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ViXS Toronto Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Cons
  • The company had to go public to bring in cash, and stock price has stagnant since then (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "ViXS is a company where your knowledge and skills will be appreciated, and your career objective will be fulfilled."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. You can always have opportunities to work on cutting-edge technology stuff, and learn about newest knowledge in the area.
    2. The company is running efficiently. Technology can be converted into product in a short period.
    3. Working time is flexible.
    4. Salary is good.
    5. Working environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes when the project is approaching the customer deadline, some over time working will be needed. You will need to work late and sometimes come to work on weekends.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to seek knowledge and experience in advanced technologies. People are nice to each other, and the working environment is friendly, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    In early 2013, there was a round of layoffs, most of the negative reviews were from the engineers let go, feel sorry for them.

    Advice to Management

    Give more credit to the key engineers that are important for the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding experiences working at ViXS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A leading company in the field with awareness of environment and social conscience; very good working environment; friendly and cooperative team workers; excellent management by caring leaders; flexible working hours; good salary and compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes having to work around the clock to resolve an emergency situation may make you feel tedious; you may also have to occasionally adjust your working hours to a different time zone to work with people overseas


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sharing my two cents"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined the company in March 2001, and now the senior director of algorithms team. With this information, many ViXS employees may know who I am.
    There are very different opinions about the company here in the glass door website, and I’m feeling very sad to see those bad ones. But I can understand some of them: He or she has been working very hard for the past a few years, but ViXS is not doing as great as expected yet.
    I think it’s normal that any company has ups and downs. But what shall we do? My suggestion is: follow your heart. For those of you who are unhappy, please let me quote from a friend of mine, who has also left, “I've made many friends for life here at ViXS”, maybe it’s a good time to move on and find a better opportunity, you have my best wishes. And for those of you who have faith in the company, keep up your spirits, ViXS depends on you.
    With the very successful HEVC decoder release and promising chips in the roadmap, I have confidence.

    Cons

    There was a big layoff in Feb 2013, but the worst time has passed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the morale of the employees


  6. "This is a place where you can learn enough to be a one man team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work time
    Lots of new technologies to learn
    Clear responsibilities for every one -- no lazy man can survive

    Cons

    Compensation is not very attractive, especially the benefit package
    Product planning is chaotic in some cases
    Very crowded and sometimes noisy office

    Advice to Management

    Please execute the annual review on time and take it seriously.
    We need training: about the product, about required skill sets.


  7. "good"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Lots of variety in the type of work you can do
    Interesting technology
    Great, supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Not much of a social atmosphere in the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling and promising"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn latest compressed video technologies, employees are given important and meaningful tasks to help company succeed, works directly with industry-leading consumer electronics customers

    Cons

    Lack of focus on single task. Poor vacation days policy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more enthusiastic people to enhance the work environment, need to promote positive energy


  9. "Looking forward to its booming!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has very friendly environment and flexible work hours. There are always new projects which provide engineers more challenges and opportunities of learning. It has supportive and discerning supervisors and lots of enthusiastic engineers. Hardworking is always rewarded here.

    Cons

    The company needs more featured products. It now manages to keep leading not only in techniques but also in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to be more determined sometimes. Though brilliant ideas are always needed, sticking on selected projects and resisting from the temptation of easy success are also necessary. Otherwise, hardworking from engineers may not always bring good harvests.


  10. "Good people, challenging technology. Overall positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ViXS full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and experienced people with extensive background and knowledge of the industry.
    Opportunities to work on cutting edge technology.
    Flexible working hours.
    Great work and team environment

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that great.
    Spend a lot of time in the office sometimes.


  11. "Vixs systems"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work hour
    Very friendly environment
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Compensation is poor
    Very stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    no comment



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