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Vernier Software & Technology Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vernier Software & Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Great benefits, quality work environment.

    Cons

    Management is a little two faced.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open to talent in the work place.


  2. "Terrible, backstabbing, two-faced leadership"

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    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vernier Software & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has showers on site.

    Cons

    Do not open up and trust anyone.
    Do not share personal code created on your own time(while not at work) or you will be fired for it based on others lies to keep their position and hold you back.
    Company has a lot of politics and has an 'in crowd'.
    Don't waste your time there unless you like working for a dictator who is a control freak.
    Feels much like high school.
    Company promoted bullying and intimidation.
    They think they are rock stars by by having the most boring software on the market.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying.

  3. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vernier Software & Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Healthy positive workplace and very supportive of all employees. Great benefits and salary. A good company run by good people doing good stuff for science eduction.

    Cons

    I can't think of any, consistently rated among the best places to work for its size in Oregon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poor personnel and business practices, no advancement."

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    Current Employee - Operations in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Operations in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vernier Software & Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture.
    Good benefits, especially if your older.

    Cons

    Morale is terrible due to toxic management.

    Partners refuse to terminate toxic management, despite consistently poor peer reviews.

    Salary freeze for 5+ years despite consistent growth and profits.

    Very poor business practices. Management is more concerned about image than developing good systems, processes and continual improvement.

    Zero room for advancement in this company, most new positions are filled from outside applicants, they don't believe in job training here.

    Employee review system is terrible and rating methodology is inconsistent.

    If your young, innovative and looking to grow, look elsewhere. This company only caters to their older employees looking to retire.

    Advice to Management

    Hire outside consultants to review your business, stop trusting everything middle management says.


  5. "very well copany and well finanaly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vernier Software & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable copany would like to work for them again

    Cons

    selfishvery and mangers are cold mice managed


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Caring Educator Environment, Front Office run like a school, strict, micro-managing, you do not have your own job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pros

    I echo this statement - The company has amazing benefits. Great health care, 15% contribution to 401K, Dental etc. That is the very best reason to work at Vernier. The owners are good people who are socially responsible and give back to the community. The company is environmentally friendly which is very important to me. The owners themselves have put quite a bit of money into stewardship of the Earth.

    Cons

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth or advancement. No innovation in organization thinking. Things are done the exact way they have always been done. Gossipy, back-biting, competitive women in Front Office. Watch Out if you work in that department.

    Advice to Management

    Re-structure Front Office, employ fair individuals. Do not play favorites in management. Enjoy workdays a little, life is short.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Regret employment there"

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Alot of negative politics. Alot of rumors, behind management. Some employees are targeted and then treated very poorly and unfair until they either quit or get fired. The owners love to pat themselves on the back every chance they get.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost alot of great hard working employees because you let politics continue.

  8. "Very friendly company culture."

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

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and atmosphere.
    Genuine care for employees from management.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement as it is a small company.
    Lots of overlapping responsibility can make getting things done quickly difficult.


  9. "Great people, great work, leadership struggles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vernier Software & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Vernier, from bottom to top, are dedicated individuals who care about the mission to improve science education. It is a family-like environment and a good place to maintain a work-life balance.

    Cons

    The leadership struggles with adapting to the increasing size of the company. Struggles: making decisions, communicating with employees, providing room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time getting the leadership/management team on the same page and then rally the company behind that cohesive vision. Find ways to use the energy of younger employees to bring the company forward.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing benefits - Zero room for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    The company has amazing benefits. Great health care, 15% contribution to 401K, Dental etc. That is the very best reason to work at Vernier. The owners are good people who are socially responsible and give back to the community. The company is environmentally friendly which is very important to me. The owners themselves have put quite a bit of money into stewardship of the Earth.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth or advancement. The company does not know how to support its employees in this way. You become stuck and now they have made it even worse by freezing salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Do not freeze salaries.


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