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  1. "Qa engineer using black box techniques"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family setting, friendly people, very flexible time management. Good time off, office is small, team is small. Good access to freeways

    Cons

    Pay, outdated equipment. Not enough room for growth. Teams are spread out geographically. Benefits are so so, stock options are non existent


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Vertical Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility, good pay structure, and benefits

    Cons

    Little support, guidance, or training--was laid off after 7 months on the job without any negative feedback beforehand or constructive criticism

  3. Helpful (2)

    "overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company and opportunity for advancement with the amount of growth they forecast in the future.

    Cons

    No 401k matching as of this time. Health benefits are on par with other companies. Many employees over worked due to past layoffs and limited hiring.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "worked with customers and most of the internal departments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company that is entrepreneurial and at the mid tier and below really care about the business and work well as a team

    Cons

    Cultural change with the recent merger and associated downsizing has impacted the pros mentioned in this review

    Advice to Management

    Need to renew the value of the employees that are interacting at the client level


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Employment Review"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They leave you alone & let you work.

    Cons

    The money is below average & you can not count on any commissions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not great, but not bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Small company, so individual contributors can make a big difference.
    - The company has hired a lot of skilled engineers over the years who haven't left. The relationships between coworkers are perhaps Vertical's best quality.
    - Product management is focused on future (BYOD / Mobile, Cloud) as well as the day to day needs of our dealers / customers.
    - Management is more focused these days on trying to make the company more of a community instead of just people showing up for a job.
    - For the age and size of the company the benefits are reasonable and the working hours are flexible.

    Cons

    - There is no real mentoring or career path planning for employees (other than at the VP level).
    - Lots of legacy technologies to maintain. Very few people work on "brand new" projects.
    - Poor organization of resources. When the company want to ship a product, the company goes into scramble mode with engineers doing QA.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, communication was great between different departments. Everyone was always willing to help. Very fun place to work at

    Cons

    lots of hope of going IPO, lots of dreams, lots of late nights, lots of drinks and lots of food

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to lead the company to the promise land. No advice needed for a wonderful management crew.


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