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Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at vcfo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company values are upheld across the company and they believe in volunteering opportunities and giving back to the community which is a huge plus for me. The company mission is to make companies stronger and they uphold all levels of the company to do just that.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any downside other than some outdated technologies that need some upgrading. This is a simple fix and would not consider it a true con.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps necessary in 2017 to make upgrades to internal databases and collaboration tools to be proactive of latest releases and changes to technology.


  2. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company! The recruiting process was seamless and quick -- I was hired in less than a month. Clear mission, talented employees, smart CEO.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at vcfo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting clients, great tools, supportive back office staff and great collaboration among colleagues.
    This is a very fulfilling work style for people with good time management skills (very flexible and great emphasis on life balance, but very committed to client’s deadlines and deliverables). Good health benefits, 401K, and training initiatives. Nice feeling to be part of a well-established team (20 years in Austin) with long term outlook.

    Cons

    Consulting work with multiple clients is definitely not for everyone. This is the definition of multi-tasking and adjusting daily to new teams/routines. But if you can handle the fluctuations, it is a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Because we are at client locations most of the time, we don’t see our colleagues much.
    Keep up with the staff meetings and monthly training sessions! Those are helpful for team building and keeping our skills sharp.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Uneven employment"

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    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some very interesting clients, and with some very smart colleagues

    Cons

    Work in uneven, and you cannot count on a stable earnings

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who can do local marketing


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Ask about their turnover/retention rate of their employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at vcfo full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours and vacation, well-known company in Austin, Health Savings Accounts, central location, involved in philanthropic events in the community.

    Cons

    Ask about their turnover/retention rate of their employees. Constant emails at night and weekends with the expectation to be answered during those times. Churn and burn company with no heads up on discontent from management.

    Advice to Management

    If your turnover rate is constantly high, then the problem is with the company not the employee. Communication from upper management would be a place to start....


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, supportive staff. With an excellent client base and reputation, it helps to open doors for new clients. Co-workers are professional, no gossip, no drama, everyone just does his or her job.

    Cons

    Work-live balance, it would be nice to work from the house 1 or 2 days a week.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to add value to developing companies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Chief Financial Officer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Chief Financial Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers wonderful access to local companies who need support and executive services but aren't ready or able to make commitment to fulltime employees

    Cons

    Rarely a set schedule and you can't always do what you know needs to be done while working with clients with limited resources and capabilities can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to bring our people together as a team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very happy to be a part of this talented team of professionals!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people in the corporate office and in the field.
    Work/life balance is very manageable.
    Able to work in various facets of the business, which keeps my days full and different.
    Day to day interaction w/ upper management that actually listens and considers input from others.
    Supportive and collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    I would love to bring my dog to work!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "In a word - okay, but I'm definitely much happier now that I'm no longer there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours is probably the number one reason to work there. And depending on the clients to which you're assigned, you may luck out and actually gain some career enhancing experience.

    Cons

    Senior management is buried in the past. Communication terrible, training terrible, benefits terrible. Could be a great company to work if management would get out of it's own way and allow the company to move into the 21st century.


  11. "Consulting Controller"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, variety of clients and projects, and well respected in the community. Concept allows for productive collaboration with colleagues.

    Cons

    No pay for non-billable time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on team building.



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