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Viasystems Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "fastpaced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    friendly good fast nice light

    Cons

    low pay too much work overtime


  2. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Product Technician in Forest Grove, OR
    Former Employee - Product Technician in Forest Grove, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High tech, high quality products.
    Plenty of challenge.
    Great Coworkers.

    Cons

    Low pay. Tough industry with cheaper foreign competition.
    Lots of blame being passed around.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize that mistakes and scrap are ultimately their responsibility and their failure to support the employees they manage.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ok Company for a job"

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

    I worked at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers and managers are nice.

    Cons

    The position you get on the first day will be most likely the one you still have 10 years later. It is good for a job not for a career.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to work with everyone in the main office

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits are below market


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Slave drivers"

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    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.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good teams and technologies. Innovative.

    Cons

    too fragmented with differing service levels.

  8. "Sales Analyst"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "employee"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    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!


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