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Vivax Pros Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Jeremiah Owen
37 Ratings
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  • "If you want a work life balance beware(in 4 reviews)

  • "I’ve had countless homeowners tell me they took appointments because vivax literally would not leave them alone(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard/ Play hard"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivax Pros full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee's are go getters, culture is on point and if you take care of them, they take care of you!

    Cons

    Can be stressful - what job isn't

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    Vivax Pros2019-06-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job for under 30's"

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    Former Employee - Project Planner in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very young staff love to go out and do social things together, your car is your office and you get to somewhat set your own schedule, you get to learn your way around Colorado, meet new people every day, learn about the exterior of a house. Potential to make high commissions IF you get good training . The owner Jeremiah is great, very thoughtful and cares about his employees and logan is a great source of resource he is very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Driving 500 miles a week , lots of wear and tear on your car, VERY low pay until you get to the next comission bracket. Very little and vague training which keeps you from making better comission because you don't find out what's wrong with your jobs till months later so you basically keep doing the same mistakes affecting your comission till your supervisor gets time to go over it with you. If you're over 30 this job isnt for you, if you have a family to provide for this job isnt for you. You will have no life work long hours and see little to no return . Everyone is just winging it no one really knows what they are doing except the senior staff . If you have an appointment past 5 and have a question good luck because no one will help you

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    Vivax Pros2019-07-18
  3. Helpful (7)

    "High turnover and no work life balance"

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

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture is decent, but I’ll get to that later. The money is pretty good if you don’t sleep or eat or breathe or do anything besides work. There’s some cool company events. There’s dogs at the office. Healthy competition between coworkers. The vending machine has some decent options.

    Cons

    Now, back to the culture: it sucks when you work for hours on end and you crave relaxation time and the company decides to just give you a happy hour with your coworkers. How about some time off? How about not working 10 days in a row because I want to go on vacation for 4 Days? I dont need a happy hour. I need a couple days off without having to work 10 days in a row to do so. There’s a very high turnover rate and management is mediocre. Also, the receptionist asks the handful of happy employees to write positive Glassdoor reviews. This place is hyped up during meetings that are POINTLESS. The meetings are full of fake positivity and how they care about the homeowners, but they teach you to shove product down people’s throats regardless of if the homeowner wants to hear it/needs it. Have some integrity. The marketing team borderline harasses homeowners to set appointments and it shows when Project planners go out to homes and deal with customers that clearly don’t want you there. I’ve had countless homeowners tell me they took appointments because vivax literally would not leave them alone. The atmosphere reminds me of high school and it’s honestly sad. There are so many disgruntled employees that won’t speak up because the “open door policy” is a lie. You can’t say how you feel because you’re supposed to just have this *fake* positivity that management won’t shut up about. I wasn’t fired and I didn’t quit on bad terms, but I feel bad for a lot of the employees there that I’ve spoken too and confided in that feel the exact same way as I do.

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    Vivax Pros2019-06-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of pros and a lot of cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivax Pros full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High energy people, pretty positive atmosphere for the most part. If you work hard and keep your head down you can do very well.

    Cons

    The pros can be part of the problem sometimes. Culture is a big thing but the culture is ill-defined and comes at the stake of hurting processes. It can’t always be about just working hard and making sure you get to know everybody. Companies can’t just grow off of good feelings alone. There need to be procedures in place to facilitate growth and the incentives for hitting those marks need to be more pronounced. The problem is that those employees who actually do financial good for the company aren’t recognized or rewarded but the people who fit the company’s personality clique often get the bulk of the recognition. Becoming a successful company shouldn’t be based on popularity contests alone. People are working themselves down to the bone and don’t get recognized for that because they aren’t as outgoing as someone doing half the work and getting all the praise. Conversations always grind to a halt around the same set of people no matter the room in the building. There is too much focus on making the 1% satisfied and the suggestions from the remaining 99% go unheard. That might work in the short term but there is high turnover because those people can’t even get a foot in the door, no matter how open that open door policy is.

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    Vivax Pros2019-06-20
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not That Great"

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    Former Employee - Project Qualifier in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, easily engaged CEO, dog friendly

    Cons

    Pay is only solid if difficult goal are met Cold leads Terrible parking

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    Vivax Pros2019-06-05
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Vivax Amateurs are very incompetent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment where casual clothes is allowed.

    Cons

    - Managers across departments regularly disagree with each other on policy and give employees differing information that causes conflict. - Open-door policy is a farce and you will be punished for not conforming and pretending everything is okay (fakeness) - Offers you workout class during the work day and allows dogs to lure in millennials to justify them getting underpaid for the work done/stress. - People in higher positions treat you like a secretary and will unload their work on to you as they scroll through instagram. Doesn't matter if you have too much on your plate. Nothing will happen because they suck up to higher ups and the higher ups play favorites. (company isn't based on merit) - If you are OK with sucking up to management and putting on a fake persona this is the job for you.

