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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Forest Grove, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viasystems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K)

    Cons

    No balance between work and life. They work, work, work, and then work some more. No incentives for all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the top down management style.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Slave drivers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viasystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work inside a warm building and out of the rain.

    Cons

    Slave level pay, forced to work 6-7 day work weeks that make it virtually impossible to have a life outside of work. Yet managers get weekends off while the worker bees are denied requested days off even when requested weeks in advance. It's no wonder someone hasn't tipped the Feds off on over the clear labor law violations going on in this joint. It's no wonder they've been bought a couple of times. Work here if you have low self esteem and no other options. Flipping burgers at Micky D's would be a step up.

    Advice to Management

    What advice can you give to sociopaths who believe it's OK to work people til they drop? Watch your back. Someone will turn you into the Department of Labor sooner or later.


  3. "Sales Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid organization structure and each department runs fluidly.

    Cons

    Direction of company is not transparent as they have been acquired by not 1 but 2 companies within a matter of 4 years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    The majority of the worker bees care..

    Cons

    terrible place to work. No recognition for the positive things that are done. Only slaps on the hand for the things that go wrong. No responsibility taken for the poor management decisions.
    HR is a disaster they just do not care, they only care about there position in the company and do not look out after the employees. Senior management is a mess and needs to go.

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees. Let the senior managers go. they are taking the company down.
    Poor decisions and poor leadership. They should lead by example not intimidation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable, Forceable workplace, Not a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Viasystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, is good. Working with different cultures made it fun working with other diversity.

    Cons

    Management force employees to work a 7 day schedule. Raises are not common to give to employees. If there's an increase, you'd only see 1 to 2 percent of your pay rate. Which basically is within 30 cents or less. - Management don't realize how much the employees work so hard to make it things happen. - Do not work the Swing Shift. If you get a chance to work there. Swing shift is the "work horse" of the fab and most likely you'll be the ones that will putting out product more than any other shifts in the fab. Beware, this is not a stable place to work and now it's been taken over by a company named TTM Technologies. Giving TTM Technologies less than a year and the shake down will begin. It's not going to be there anymore. Place is going down.

    Advice to Management

    Management is smug and don't care about there people. The leads and upper management don't care about you and your well being. Yet alone your personal life. Advice to management. Get out as soon as possible. ViaSystems -> TTM Technologies = DOOM!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Going away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enhanced Environmental Operator in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Enhanced Environmental Operator in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time accruals, Starting wage

    Cons

    Lack of accountability
    Too much overtime
    Cannot plan time with family
    Poor communication from management
    Cannot take time off due to business needs
    Will use your vacation for no show overtime days

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication between everyone and stop waiting to make a decision at the last moment. More action less talking.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "On the way out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, exposure to senior management, free soda in the break room.

    Cons

    Company is being acquired and no one knows what will happen with their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know what the plan is for them and put in bonuses to keep key staff through the merger.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced, Never a dull moment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in North Jackson, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in North Jackson, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have the opportunity to work with the special projects from very large customers, so my position is very versatile and interesting.

    Cons

    The pay is low. I have been employed for 16 months now and no review and no discussion on pay increase even for cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    If you would pay a living wage, you would get the qualified personnel.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company in decline"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still many good people at lower levels. Interns say the company provides a better experience than many other places. Proposed merger might replace poor managers.

    Cons

    Zero leadership, no vision, throw more labor at it mentality, no pay increases in years, upper managers make lower level employees pay for manger's mistakes, while upper level mangers not held accountable. Lack of communication from management leads to waste.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of most of the upper level management. Start treating people with respect,. Managers need to apologize when they screw up. Let people know what the priorities are, give people the tools they need to succeed. Spend the money to have efficient methods. People who are overworked make more mistakes. Quit implementing new time consuming paper based processes when there are IT tools that will work better for less money in the long term. Get back to lean. The company used to have a strong program. Quit saying one thing while doing the opposite. C and VP level people need to realize that many mid level mangers are poor managers and may be providing biased and misleading information.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall handling of employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Could have a great potential.

    Cons

    No future for employees from management to rank and file.

    Advice to Management

    Change your company practice of revolving door system in recruitment


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