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Vistage Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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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)

    "Needs Serious Improvements!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice San Diego location and mission supports growth and learning. The people that actually do business coaching that helps companies grow and develop their business are probably very knowledgeable (they are not a part of IT)

    Cons

    Part of the Information Technology Team is Provincial, Snarky, Unfocused, Intolerant. Heard many complaints before started working there (snarky comments about team members) and then experienced it myself. It all seems to try to make managers look better, feel more important? Meanwhile these same managers seem to have ADHD and are busy ordering clothes for their kids on their cell while in the middle of important meetings. The people they complain about are making regular derogatory comments about them as well rather than working. More snarkiness than collaboration, communication, and clarity. Very dysfunctional compared to other companies I've worked for who seem to have worked out ethics, business process, and keys to personal interaction (hint: it involves mutual respect and dignity). Total lack of alignment between various members of the team.

    Advice to Management

    IT could take some lessons from the coaching part of the organization on leadership, ethics, business practices, communication, fairness and tolerance when dealing with people who don't share their particular dysfunction. Lack of tolerance creates a hostile workplace. Reward results rather than individual dysfunction. Get out and get some fresh air on best practices at other San Diego companies especially in the area of creating a viable corporate culture and how collaboration works (in reality not as a buzzword).


  2. Helpful (6)

    "From success to significance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - VISTAGE Group Chairman in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - VISTAGE Group Chairman in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with CEOs, business owners and executives to increase their effectiveness and enhance their lives. independent yet part of sharp, engaged, high-learning community.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the client impact/value, hours, contribution to corporate growth/value.

    Advice to Management

    Increase Chair pay


  3. "Terrific company that cares about it's employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Treat all employees (regardless of level) with respect
    Committed to the development of staff
    Provides great work/life balance
    Results driven

    Cons

    Some lack of clarity around strategy
    Can be overaggressive with goals when data doesn't support
    Needs to be more forward thinking with testsing


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "HQ turmoil"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - VISTAGE Group Chairman in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - VISTAGE Group Chairman in San Diego, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vistage Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The idea for this enterprise started in 1957. It's a wonderful idea. Read all of the comments here, as there might be some over-representation of happy thoughts from new folks encouraged to post.

    Cons

    Changes in ownership have created turnover in HQ, with the latest in a series of CEOs firing the president. The whole world reads about this on line - See the 84 court filings involving the CEO, available in the public records at San Diego Superior Court, Register of Actions - enter year 2014 and case 16140. Many new chairs have approached hundreds of potential members yet failed to launch, which makes it difficult to market.

    Vistage Worldwide Response

    Jul 24, 2015 – Vistage HR Team

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Vistage is committed to continuous improvement and creating an environment which enables success. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great run."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dana Point, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dana Point, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vistage Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Service for Business Leaders. Value proposition is compelling to business leaders in small to medium sized enterprise. Committed sales and marketing team.

    Cons

    Brand awareness is low. Young President's Organization is better known among SMEs. More resources need to be devoted to growing brand recognition to accelerate company growth.

    Advice to Management

    Investment spend to accelerate brand awareness among business leaders. There is a limit to the extent Member referrals can drive business growth.


  7. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Awesome place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    Too big for current space


  9. "Awesome Culture and People!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A tremendously great organization with a super cool culture of learning and development. I'd been here for quite awhile and the learning never ends. I truly enjoy it here.

    Cons

    You need to be a high performer to be here! We have lofty goals and they are always being adjusted.

    Advice to Management

    Take time with developing goals and continue with learning and development of staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been here for awhile and it has been great! Yes there have been bumps and changes, but they are the true deal. I appreciate all they do for the community.

    Cons

    My job can be done remotely. And the company should embrace it.

    Advice to Management

    Look at work from home possibilities.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "It's only gonna get better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great vision and mission. Better leadership will drive jobs in small businesses around the world!
    Fabulous culture and moral in San Diego.

    Cons

    Could embrace virtual work locations more - mentality is that all jobs need to be in San Diego.

    Advice to Management

    Evangelize the great work the company does more!



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