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Vistage Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Sam Reese
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Pros
  • Work with CEOs, business owners and executives to increase their effectiveness and enhance their lives (in 6 reviews)

  • Fabulous culture and moral in San Diego (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor senior leadership team (in 3 reviews)

  • Many new chairs have approached hundreds of potential members yet failed to launch, which makes it difficult to market (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Solid Company That Went Through Rough Patch"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistage Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good employee learning and development, good concept overall. Dedicated staff.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and direction from former CEO (2013-2016) and his hand-selected senior managers who lacked experience led to turn over of loyal and dedicated employees and loss of respect for executive leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to grow so fast. Remind yourselves if the missionm Listen to your field (Chairs). Give more thought and involve more line folks before a major change is rolled out.

    Vistage Worldwide Response

    Mar 22, 2016 – Vistage HR Team

    Thank you for the feedback. We are interested in hearing more of your thoughts. Please email me at MMolina@vistage.com to continue the conversation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Experience depends on the manager....."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice offices
    Fun employee activities

    Cons

    They have some good managers and some bad managers - unfortunately, I had a bad manager....would have stayed if I worked for one of the good managers.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Long hours, high pressure, reliance on contractors"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistage Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Very little bureaucracy. Can make an immediate impact. Company trusts employees on IT resources. Lots of challenges meant lots opportunity to learn. Some really nice people. Great holiday party. Company seems to genuinely care about its employees. Company is very profitable.

    Cons

    Company has big visions for its digital products, but does not hire enough engineers to accomplish its vision because it does not see itself as a tech company. It relies on contract developers for a lot of the work, but outsourcing has lots of downsides, including communication barrier, time difference, turn over, slow connection, lack of understanding about how things work. For the onsite employee, this meant long and stressful working conditions. The pay didn't compensate for that.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that has a software development background. Hire more engineers instead of outsourcing.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Practice what you preach!"

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    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation of the organization is good, the name is reasonably well respected in the market. Educational programs are good to excellent. Chair community is truly a gift to the world. Very unselfish, sharing, caring, dedicated group of individuals. Resource speakers are excellent. HQ administrative assistance to chairs is good. If you've made your number, it's a wonderful way to stay involved and contribute and make some good money.

    Cons

    Economic model benefits the company more than the chair. Virtually no effective sales support after starting the initial group. Chair community is more a set of competitors than collaborators and the economic model supports that process. The online presence has gone downhill in the last two years.

    Advice to Management

    There is tons of competition out there and we need to be more effective at attracting and retaining members for the chairs who've been successful.



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