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Vicor Corp. Reviews

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

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vicor Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge power technology; respected by and engaged with the "best of the best" technology companies in the world; culture of being driven to provide ultimate power performance; a world class manufacturing team still building close to 100% of products in Andover, MA; a wide variety of markets including military, medical, industrial, and computing; great team of employees. In my role, I have the freedom and autonomy to be able to hunt for new markets and opportunities, and ultimately to make a difference.

    Cons

    Technology leadership tends to focus more on a few large "game changing" customers and opportunities vs addressing complete markets. Typical technology company high stress level.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards more balance between individual engagements and addressing core markets to increase growth.


  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 place for electrical engineers in power electronics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 weeks PTO is standard for salary employees.

    Cons

    No cash bonus, not a great social atmosphere (friendly people, but not sociable)


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Welcome to Vicor!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vicor Corp. full-time

    Pros

    The working environment is above average. People are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Forget everything you've learned because Vicor does everything their own way. No standards, just Vicor tribal knowledge. Upper management will throw you under the bus, belittle you and treat you like a pawn in an effort to achieve their personal goals resulting in bonuses to further line their already padded pockets.

    Advice to Management

    Please retire. For years, I've seen you making wrong decision after wrong decision making critical decisions that affects many others that only benefit you personally and allow YOU to climb up the ladder. It's disgusting.


  5. "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.


  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Co-Op Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to be in different areas, you never had a boring day, always had work to do.

    Cons

    Everything was really great, my boss at the time was great, always met with you and always made sure you had work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needed to show themselves more, other than that it was really good.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing"

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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.


  9. "Failure Analysis Co-op"

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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.


  10. "Business Developoment"

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    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.


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