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Virtual Instruments Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Philippe Vincent
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  • CEO goes duck hunting while the company is laying off 2/3 of its hard workers and is about to go under (in 6 reviews)

  • Lost major Devs and Management team players (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product and very detailed!

    Cons

    Very niche solution in an aging market. New logo customers is the achilles heal.

    Advice to Management

    Sell


  2. "Great company with great people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work environment, full stack developer if you want

    Cons

    mature industry, not too much space to grow

    Advice to Management

    find some more interesting areas

  3. "On the decline"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology and pay/ benefits.

    Cons

    Niche market. New sales management won't be able to dig themselves out the hole they created.

    Advice to Management

    Sell. Pay attention to your toxic culture and fix. Crack the code for new customer acquisition.


  4. "All said and done..Now its a nice company to work with"

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

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology, nice, technical and approachable people. Flexible working hours. NO politics.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Start having some fun activities for the team.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great leaderships in Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. SVP/VP of engineering are great people, not just great leaders. I believe only great people(honest, respectful, right to the point) can be great leaders.
    2. Coworkers are all like our leaders, they are great people. Respectful and kind, not arrogant or dishonest. When you need help from them, they would love to spend extra time to help you.
    3. Because of this collaborative environment, from leaders to coworkers, the company can really innovate and use all employee's wisdom to create next new useful products for our customers.
    4. Work life balance is great too. Since there is no micro-management, such as daily stand-ups. So I could balance my life flexibly enough according to my or my family needs during certain days of the week or certain times of the day. Certain periods of overtime before a release is well understood by all the employees, since that seldom happens and daily work-life-balance won't get constantly disrupted.

    Cons

    The enterprise sector of storage products are not very hot now. The VC money or high valuation won't come to us easily. But leaderships are trying the best to position this company towards better category by innovating new products. That potentially can create higher valuation through expanding customer bases, not just the storage market.

    Advice to Management

    We are on track to create a new product that can go after broader customer bases this year. But in order to really broaden customer bases, we need to move VW appliance into cloud. It reduces new customers entry point costs which is a difficult selling point currently.


  6. "Director , Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at VI for 4 years before i leave but I am back after a year. I always loved this place. Yes we went through some down time but we are back , we are profitable and working on some cutting edge stuff.

    Great work Life balance. New executive management is doing a fantastic job.

    Cons

    I don't see any . May be free lunch is missing :).

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the greta work and let's be the leaders in the IPM space


  7. "Awesome work place. Great life/work balance, talented people in the company."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a clear vision of the future and a solid plan how to make it.
    People really care about things they are doing and how that affects company products and customer experience.

    Cons

    401(k) match is not available. Company has made a couple purchases and will have to bear the integration. Although this might be a good part if you consider this time to join Virtual Instruments

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Trickled down firestorm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virtual Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Dress code, nothing much else

    Cons

    Discriminatory, blindsides employees, politics, egos, penny pinching, lack of education & transparency, unqualified-disingenuous upper & lower staff, uncooperative, pessimism, toxic-hostile work environment, jealousy, dishonesty, paranoia, severe generation & gender gap, reality distortion field, stalking, micro-management, randomization-no processes, out dated machine and must see only 1 star reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Maturity, mannerisms, and eliminating profanity use in a professional work environment would’ve been a decent bid, eight years ago.


  9. "Back on Track."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its been a year since we had our downturn. VI is back on track and we can see that. The new management knows what exactly they are doing.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention. Would appreciate if they consider 401(k) match.

    Advice to Management

    Always Please keep an eye on spending!!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Current employee in engineering department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Products and Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Products and Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virtual Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Completely changed for the better since the merger with Load Dynamix
    A dynamic company with very talented people
    Executive management really cares about employees and shows it
    Very clear focus on the products that make sense for the space
    The company is spending money sensibly keeping us in a much better financially stable state
    Good benefits package and competitive salaries

    Cons

    No 401K matching yet, but there are stock options


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