Invesco

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Invesco Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
128 Reviews
3.4
128 Reviews
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Invesco President, CEO, and Director Marty Flanagan
Marty Flanagan
81 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good with this company and they like to have company functions throughout the year for the employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Some really good people to work with, Good benefits in general (in 9 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)

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  1. 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco full-time (more than 10 years)

    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.

    Cons

    Specifically 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 ManagementAdvice

    It'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.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Breadth of Distribution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about growing a lasting company and spend less time worrying about increasing your own net worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No micro management. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Need to have better opportunities to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the same company as it used tobe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Invesco 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.

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Excellent 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.
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Employees 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need more Cohesiveness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Great staff (for the most part) and benefits.

    Cons

    Managers 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 ManagementAdvice

    Talk 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Above average company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Slightly 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for new grads and thats about it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Representative II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tech Representative II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay for the job, 7.5 hour work day (when they're not forcing mandatory overtime on you). If your a recent grad, this job presents you with an opportunity to gain some solid experience in the finance industry. You'll learn alot about retirement accounts and gain your Series 6 license.

    Cons

    You're working in a call center. It's constant phone calls with little time for breaks during the day, let alone a vacation day. Moving up is very difficult. You may need to spend years in the department before getting the opportunity you want. Qualifying for the semi-annual pay incentive is also very challenging and should not be considered an "automatic" by perspective employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on your promises regarding career path and growth potential. Overall, it's not a bad job if it's your first out of college, but if you're changing careers or are trying to break into the asset management field, be prepared to spend several years making very little money in the hopes of getting the job you might want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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