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Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Good People Striving to Make a Difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with and teamwork is strong. They have improvement processes in place and really strive to create an environment where you want to work long term. The facility is clean and comfortable with a library, workout room with showers and a full kitchen. There is always food. They encourage Friday afternoon PTO in the summer months. Benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    Nothing happens overnight - that said, you won't get whiplash over constant change. They strive to communicate the "why" behind the things they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in this positive direction


  2. "We are getting there"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Versalogic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good professional Technical company in Tualatin.
     40+ years in the High Tech industry supporting Medical, Industrial and Military.
    Fun work, we actually get to make a difference and have a great cross section of customers , most of which you would have heard of.
    Good benifit,s PTO and working environment.
    An owner who cares about the staff and understands how important they are.

    Cons

    Going through some growth issues but over the last few years VersaLogic Management has really started to get it together. The owners have stepped back and are allowing Management to run day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the long goal, market positioning and strategic planning.

  3. "Dramatic Improvement!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VersaLogic has experienced a significant change in the last four years. Many who complete a review have an ax to grind. Rare is the unbiased appraisal.
    Top management has defined their mission and goals. They are perfecting their low-touch, high-service and quality business model. The company is now playing to its strengths and addressing weaknesses identified by customer and employee feedback.
    Though not perfect, the environment has changed in a positive manner and employees are being treated as assets to nurtured and protected. All indications are that this will continue.
    Fellow employees agree that this is a great company to be at and in the next years as business improves it will be more so.

    Cons

    Management has been known to squelch enthusiasm and criticize employees publicly. This has improved but needs to be addressed further.

    Advice to Management

    The top most level needs to learn to delegate and trust more. Getting involved in the minutia pulls them away from leadership. There has been a marked change for the better in this area. Continue in this direction.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with some hiccups"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Versalogic full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Very good assignments. They treat all employees the same with respect.

    Cons

    For job searchers, this a hard company to find permanent employment. Versalogic is a small company. While there are openings to replace those who will leave, I do not see any growth that will lead to more opportunities.
    For temporary contingent the emphasis is short term. Not much opportunity for long term or temp- to hire assignments. Versalogic is more like a revolving door. They will treat you well but the foot you got in the door will be on its way out in a few months.


  5. "Avoid"

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

    I worked at Versalogic full-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    Micro-management to the extreme
    Long hours
    Ever changing priorities
    Finger pointing
    Back stabbing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company Advice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Versalogic full-time

    Pros

    Good people, fun environment, lots of learning to be had when given the chance

    Cons

    No room for growth, negative atmosphere a good portion of the time, underhanded and sneaky ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take advantage of your employees because they tend to resent working for you.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Disappointing decline."

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

    I have been working at Versalogic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous amount of dedicated, supportive, talented and caring staff/coworkers (though much talent was perhaps needlessly lost in several past 'incidents' and layoffs).

    Stellar product design and development.

    Industry leading engineering staff.

    Interesting, varied and evolving customer applications.

    Long-standing customer and partner relationships.

    Reasonable benefits (though inconsistent and below par salary offerings, with limited opportunity for increases or advancement over time).

    Cons

    Chronic micromanagement.

    Upper- and middle-management lacking "people management" skills and training.

    Often dismissive or downright abusive behaviour from CEO, and upper management, toward staff (and often toward the small mid-management team, which sometimes seems to pass it on as disrespectful treatment of their direct staff). As an aside, Len (CEO) can be a very charming, funny and nice person. It is when runs into confusion or dissenting ideas than things can take an ugly turn.

    Stagnant business processes, "paralysis by analysis", and continual resource drain by reinventing of the wheel (e.g. "home-grown" software).

    Hesitant to innovate beyond products, if not downright aggressively reluctant to do so (i.e. internal applications, databases, processes, documentation, training, employee development, etc.)

    HR has actively worked against staff interests in legally (and ethically) ambiguous situations involving management actions. Perhaps not unique or unexpected, but still not helpful when seeking advice or support of HR.

    Cynicism and negativity are rampant, very much an "us vs. them" environment. Management is often distrustful of staff and staff is often distrustful of management.

    Change is rarely managed, or executed, well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and customers, and act with integrity.

    Update business processes and applications.

    Have CEO step back from day to day operations, as years of attempting to address the worsening micromanagement and abusive treatment of staff has proved unsuccessful. Stepping away may be the only way to salvage a productive and happy staff and the undoubtedly brilliant ideas of the CEO.

    Trust your people and be trustworthy.

    Get back to basics. Some things from the past worked better, while some new and simple changes may improve other issues. Stop trying to 'reinvent the wheel' just because the original inventor is no longer there.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Such a shame"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, management team, and coworkers! Lots of opportunity for the business to grow into a success with some simple changes.

    Cons

    Owners involvement. One sits on the sideline and doesn't offer any positive direction and the other actively abuses the employees, holds up progress by bottlenecking, and makes the entire organization look bad in several ways.

    Advice to Management

    Get the owners out of the picture. Versa has a terrible reputation because of the hostile work environment and crappiest homegrown software money can't buy. This company is capable of great things but is held back by one individual who has a thirst for abusing the people who are responsible for his company's success.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Production"

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

    Pros

    Nice , helpful people. Very knowledgeable and rise to the constant need to adapt / adjust to deal with endless stalled projects

    Cons

    Inept management. Hesitant to invest in their own success, indifference to customer satisfaction, consistently inculpable behavior

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the seasoned professionals you have hired. If people can do better elsewhere........ they will


  10. Helpful (6)

    "A Rude Autocracy"

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

    Pros

    My co-workers are nice. I have some real friends here. I also like the quality and design of the products. It's nice to produce something you are proud.

    Cons

    Leadership is the worst I ever experienced. There is micromanagement in conjunction with poor direction - a recipe for disaster. Also, fix the environment and infrastructure. Altogether, this paints a lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people. You are driving off the talent that could make this company more successful than ever.


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