Vistatec Reviews

Updated 7 Apr 2020

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Vistatec"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, emphasis on employee engagement, good social side

    Cons

    Challenging clients, complex and dynamic industry

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  2. "Review the Team Lead and SPM"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very nice colleagues in Dublin

    Cons

    Management by friend? You get the position because you're a friend of somebody

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Small-minded managers for a small-minded operation"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Knack for hiring dedicated professionals and team players, so interaction with colleagues is great Gave a gym/sports stipend, which is great and shows they care about employee physical health

    Cons

    Myopic management, lacking in vision: you can expect to use the same tools and processes every day for the rest of your working life Bullies and gossips tolerated in positions of power, empathy is a foreign concept to many of them VERY low entry salary, practically impossible to get by in Dublin Men promoted ahead of women wherever possible at the "ground" levels Basically no promotion/career prospects Happy to have high turnover rather than treat people well HR unresponsive to concerns, issues and complaints

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  4. "Fast-paced and lovely environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good promotion opportunities Nice working environment Training facilities

    Cons

    Lack of technology Lack of flexibility to change processes and tools

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Close knit company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun young office people are nice and teams Localisation teams is mature and workload manageable (the other side seemed more stressful) Management we're very much part of the team

    Cons

    Systems were a antiquated (like billing) and the financial situation of the company was a concern There are peaks when it's real busy but I've not seen a localisation job that wasn't - it's got a similar workload to competitors

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    "Good opportunity to grow"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Work from home Friendly environment

    Cons

    Micromanaging IT tools somehow outdated Too many processes

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    "Genuine Former Employee"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vistatec was on the whole a good place for me to advance my career as project manager. I improved significantly my communication skills over email and on the phone with both vendors and clients, which has proven extremely valuable in my next roles. I also learned a good bit of Excel through the countless hours of spreadsheet project tracking (I heard this has changed a bit for the better now) and overall gained a deep understanding of how the Localization industry works. I know some reviews mention issues with HR, but my experience with them was mostly positive. I do think they had a chance to take onboard feedback which they ultimately chose to ignore, but I did feel supported when I reached out for help most of the times.

    Cons

    I never felt like I could put my background in Localization to much use while I was there. Having experience serves close to no purpose when you work with sales reps and clients who lack understanding of translation. In fact, it can work against you: as a project manager in Vistatec, I had little influence over the services sold, vendors used and delivery terms, so I would find myself at times coordinating projects I felt would be far from a linguistic success, which was frustrating. The sad truth is that most colleagues I came across would acknowledge this situation as “it is what it is” or take comfort in arguing that the entire industry is the same. This culture of complacency and resistance to change is very unlikely to retain any young talent, so I would not be surprised if the company disappeared once senior management were close enough to retirement. It will become increasingly difficult for Vistatec to scale and survive without younger talent who know the latest about localization tools, machine learning or programming languages. To be clear, the minority I came across who who did embrace change have all left the company by now. The frustration Glassdoor reviews clearly display is fueled by the resistance they were met with time and time again when trying to improve things... not to mention the unpaid, excessive overtime on top of salaries who were at times quite low.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Enter this company at your own risk"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many young motivated global professionals pass through this company so it offers many opportunities for networking, sharing experiences and making friends from everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    No need to hold a PhD in content analysis to spot the impersonally fake positive reviews on this company. Vistatec is a terrible employer, the only thing they are good at is marketing themselves as being what they are not: cutting edge, transparent, and inclusive. The internally developed tools provided are out of date, unsuitable for the job and often just don't work. Vistatec is completely behind in terms of systems and tools. Their business model as a whole is flawed and they don't add sufficient value to make big margins so their strategy is to pretty much always say yes to the client and then put pressure on everyone downstream to deliver. The culture at Vistatec is TOXIC. Anything goes for so long as jobs are delivered on time to the client: pressure to work overtime (unpaid), bullying, isolation of team members to prevent other members becoming aware of the bullying, etc. Not all line managers are bullies at Vistatec but those who are can do so with impunity. HR and middle management just look the other way and bullies are even been promoted. Working from home being listed as a benefit is an indication of just how poor the benefits offered are. Also, the approval process of requests to work from home is not very transparent and is impacted by how much HR likes/dislikes you. Needless to say that all the above as well as the low wages result in a rather high turnover. If you have any other options for employment, do yourself a favour and take a job at a company that sees value in its people rather than a company like Vistatec.

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    "Extremely poor management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Language Quality Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vistatec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working from home privileges are useful (but HR only grant it if they like you) I made some good friends (who have all left now too)

    Cons

    Poor people management and completely unsupportive HR. If you get on their bad side they will make life hard for you. I've heard of several cases where staff reported bullying and no action was taken. Issues raised in exit interviews by staff leaving are not addressed. If you have a problem HR would rather you just quit. Salaries are very poor and generally not enough to pay rent and have a decent standard of living in Dublin. Raises are hard to get, even if you take an additional roles and responsibilities. There is a defensive atmosphere where all departments are just trying to pin blame on each other and a huge resistance to change. This has resulted in loads of pointless and outdated processes that waste time and frustrate you. There is a lack of respect for staff: unpaid and unacknowledged overtime is standard and if you flag issues to management you are basically told to deal with them yourself.

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    "Genuine Current Employee Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vistatec full-time

    Pros

    Reading some reviews on here encouraged me to write my own review. In my opinion Vistatec is a human company, treats employees well, provides good job security, well respected in the industry, always improving and most good people do very well here - either by carving out a career for themselves within or using the experience as a platform to opportunities outside of Vistatec

    Cons

    My experience is that there is much growth with some systems and processes needing to catch up, and this can be a slow process, making for a challenging environment that may not suit everyone. I have many years of experience in this industry so for me personally I enjoy problems and the opportunities that result from helping solve them but I have seen less experienced people and / or those with a negative disposition struggle with the challenges. At times there is little room for creativity which can be frustrating, but that’s just the nature of this industry.

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