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Vaisala, Inc. Reviews
What is it like working at Vaisala, Inc.?
Vaisala does not assign appropriate titles to their job descriptions. In my opinion this is to keep their payroll costs low. My title is Admin Assist, but the tasks I perform for the Seattle office are in line with an office manager, and safety coordinator. My pay rate, however, is for an admin assist, not for an office manager/safety coordinator. Vaisala is based in Finland, and the management there does not understand the concept of equitable pay for work performed. There is a significant difference between the rate of pay between these two positions, which makes it difficult to survive in Seattle because the cost of living in is extremely high. There are a few things about my position that I find extremely satisfying - the variety of tasks, and the safety coordinator responsibilities. The people in the office that I work with are great. The benefits at this company are excellent. If the pay scale at Vaisala was more equitable, I would have given the company a rating of 5 stars.
"Satisfying, and Frustrating."
Office Manager in Seattle:
Pros: The variety of tasks, the people I work with, the flexible schedule, and the benefits
Cons: The job title does not match the actual tasks required for this position. As a result, the rate of pay is much lower than the rate of pay someone else would get if they were doing the same tasks.
Software Engineer in Helsinki:
Pros: The tech diversity
Cons: No real oportunity to grow
"Go an extra mile with little or no compensation."
Administrative / Office Manager in Seattle:
Pros: Flexible schedule, casual dress
Cons: Lack of compensation for level of responsibility