Invesco

  www.invesco.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Invesco Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 107 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Invesco President, CEO, and Director Marty Flanagan

Marty Flanagan

(67 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • training, work style, work life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits including paid time off and 401k plan(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Understaff, hard to move up unless you know how to play 'the game'(in 3 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance and culture(in 3 reviews)

68 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you want to be in Finance, but not a good place to work if you want generous pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros--Supportive work environment.
    --Good management.
    --Good benefits.
    --Good employees.
    --It's a good place to work if you want to be in the world of Finance.

    ConsSpecifically in the Houston office, unless you are high up in investments, executive management or senior management, the company is not very generous with its pay/bonuses. This is mostly due to the fact that the only major financial institutions in Houston are AIG and Invesco. As such, since competition for highly skilled finance jobs are low, Invesco can pay highly skilled employees less.

    Also, the bonus structure is designed to pick and choose which employees management want to reward. When the bonus structure was explained to me, it sounded as complicated as the tax code. With many companies, there is a flat percentage given to employees and another discretionary percentage depending on performance. At Invesco, the entire bonus is relatively discretionary. The company may do really well, but if management does not think that you performed very well, you may very well not make a bonus at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's o.k. to keep the base pay relatively low, but be much more generous with the bonuses. If the CEO gets a 30% bonus, give every employee a 30% bonus as the employees helped produce the results of the company. Morale drops considerably when the CEO gets a 30% bonus on 14 million in compensation and the employees get only 5% bonus on $40,000 in compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Friendly and educational

    Securities Pricing Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros- Great managers and work environment

    Cons- Sometimes not as professional as other firms in same industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great Breadth of Distribution

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThis is a company that will provide ample opportunity from a distribution stand point.

    ConsSenior Management is clueless. They live in their own bubble where focus is lining their pockets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking about growing a lasting company and spend less time worrying about increasing your own net worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good experience.

    Internal Wholesaler (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNo micro management. Good co-workers.

    ConsNeed to have better opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Not the same company as it used tobe

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsInvesco have pretty decent benefits. Everyone is on hourly except management. Potential overtime can exceed your annual bonus. Company only requires you to work 37.5 hr per week equal full time.

    ConsSince staff were making more money than management due to OT, management are disgruntled. No annual bonus due to OT, however you were still require to have an annual review which i do not see the point since there is no bonus/incentives. Management lacks communications. Morality is very low. There is no loyality from the company. Invesco compensation is not up to par.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication. Reward staff with decent things and not just paper weight ( waste of money)
    Have more employee appreciation day to boost up morality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Still a decent place to work, but has plenty of problems and seems to be going in the wrong direction for employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsExcellent retirement benefits
    Good overall benefits
    Majority of employees are a pleasure to work with

    Cons-Incentive Compensation companywide is trending lower year over year even in some of the strongest profit years of the company.
    -Employees can get frustrated when the company reacts more to short-term market volatility as opposed to remaining true to its long-term strategies.
    -Substantial budget/headcount cuts over the past decade have disrupted the ability to have work/life balance.
    -Inequality from one location to another. Great if you in Atlanta, not so great if you are in Houston or another location.
    -

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on managing for the long term and less about making rash decisions to impact the next quarterly report.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    For me, this was turned out to be the worse move of my career

    Analyst (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat people and great company. The senior management are taking the company in the right direction and the future looks bright for those that are involved.

    ConsEmployees are treated more like managed assets than people at times. Too many layers of middle management, even after years of restructuring (which is continuous here).

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to be honest with employees on the real vision you have for the company. They've committed themselves to the company's success, the least you can do is show them the respect to give them an opportunity to do what's best for themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Need more Cohesiveness

    Client Service Representative (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat staff (for the most part) and benefits.

    ConsManagers did not always seem like they were on one accord. Policies change everyday there so at times it can be confusing for everyone if the management is not even sure what is goin on!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your team on a daily basis about new policies changes! Even if they are emailed to them...if its that important its worthy of a conversation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWork-Life balance couldn't be better.
    Morale high, team-player atmosphere encouraged by management.

    ConsRaises/Bonuses not competitive compared to other asset managers in NYC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Above average company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat vacation package - 15 days for new employees, 7 sick days and 2 personal days
    Good 401(k) contribution
    Lots of professional development opportunities
    Large company that values promotion from within.

    ConsSlightly lower than average salaries and because of weak economy in 2009 raises were limited.
    You could make more money working for a larger investment company, but low cost of living in Houston makes up for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Invesco? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.