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Vibal Publishing House Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "I have been working in VHPI for months now, it's my first job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial
    Current Employee - Editorial
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vibal Publishing House full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    accommodating and approachable co-employees, high-end computers for each (especially in Editorial Section, or upon request), moderately strict in absences and tardiness

    Cons

    low compensation yet huge workload; though employees are not deprived of SOME benefits, it is given very late; core admins lack welfare to their employees (when it comes to OTHER benefits e.g. health cards, bonus and incentives); and as of today, still no company ID is issued to all employees whether they're old or new (if you badly need one, they advise for a request letter that would later be ignored)

    Advice to Management

    Lower your demands, or better yet, do not expect for your subordinate to perfectly meet your demands the way you want it to. And always share your knowledge for the betterment of their outputs. Teach them what you have learned in the firm. Most important thing is learn to separate your personal issues with your job.


  2. "A Company in Transformation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vibal Publishing House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    From a traditional, family holding company, Vibal is now vertically integrated (publishing, printing, technology) – integrating education and technology, going agile, innovation-driven, and customer-centric, highly digital in content and services, and going regional and global. It's definitely leveled up: for one, it has adopted the flextime scheme. Their new office can rival topnotch companies: it's a feast for the senses!

    Cons

    Vibal is still under transition, and, like other developing companies, it's not perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Do listen to the employees, and hopefully, be as open and receptive to feedback.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friends and work environment is nice

    Cons

    low salary, poor benefits and traffic is heavy around the area

    Advice to Management

    review your policies


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "more cons than pros"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you get to work with good people. but not everyone is good.

    Cons

    it will take you a year to have an ID. you only get your name tag.
    canteen is unhygienic, it's true. food is overpriced.

    Advice to Management

    be open to criticisms. listen to your employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Prestigious...not really."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Vibal Publishing House as a contractor

    Pros

    There are a handful of good people

    Cons

    Canteen is unhygienic. They dont clean the tables and chairs. After your meal, cats will jump on tables and eat on the unattended plate and swipe it clean of left over food. Canteen helpers or attendants are not even nice. Bathrooms are not well maintained - sometimes, you won't be able to flush or even use the faucets.

    Your contract has ended and your supervisor have submitted your renewal papers along with other employees but your paper remained unsigned while the other employees have already signed their new contracts. Your supervisor cannot even provide to a sensible answer as to why the process is taking months.

    Issues raised by employees remains an issue because admin does not really respond to the issue. The company has a lot of rules and regulations that are not strictly implemented. If today there's a rule that you cannot take your bag to your workplace, the next day, you will be able to bring one. And their rules and regulation does not apply to all. Apparently, the people who approved these rules are exempted to their own rules. Most of the rules does not even help in promoting the growth of its employees.

    There are no orientations. If this is your first job, you wont even know how this company function or how they compute your salary. You don't even know your rights. IF you ask for a computation for your salary, you wont get a logical and sensible answer.

    The workplace is good (physically) but there are big underlying issues between the company and their employees and/or between employees and their superiors or admin.

    It's a company that claims to be a modern company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being shady. Its time to get in touch with your people. Acknowledge your employees abilities.
    Get your act together. Listen to your employees.


  7. "Here's to hoping for a better future for the employees of the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vibal Publishing House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is great, the people are really nice and approachable. Overtime pay is okay.

    Cons

    Abysmal salary, career opportunities are low, location of the office is near a creek, so it floods outside of the office, sometimes flood water reaches the gate of the establishment.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper compensation, give credit to the people's ideas, and listen to your employees.


  8. "Keeping up with the latest advances in technology, but..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory
    Current Employee - Supervisory
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vibal Publishing House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company strives to keep up with current technological advances in textbook publishing, as well as in digital publishing, like the use of cloud technology, e-books, mobile gadgets, etc.

    Cons

    However, there is a need to update/ upgrade employees' compensation. Still, the employer has introduced several employee benefits like free meals, in efforts to satisfy working conditions of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be aware that, as long as current working conditions are not addressed, employee morale will drop further down, resulting in more turnovers.


  9. "most amazing workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Warehouseman in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Contractor - Warehouseman in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vibal Publishing House as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary and overtime pay is good
    big working area
    people are easy to approach

    Cons

    not all employee are entitled to incentives

    Advice to Management

    continue working faithfully


  10. "My First Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Service Assistant in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Sales Service Assistant in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vibal Publishing House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best thing about Vibal Publishing House is the people you are working with, the experience of continuous learning and training.

    Cons

    Salary will increase depends on management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to their peop.