VIRTUAL Instruments Employee Reviews

3.7
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Amazing Product Amazing Team
Senior Financial Analyst, Office of CFO (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 29, 2018
Amazing Company Great Product Great Team

Flexible work from home. Solid Product Positioning after Merger . Great CEO

It is great opportunity to work
Pros
Medical Insurance, Pantry, Lunches
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Great company when started
Sr. Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 1, 2017
Was there early and for 4.5 years was greatest culture I ever experienced. Very hard product to sell but was very successful and miss every second of my time. Unfortunately the company didn't position itself well and ran out of time and money before laying off most of staff. Company was ultimately merged with another startup and is now doing well as far as I've heard.
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I learned a lot
Technical Training Developer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 28, 2016
It was a great time and a great way to help companies with technology at a basic level. I was able to adjust what I did to suite the need of a client on a daily basis.
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Start Up and Fun Workplace
Manager, Global Events & Operations (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 8, 2015
They took very well care of their employees whether it was massage therapist that came every other week, to breakfast and lunch served weekly.
Executives were very close knit and cared deeply for your well being. Very much enforced work,life and balance.
Some executives were invested in your advancement if you had the potential.
Pros
Free luck and breakfast and massages
Cons
Pay raise based off sales and not personal growth
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Miss managed product development and corp finances
Employee (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 30, 2015
Leadership missed opportunities to advance the company in meaningful ways. New Product development was mismanaged and did not reflect the industry or customer needs. VP of Engineering was to relaxed and did not hold directors, managers or engineers accountable to deadlines or product quality. VP of Professional Service was disengaged with the needs of staff. He was not able to build a coalition with the VP of Sale and VP of Engineering and forced the services organization to build solution to work around product issues. VP of Sales was more worried about being nice than holding sales teams accountable, counted on the 8 highest sales teams to carry the company. Lack of vision and leadership drove sale to slump and money to begin to dry up. VP of Marketing ran the marketing organization like an open checkbook for vendors, no real evidenced based marketing strategy. Spent money with vendors with out determining the derived value of service and did not follow any evidenced based strategies to generate sales or market penetration. The VP seem to be more concerned with the next opportunity to have a party, than generating sale and strategies for their respective departments. CFO was not monitoring spend rate and not monitoring the business burn rate, this allowed the company to get into serious financial difficulties. CEO was absent from day to day operations and only there as a figure head and not management of the company, let under qualified executives run the company, no one had their eyes on the ball and it costed 200 plus approximately 2/3 of the employees there jobs.
Pros
Some of the best Professional Services Staff
Cons
Bad Leadership, No Vision, Bad stewards of Company
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Work quality is good but management sucks
Senior Staff (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 10, 2015
Fun to work and co-workers are extremely nice but management is horrible, very political and has no idea about how to market the product. Management also has no idea of how to run a start up with limited financial resources. Spending excessively and not keeping track of the financial situation reflects on bad management. This is not what you expect from a start up.
Pros
Work quality is o.k
Cons
Management is horrible, No idea about marketability of the product.
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Great technology, people, place
Onsite Resident Application Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TxOctober 16, 2015
VI has a awesome culture with very talented people behind it. Really impressed with the technology offering. Unmatched in the industry.
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3.0
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A typical day at work
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 13, 2015
The works are routine and there have not been many projects in the pipeline.

The first think is log in bank account to reconcile cash account.
And then, reviewing employee expense report and checking all AP incoming email.

If this day is the first day of the month, I will prepare month-end closing entry
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
not challenge
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4.0
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Great Company at First
Staffing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 12, 2015
I couldn't say enough good things about the people I worked with at VI, across all departments. The culture was amazing and really felt like you mattered. Unfortunately, the room for growth and advancement wasn't there in the end.
Pros
Free lunches twice a week, stocked kitchen
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Great Open Door Policy
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 12, 2015
Good Management team, fun events and talented coworkers. Small company so work-life balance leaves something to be desired. Great benefits package.
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Fun place to work
Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Great LakesJuly 31, 2014
Fun culture. Work hard and play hard mentality. Good people to work with.
Pros
Good people
Cons
compensation lacking
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