Vistage International

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Vistage International Reviews

Updated 22 December, 2014
Updated 22 December, 2014
2 Reviews
3.0
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Vistage International CEO Leon Shapiro
Leon Shapiro
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, high pressure, reliance on contractors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Vistage International full-time

    Pros

    Very little bureaucracy. Can make an immediate impact. Company trusts employees on IT resources. Lots of challenges meant lots opportunity to learn. Some really nice people. Great holiday party. Company seems to genuinely care about its employees. Company is very profitable.

    Cons

    Company has big visions for its digital products, but does not hire enough engineers to accomplish its vision because it does not see itself as a tech company. It relies on contract developers for a lot of the work, but outsourcing has lots of downsides, including communication barrier, time difference, turn over, slow connection, lack of understanding about how things work. For the onsite employee, this meant long and stressful working conditions. The pay didn't compensate for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management that has a software development background. Hire more engineers instead of outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Practice what you preach!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Chair in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Vistage International

    Pros

    Reputation of the organization is good, the name is reasonably well respected in the market. Educational programs are good to excellent. Chair community is truly a gift to the world. Very unselfish, sharing, caring, dedicated group of individuals. Resource speakers are excellent. HQ administrative assistance to chairs is good. If you've made your number, it's a wonderful way to stay involved and contribute and make some good money.

    Cons

    Economic model benefits the company more than the chair. Virtually no effective sales support after starting the initial group. Chair community is more a set of competitors than collaborators and the economic model supports that process. The online presence has gone downhill in the last two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is tons of competition out there and we need to be more effective at attracting and retaining members for the chairs who've been successful.

    Disapproves of CEO

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