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Viasystems Reviews

Updated October 1, 2016
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  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. 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


  9. 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!


  10. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viasystems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    None I can think of


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Only if you want to do nothing but work."

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    About the only positive is that the low wages are offset a bit by copious amounts of "mandatory" overtime. Also, your fellow employees are easy enough to get along with.

    Cons

    When I took this job I was hired on with a "compressed" work schedule. In fact, since day one I have had to work at least 6 days a week. 5 10 hour shifts and a 12. BUT if it's the end of the quarter or year you will be required to work 7 days a week. Many departments work a month straight at the end of the quarter. That is if you're an hourly employee. Managers never have to work overtime and just leave the most tenured operator in charge. Quotas are unrealistic to the point where our quota has been set higher than the machines can physically work at some points. We are regularly left without the proper materials or training for tasks. No one who isn't management has gotten a raise in years. Making more money is always more important to this company than actually caring about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees have lives and families and this is the cause for your high turnover rates. No one has pride in their work because they're all worked too hard to care.



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