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  1. "Great work environment, product helps save lives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Viable product in demanding market.
    - C level executives take pride in customer satisfaction from top to bottom.
    - Company is free to work as a unit, and solve both internal and production issues in a collective manner, ensuring problem solving is fluent, rather than a few higher ups making all the decisions.
    - Great benefits, lenient on time off, and genuinely cares about staff.

    Cons

    Middle management can improve. There is a disconnect from production and sales that needs to be bridged for the sake of consistent information.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on communication, but otherwise management is usually available and listens to their team members for the most part.


  2. "Exciting to grow with a small company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Innovative products. Feels like one big family.

    Cons

    Small company. Not much room for advancement.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wow!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great people, great product. Challenging and satisfying work. Employees are committed to doing a great job, definitely a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Must be committed, not a job for slackers or people who just want to work a few hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your focus on your employees, they will make or break the company. The product is excellent, I'm proud of this company.


  4. "Wouldn't recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance for most employees. Schedules are flexible. Pay is adequate but not great. You do have a sense of helping officers and soldiers when you work there.

    Cons

    They hire very talented people but will not allow them to use their skills once hired. The leaders of the company, who are childhood friends, feel as if they know more than anyone else when it comes to running a business. The truth is, they have never worked anywhere else and have no real world business experience. The company is run almost exclusively from the top down. Middle managers are given no authority to manage their own departments.

    Sales are up right now because of the sales staff, but recent decisions to take away commissions and put sales people on salary will stifle any future growth for sure.

    Products are unstable at best. The company constantly over promises and under delivers. They are aware that major problems exist but refuse to take the time to address them.

    Advice to Management

    Move out of the way and let people with real business experience make some decisions. Make decisions based on what is best for the business, not what is best for your egos.


  5. "Not Worth Working For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Average Pay. Some people are nice, but will stab you in the back on a drop of a dime.
    Really no Pros. To Be honest.

    Cons

    Some people are nice to work with, while others will stab you in the back in yo udon agree with them. Managers from other departments get involved in other departments even thought they have no idea how to run there own, think they know everything. To much of buddy system, if you are not buddy with management and the upper level people you don't stand a chance to survive.
    Make you work 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    To much to write.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership is just scary out of touch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They are very family oriented, for however long they are in business.

    Cons

    The sad part the leadership. They don't have a clue. I wish they would just hire some business people. They hire friends (which is good to love the people you work with, but if they don't have any experience in the field, it makes things worse) that don't know anything about simulation. The leadership also doesn't even have a clue about recent software coding. They are doing everything in the 1990's coding, current high school students know more. I wish them the best, but I worry about their financial foundation too, the owner (not really he only owns 6% of the company) takes out personal loans to cover the bills. That is scary. I hope they make it, but it seems a dream.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire people that know simulation, not dental sales. Hire business people, real ones. They could guide you on how to not pay your mortgage with the company and actually have a job, not a hobby. And, if you are a COO, your job isn't just to watch and analyze everyone and to actual work on growing the company. If you are in charge of software, learn up to date smooth coding, not just cutting and pasting everything and crossing your fingers. Good Luck.