to move yourself to a new office 5 miles away without any notice or assistance.

    This place is literally a revolving door for employees. I can't remember a single week where it wasn't somebody's last day, or somebody wasn't fired for not meeting their impossible-to-meet sales quota. But if you're in senior management, don't worry, you'll never get fired regardless of how incompetent you are.

    Advice to Management

    Be brave and fire those in your upper management that have no business running anything other than the coffee machine. Fix your compensation plan... all of it. Have a plan in place to *proactively* hire support staff, as opposed to waiting until you're being crushed to start the 6-month process.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No respect, no respect at all."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of the employees are good, competent people.
    Depending on the year it may be in a good location.
    If you know a higher-up you might be able to get a job doing something you have no experience or skills with.
    Free coffee

    Cons

    No raises, unless you get a promotion, but even then it's not guaranteed. The fun part is that they'll tell you that you're getting one even though they know the owner of the company will never let it go through.
    Poor benefits and pay.
    Unless you're on sales, prepare to have the company not pay any attention to you.
    People who do work seem to get fired more often than people who don't.
    The free coffee may horribly burn you.

    Advice to Management

    There are three kinds of people at Vantage. The first won't pay any mind to anything bad about the company. The second kind already know all this and are trying to leave. The third are sticking around to make some money and to watch the company slowly fail.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "lack of management or purpose, everyone seemed more eager about leaving company than staying and building a career"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Newtown, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company concept is engaging and morally rewarding, and certain aspects can bring employee sense of pride in this new age education system

    Cons

    bit of a disparity between company contributors and bottom shelf. clear divide between those that will make the money and a difference and those that are easily expendable, and company makes no attempt to blur or encourage these tiers to interact. Overall, employees seem pretty unenthused about work

    Advice to Management

    more structure and training for new employees, with orientation of systems and detailed technology program. Have more dialogue between all functionalities in firm, so they can cohesively work together ran that perform in silos.


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