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Vision Critical Reviews

Updated Feb 8, 2020

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3.2
53%
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64%
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Vision Critical CEO Ross Wainwright
Ross Wainwright
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people work at the company(in 32 reviews)

  • "Flexibility with work/ life balance - understanding with family and outside commitments(in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great company and people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here are amazing and they have very competitive pay and excellent benefits. You get to constantly learn (with great resources available internally for personal or professional learning). Great opportunities for growth and leadership supports and encourages all employees to learn and grow. The C-suite is open and transparent and bi-monthly there are set times where the executives are online and available to answer any question employees ask. Flexibility to work remote if and when you need to.

    Cons

    fast paced work environment where things can change very quickly.

    Vision Critical2019-05-08
  2. "Great place to work with tons of opp to learn and grow!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Up to date tech stack, with intelligent people to maintain them. - Great co workers everyone works together and learns from each other. - Great office culture. - Building an amazing product that helps clients in an incredibly impactful way.

    Cons

    - Things can change quickly.

    Vision Critical2020-01-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "What to do?"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vision Critical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Friday happy hour(s), people are great

    Cons

    Open Office in IT is brutally noisey, some Sr. leaders had unrealistic expectations

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    Vision Critical2020-01-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vision Critical full-time

    Pros

    - Some great people

    Cons

    -Senior leadership can not accomplish their goals and are quick to place blame on anyone but themselves. - Because very few in a leadership position are willing to take responsibility there is miscommunication throughout the organization at almost every step, making a bad situation even worse. Never able to get to the real issues. - New internal procedures every month leads to confusion

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    Vision Critical2020-02-08
  5. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting platform Treats employees well Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in all departments

    Vision Critical2019-12-05
  6. "Good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - BDR 

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time

    Pros

    Income, product, industry space, team

    Cons

    Organizational misalignment, identity confusion, product

    Vision Critical2019-12-15
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Growing up, but still confused"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The business has finally cut its links with its research past and can move on to being a pure play software company removing a lot of legacy cultural confusion. The team is diverse, inclusive, friendly, transparent and solidly supported by management from first line right up to the execs. The execs are accessible anytime and informal.

    Cons

    The machine is still moving too slow. There are some who are in touch with what the market wants and can be directly delivered by the platform but they are being silenced by the noise created by those who are much more about being visionary well beyond the product capability or roadmap which has seems to have stalled. The business will struggle to move forward until the product roadmap and delivery solidly support the vision of the complete value proposition.

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    Vision Critical2019-11-13
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Game of thrones in real life"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vision Critical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Some truly amazing people

    Cons

    Almost every 1-2 years the company does a spring cleanup of top executives and with every new exec come new ideas that are royally botched up in their implementation. The aftermath of this constant turmoil is a deep pile of tech debt and N versions of similar products and services. It should not be surprising that not a single CTO has survived VC for more than 1-2 years (for over a decade now). While it is understandable that the company is going through transitions, but this is chaos. On the lower engineering level, the company size has come down by half and you could count good developers on fingertips. Over the period I worked at VC, the top leadership was engaged in making (new) grandiose plans almost every 6 months that went nowhere. Not so surprisingly, the company managed to hire some very good people but lost all of them. The level of politics is so bad, and mismanagement so deep that instead of developing products in-house, the company is outsourcing development to Lohika. While there is hope that someone will buy VC and all these problems would go away, that maybe just sweet hope. As revenues fall and customers start leaving for (cheaper) alternatives, VC has cornered itself into a tight spot.

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    Vision Critical2019-12-17
  9. Helpful (5)

    "The company is in a tough spot."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Mature development practices Strong middle management

    Cons

    The market VC is in is evolving and the company is struggling to find the solution to match the current trends. Lack of product vision Lack of cohesion in leadership Culture that is fading as many of the top talent exit the company Lack of defined career paths in engineering Haven't seen much financial success from the current CEO Bleeding talent faster than it can be replaced

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    Vision Critical2019-11-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Vision Critical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Culture is pretty relaxed - People are very helpful - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Slow pace - Constant change in management decisions and company structure. It feels like they don't know where they should be heading to improve the product. - Multiple rounds of layoffs

    Vision Critical2019-11-03

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