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    Vivax Pros2019-06-18
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Unhealthy work-life balance"

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

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time

    Pros

    Positive culture, family owned, friendly co-workers and the senior management cares about your development. CrossFit gym. Occasion fun outings planned by office

    Cons

    If you want a work life balance beware. High pressure to work on days off, revolving door, hardly anyone stays longer than a year or 2. Most of the reviews on here are from employees who've been at company less than a year. Long and unnecessary drawn out "Ra Ra" meetings to try to counteract the long hours you will be putting in. Many 12-16 hour work days. Also the parking is a daily battle

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    Vivax Pros2019-05-07
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Just a stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivax Pros full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Come and go as you please, dog friendly office, as much crossfit as you want even though its not accessible for half the company who works 12 hour days in the field. They pay weekly...but the amount is often times incorrect.

    Cons

    If you can imagine a company was started by a bunch of college kids that never had any structure or people to look up to for proper guidance, you can imagine vivax. Once a week feel good meeting followed up with smaller meetings that waste valuable work time about how to shake people's hands and the power of your third eye.This laid back vibe has also bled through and created a company that handles matters in immature and unprofessional ways. There used to be alot of time you could take off in the off season but now that has substantially dwindled and you can only take about 2 weeks off in December or January if you are a field employee (no more than 3 days consecutively from March to November) This is not somewhere to spend the rest of your career, great stepping stone for those looking to put something professional on a resume that is lacking experience. Extremely poor work/life balance. Goals set by management are lofty and aimed at driving growth in the company. 75% of the time these goals are not practical and employee bonuses are based off of them, often times making it impossible to hit the targeted income levels that were originally pitched to the employee in their compensation offer. Salary bases are well below industry standard and supplemented with bonus structures to bring income levels up to just below industry entry levels. Note that these bonus structures are not guaranteed so it leaves the employee in a very vulnerable position especially when a department doesn't accomplish the lofty goal set by management the year prior. The employee then has no recourse for all the hard work that they invested and has earned far less than industry standard. There is a constant chat about frustration and lack of future career direction. When middle level management is asked what their future with the company is, the resounding answer is "I don't know". Ownership has a good idea of the direction and feel that they want the company to go in however, it is poorly executed. Management fails to provide proper support to employees due to lack of understanding and absence from field participation. The company heavily relies on inaccurate software that they have designed in house to run reports of efficiency and profitability( KPI's). Employee success is based off of this software but often times important information is omitted from the metrics leaving the employees income (bonuses) in jeopardy,but not affecting Vivax! This leaves employees left trying to prove to their managers that they have met their goals and earned bonuses. Along with this, I have seen on multiple occasions, year after year where employees have to constantly remind their managers that they are owed their bonuses. Multiple times beyond that where employees have to incessantly remind managers that they need to be paid the correct amount. Often times the employees are managing the managers in order to guarantee they receive the income that they have earned and discussed. Conversations about income are often "forgotten about" or responded to with "that wasn't what we agreed upon". Do yourself a favor and GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING! 401k Matches are not contributed until the LAST MONTH OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. That's right...If you work for all of 2018, you will not see your vivax 401k match until December 2019. They hold on to money you could be investing as long as legally possible. No other companies do this.I have also seen them let people go on Christmas Eve in order to not have to pay out year end bonuses. For those who are not let go just before the end of the year with out their bonus, they are often forced to wait until February or March to receive their year end bonus in a last ditch effort to not have to pay those who wish to leave the company and move on to new opportunities. Employees are looked at as a renewable resource, not a valued resource. Vivax preaches how they have incredible company culture. This is self proclaimed and also a tool used to attract new individuals to the company. They also boast that they are one of the best places to work for. These accolades are earned by harping on new hires in spring time, who were told how amazing the company was, to fill out a survey (Denver Business Journal) about the company in an attempt to earn more awards. Employees who have not filled out the survey are then personally targeted via email and made felt obligated to do so. The one time the survey was sent out in fall, after the busy season had happened, there was not a peep about earning the best work place award. Employee turn over is INCREDIBLY high to the point where less than 10% of each department have been there for more than 3 years.

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    Vivax Pros2019-04-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Services, Better People"

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    Current Employee - Project Qualifier in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivax Pros full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work environment with up beat music and plenty of dogs. It makes coming to work everyday fun and easy!

    Cons

    Sometimes the call volume can become tedious but everyone is there to lift you up and keep you energized.

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    Vivax Pros2019-01-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Character, Culture , Integrity!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivax Pros full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best group of people an employee or employer could ask for. This company offers careers, growth and opportunities for those who work for it.

    Cons

    Not really a con...But If you're not a character fit or willing to work for it, you won't be able to grow here. It's difficult to get selected for an interview and for sure to get hired...This also isn't a con.

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    Vivax Pros2019-01-21
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