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ViXS Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Sally J. Daub
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Pros
  • Great Team, great place to start a career (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Something you need to work overtime (in 2 reviews)

  • the company is customer orientated, somethings you may have high pressure because of time limit of customer requirement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nimble and flexible management

    Cons

    lack of product diversification

    Advice to Management

    need a better strategy when it comes to diversifying the product portfolio


  2. "Cold work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    Ok for beginners to get experience in a short time, as lots of extra hours is the norm

    Cons

    Very hard to crack & feel at home. You don't know why, but you'll feel like an outsider even after a year.

    Advice to Management

    when you delegate a project, don't interfere!

  3. "Selling forex accounts world wide"

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    the company is cool and I like it

    Cons

    some hackers got our platform and right now we can't work/

    Advice to Management

    Its cool


  4. "software engineer"

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

    I have been working at ViXS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company specializes in advanced video processing technologies for Consumer Electronics, Pay TV, Infrastructure and Managed IP market. You can get update to date technology.

    Cons

    the company is customer orientated, somethings you may have high pressure because of time limit of customer requirement. Something you need to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has over 30 years of experience in leading an array of global public and private technology companies, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar businesses.


  5. "Great place to work with not much compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Team, great place to start a career.

    I owe a lot to the design team I worked. They were helpful and set me free to explore.

    Cons

    Should let some discussion on pay. You have make clear with pay when you accept the job offer.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just turn around and look for something else!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    While its good news that sally daub (former CEO) had "stepped down" a.k.a. FIRED. interim was just as bad. new guy isn't anything interesting or impressive. sally and hugh both started the company but ran it into the ground with poor management skills and bad decision making.

    Cons

    This company has no future because it has no direction. No diversity....everybody is asian and hardly speaks English except for the sales team which is all white males. Benefits are not attractive and if you were born and raised in canada then the culture is not for you. Don't get me wrong - the people are nice...some even have personalities worth getting to know but still not worth it. If you're looking for a job in this industry - I get that it's tough out there but honestly...keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Just quit. you're not doing yourself any favours by hanging around. Your next employer...if they're smart will look at these reviews and see that there aren't any positive reviews about the management.


  7. "NO Raise!"

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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 ViXS full-time

    Pros

    the old CEO is gone

    Cons

    they give us stock options instead of a raise. Stock price keeps dropping. Therefore no raise

    Advice to Management

    We need raises in Money, not in options !!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company is not doing enough for employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ViXS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - One of not many places to work in Toronto in HW.
    - Average market salary can be negotiated. Rarely above it.

    Cons

    - Company does not have technological edge anymore.
    - No significant compensation other than salary.
    - Salary is quite modest.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "This company seriously lacks leadership and direction"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ViXS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO was fired. No more non-work related, unnecessary expenses that slipped under the table. And the ex-CEO related hires, which are completely incompetent, can be fired next. This saves the company some $$.

    Cons

    COO is now interim CEO. Don't see how he can bring the company to a new level. Team chemistry will get even worse under him.

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors: please hire a new CEO asap, who can set a new company direction and bring in some new management concepts.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Advice to investors and board of directors: You are controlling a great technology at heart but corrupted at brain!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn if you try "hard" enough and go beyond your assigned tasks. I am in debt of this company in terms of skill sets I built up during my employments .

    Cons

    There is something fundamentally wrong in the top two level executive mentalities. You can obviously sense that CEO and CFO running exclusively company at their own best short term interests with no care about the long term goals, employees and sustainability.

    Advice to Management

    I dont have advice to the mid level management per se since they are executing orders coming from top but I do have advice to the investors and some members of board of directors. Try to restructure the executive management and specifically speaking COO Mr Hugh Chow to change the culture of company. The inefficiency all being injected from that level. The rest of the company has some values to pay off in the long run.


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