Vend Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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3.7
77%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Vend Interim CEO Ana Wight (no image)
Ana Wight
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company is generally speaking very flexible, you can work flexible hours, work remotely and also work from home from time to time(in 15 reviews)

  • "I had a good work-life balance and got to work with some very smart and kind people(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working in Melbourne is like being in high school(in 6 reviews)

  • "No real path to career development (But that is being fixed and changes are already noticeable)(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive and Enjoyable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities Lots of time for personal development and it's highly encouraged

    Cons

    Departments operate in silos at times

  2. "Poor upper management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retailer Advocate in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and location with staff parking.

    Cons

    Management is poor. They fail to keep people with true potential and favour those who sweet-talk their way up the ladder. Zero career growth potential.


  3. "Awesome place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pet-friendly, Inclusive culture, Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Too many legacy codes to handle

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  4. "Was a good time"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and team were great

    Cons

    A lot of managerial politics and favoritism

  5. "Not Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Managers who listen to their employers

    Cons

    Less benefits and not very good at salary increments

  6. "Epic!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vend full-time

    Pros

    Had some of the best times with these guys

    Cons

    can’t really think of any

  7. "nice"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Auckland, Auckland

    I have been working at Vend full-time

    Pros

    cool nice company to work in

    Cons

    management could do better job

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great engineering culture, lots of smart people to learn from"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vend full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Modern engineering practices: microservices, CI/CD, deployments happening dozens of time a day, feature flags, staged rollouts, etc. No blame culture. Plenty of opportunities to learn. Full transparency in terms of company finances and plans.

    Cons

    I found it is too hard to leave Vend, got stuck here. All companies where I interview at from time to time look nowhere near as good.

    Vend Response

    September 20, 2020P&C Consultant

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a positive review. It's great to hear you enjoy the culture at Vend and feel like you have access to opportunities to continue to learn. I love your comment about it being "too hard to leave Vend" - we believe its a pretty great place to work too!

  9. "Vend is an amazing place to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vend full-time

    Pros

    I love the people, culture, work flexibility

    Cons

    I find it hard to leave Vend

    Vend Response

    November 1, 2020P&C Consultant

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you love the people, culture and flexibility. We put a lot of effort into building a great culture and we think we have some pretty amazing people at Vend!

  10. Helpful (9)

    "Risk averse and conservative leadership. To many "strategy experts""

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vend full-time

    Pros

    Awesome founder, free fruit. Friday night drinks are cool, especially the keg beer!

    Cons

    Leadership, in particular current acting CEO, is very risk averse and conservative, and unable to operate with less than perfect information and an over resourced team. Also has a reputation for being ineffective behind the slick slides and good game she talks. Hopefully Vend appoints a new CEO soon that is able to move quickly, operate a lean team and effectively navigate a path through these challenging times. Others in the leadership team are great, including the CMO .

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    Vend Response

    April 20, 2020People Experience Partner

    Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We certainly do have a pretty great Founder, and we love that he is still a big part of our business today. In fact, you'll often see him at Friday drinks (wind-downs as we call them) enjoying socialising with the teams. They've been virtual recently and still a lot of fun! We think our acting CEO is doing an amazing job navigating our business, and our retailers, through a global pandemic and economic crisis. We have total confidence in our CEO, our Executive team, and our leaders to get us through this global crisis and accelerate out the other side. These are certainly unprecedented times, and we know that means that not all of the projects we had planned can still go ahead right now. But there is a ton of opportunity on the other side and we're excited to be getting prepared for it once the world re-opens. At Vend, we give all our employees the opportunity to raise any concerns they may have through forums such as anonymous AMA's (ask the "Exec" anything) at our company stand ups, and an exec slack channel. We really love this open dialogue, it's a part of what makes Vend so great, and we strongly encourage all of our team to use these forums for open discussion. Best Heather (People Experience Partner)

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