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Vivonet Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is usually excellent" (in 5 reviews)

  • "many positions are 'work from home' gigs" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is horrendous" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very poor management in some technical departments, although many managers are no longer working for the company anymore" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Columbus office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivonet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for position there

    Cons

    bad environment when I was there


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Most of the people were friendly. The office was decent and the hours were ok until last year.

    Cons

    Too many to list but it's a merry go round of management and upper management only cares about the bottom line and not the employees or customers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your business before you make decisions that you know nothing about.

  3. "Ugh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the folks I have worked with here in the Columbus office. Smart people and lots of fun banter.

    Cons

    Management cannot make and then follow a plan.
    Recently terminated a large percent of staff without taking the time to understand if they were the correct choice.
    Due to no notice, there was no time for knowledge transfer, and those remaining here are forced to scramble to keep everything from breaking.
    It has become clear over the last two weeks that management had no plan when deciding to fire people. They just decided, "X dollars worth of people must be gone." We still do not know how they think things are going to work.
    After two years, management still has not been able to figure out what the BoH product is.
    After two years, management still claims, despite repeated talks about it, that they didn't know how old/bad our server infrastructure is.
    Management frequently claims to be, "open and honest," then lies and hides things from employees.
    Management cannot seem to grasp that Columbus, Ohio is not Vancouver, BC. We do many things differently from what they do.

    Advice to Management

    I know it has been said before, but listen to your employees.
    You sell technology. Stop pretending you are not a technology company.


  4. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivonet full-time

    Pros

    Good people and team spirit
    Location - good transit connection, busy neighbourhood with a lot lunch options
    Good for entry level

    Cons

    Poor management especially at higher levels
    High turnover due to first point
    Lack of growth opportunities


  5. "Support"

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    Former Employee - Support in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vivonet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - CEO office is close by
    - good view in the office
    - You get your own equipments to play with (POS)
    - WFH

    Cons

    - Poor management/Don’t expect managers to have your back
    - No room for advancement
    - salaries lower than market price

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your peers. Respect their opinions.


  6. "Good potential in the company but lost it charm with the new management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Awesome IT culture. In the heart if Vancouver downtown.

    Cons

    New management needs to have a sync between the old teams.

    Advice to Management

    Please I know you guys want to grow but don't change the atmosphere way too much that it becomes suffocated.


  7. "Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivonet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and cooperative employees

    Cons

    Didn’t find any negative part

  8. "Poorly run company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is nice and OK work life balance

    Cons

    Management has little idea what they're doing and are rather incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Replace your leadership with competent people and empower them instead of trying to micromanage them with internal politics


  9. "Great company, great teams!"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - User Experience Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the environment. I was with Vivonet for about a year and over that time we moved from Burnaby to downtown Vancouver. The office was amazing! The people are very passionate about the products they offer and their support teams are amazing!

    Cons

    There really weren't many cons, if any. The company was going through a growth period while I was there and that created some new faces and names to learn. Otherwise it's a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    While I was there, the management team was excellent. Keep doing what you're doing, fantastic leadership from the CEO down.


  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good company to build you resume

    Cons

    The company culture is changing which can be good or bad