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Vicor Corp. Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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Vicor Corp. Chairman, President, and CEO Patrizio Vinciarelli
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  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    get to work with latest technologies. Excellent work culture. People are friendly. good benefits. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Depending on where you live, commute is a bit hectic. Depending on how you handle pressure, things can seem exciting or scary.

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for more involvement with lower ranks. There is not really anything else I can say.


  2. "Innovative Company and products. CEO is the chief innovator."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicor Corp. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong R&D environment. Engineering strong with strong support infrastructure. Continued drive for excellence even though internal politics are extremely negative.

    Cons

    Leadership (not the CEO) lacking in leading the teams and spending time listening and working with the troops on the ground. No clear direction from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and first seek to understand before being understood.


  3. "Good Intern Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Software Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Vicor Corp. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays good and you get to learn some stuff.

    Cons

    Not a fan of their management.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vicor Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cutting new paths in power electronics marketing. Collegial. High quality, innovative products pushing the limits of technology.

    Cons

    Often too far ahead of the market and unable to deliver their leading-edge products anywhere close to deadlines.


  6. "Failure Analysis Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Internal Failure Analysis Lab Co-Op in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Internal Failure Analysis Lab Co-Op in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vicor Corp. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people. It was my first real engineering job and I had a blast. Management was great and was very helpful with developing skills.

    Cons

    Some equipment needed updating, other than that I can't really remember anything.


  7. "Business Developoment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vicor Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and forward looking technology as it applies to power conversion. Remarkable find in the USA.

    Cons

    Outdated management techniques. Depending on department, no room for disagreement or feedback. Only looking for performance one quarter out. I don't get a sense of a longer term (5-year) vision.


  8. "Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vicor is a stable company that invests in R&D. The company is committed to providing the highest performance products. The work environment is friendly and the benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The company's focus on the performance of its products often results in higher cost solutions; sales may suffer when the market need doesn't require the higher performance.


  9. "Mechanical Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineering-Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Galloway, NJ
    Former Employee - Test Engineering-Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Galloway, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicor Corp. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. Great people. Manufacturing center onsite was easy to work with on designs.

    Cons

    Short staffed in the department as far as mechanical engineers go.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vicor Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Established and maintained business practices. Mass customization / configuration control of product offerings. Ability to reach a vast costumer base.

    Cons

    Engineering culture is the sole driving force within the company, All other functions simply are present to support the engineering efforts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customer.


  11. "Vicor Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vicor Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Use Java and other web technologies. Good for beginners

    Cons

    Micro managing supervisors, too much work with less resources, no flexibility


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