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Video Insight Reviews

Updated April 2, 2017
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  1. "Good company, not so great management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Insight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They allow you to work independently to do the job they hired you for. Good health benefits 100% paid for by company.

    Cons

    No real training on product knowledge this is up to you to inform yourself. Management is unresponsive main VP is out traveling much of the time never meets with teams to understand productivity or lack thereof. You either hit numbers or you don't. No real strategy on how to go to market or discuss duplicating successes achieved by other territories. Commissions and bonuses aren't performance based. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Be present, responsive & authentic. Take time to really understand who is doing what. Keep your top generating Sales Managers as such, hire true professional managers with experience of running a sales department. Create opportunities for team building. There was nothing more painful than going to a social function and chatting with the same Sr manager that walks past your desk for 6 months and doesn't so much as acknowledge you.


  2. "Get experience and leave"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a decent way to start your IT career. If you're in need of Help Desk/IT experience, you'll get a lot of it if you work in the Help Desk department. Other than that, most of the everyday employees were pretty decent. It is a pretty standard 8-5 with weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    Management for this company is garbage, at least when I was there. You have to haggle for even the smallest raise, they purposely set sales goals to be missed to avoid paying bonuses, the benefits are expensive and lackluster. They don't have any real long-term employees besides the owners, if that says enough.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a larger share of the pie.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The management has destroyed our product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Video Insight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good every day people here who are helpful and doing their best under bad circumstances

    Cons

    Management and development have done their best to make the product unsellable

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees. Meeting with them and telling them the terrible ideas you plan to implement is not a meeting.


  4. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Business Development Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Business Development Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Insight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Video Insight is a very good company to work for. Great Pay, nice people to work with. They keep up with the latest technology, while staying within their market.

    Cons

    They're are some frictions between inside and outside sales teams. There is not as much support for the outside sales team. They don't have a method of team building for outside sales. They're marketing for the outside sales team takes to produce material.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship. Run for your life!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Video Insight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It pays the bills (barely) and there are some really nice and interesting people that work there. Nice view from the office as well.

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid. The most extreme cases of favoritism I have ever seen at a company. Upper management rude to people who aren't in the very high school like clique. Good hardworking people let go with no notice after Panasonic acquisition. Employees who take credit for other people's work and sit and do nothing but play on Facebook and watch YouTube videos get raises because they are friends with management. Racism and homophobia run amok in this office. I've never been so disgusted with a company in my life, and I struggled with coming up with nice things to say. No one except people who are in 'inner circle' are allowed to work from home under any circumstance even though this is a tech company, which is insane. If I could give them no stars I would.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly. Actually have a level playing field. STOP PLAYING FAVORITES. Take advice from people in the job every day when we make suggestions on how to improve business. Calm down on the micro management.


  6. "Dynamic Growing Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Insight full-time

    Pros

    VI was built by two entrepreneurs focused on building a software company that eventually sold to Panasonic.

    It is a good fit you if you like wearing multiple hats and moving around.

    Your peers are good people.

    The physical security industry is anything but boring.

    Cons

    There is a huge feeling of dread during slower times of the year.

    Occasional motivational issues company-wide.

    Upper management can be unnecessarily pushy.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better plan during slow periods.

    Hire more people with some industry experience.


  7. "Work Hard - Play Hard, lots of things required to get task accomplished correctly at all times."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and understanding environment. family-like in many ways.

    Cons

    expected to wear many hats, at all times.

    Advice to Management

    don't over-work employees, and work on the whole inner-office communication thing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Feeling Trapped"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free sodas and snacks
    Senior management is friendly and approachable
    I can't think of 20 words for the "pros" section. The cons will be easy to get 20 words!

    Cons

    Boss is a micro-manager
    The company culture is not too great here. They seem to not trust their employees (blocking them from using Facebook and having strict policies about personal cell phone usage at work).
    only 1 week of paid vacation per year

    Advice to Management

    It would be a much better environment to work in if management understood that employees can make an occasional personal phone call and still get their job done.


  9. "video insight"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    learned a few things about video surveillance. video capture cards. installing hardware and software. configuring. etc.

    Cons

    endless hours of talking on the phone. sales, tech. support, etc.
    supervisor is a micro-manager

    Advice to Management

    needs improvement. needs more staff all around.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Video Insight full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people
    Great product
    Solid Synergy

    Cons

    Takeover by Panasonic has been a management nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


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