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  1. "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!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A company whose best days have passed. In a death spiral."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology to work on across the board. Can learn quite a bit if you are proactive.

    Cons

    -The management is seriously lacking: Little to no leadership or management ability, obvious creation of fiefdoms. Little to no accountability on their part as well
    -No concept of proper project/program management. Projects are always behind schedule and over budget
    -Unable to stand up or push back to clearly unreasonable customer demands, which led to scheduling delays and slips. This caused a reduction in customer confidence (and ultimately some dropped projects)
    -Massive lay offs are continuously being performed with no restructuring or sustenance program in place, leads to no confidence in the future of the company

    Advice to Management

    Diversify. The media SoC business is not one where money can be made.

  3. "A start-up and pushy company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at ViXS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    exposure for many technologies
    Okay place for new immigrants

    Cons

    below market payment
    prolonged working hours

    Advice to Management

    Find a correct marketing target.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A company with a good soul badly in a need for reform"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technological potential
    Great influx of motivated employees
    Great acceptance of unproven immigrant talent
    Great location
    Very fast moving

    Cons

    Management is not focused on technology
    Poor customer satisfaction
    Employee care standards are more than often overlooked
    Inconstant policy moves
    Employee communication not encouraged
    Morbid cost cutting
    Unrealistic reliance on off-shore workforce

    Advice to Management

    Easy to derive from above


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management messy, company rules lacking, documents abandoned."

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still growing. Employees hard-working and having change to learn more

    Cons

    Bosses don't care about details and internal relations of employees. Responsibilities are very confusing between each unit.

    Advice to Management

    making more and valid rules to ask every employee to follow.


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