Telvent

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Telvent Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
44 Reviews
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Telvent Chairman and CEO Ignacio González Domínguez
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  1.  

    Margin Focused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telvent

    Pros

    Larger company with potential for employee growth and global opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much margin focused from corporate office in Spain. Projects lost the uniqueness and were see only for revenues, hence project life cycle development suffered and system for project delivery were of lesser importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the acquisition by Schneider Electric, more codified structure will help in defining and implementing PLC methodologies, which will further help the margins sought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, work from home opportunities

    Cons

    extensive travel, benefits werent too good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good but boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    a calm work environment, 20 days vacation, Exciting professional challenges with different projects especialy when you work on the technology side.

    Cons

    low pay, annoying bureaucracy , left behind in technology, especially senior management seems do not understands technology.lots of distractions at cubicle workspace for engineering works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned a lot in a very short time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Alot of good Training Opportunities, I get comfortable with my job within a month in designing, implementing and deploying the system as an engineer
    - Good pay and benefits and very good location (close to train station)
    - Clear outlook on your career progression

    Cons

    - I am not sure if this applies to other positions, but getting contracted out off-site have no perks , i don't have additional pay, very hard to get overtime paid and can be of very long duration as well. And in the group that I was in, there are alot of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - more compensation is needed for people that need to work offsite if you want to keep employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Design and promotion of New products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy and New Markets Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Strategy and New Markets Director in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    International company, worldwide projects, cutting edge tecnology in energy industry

    Cons

    Narrow mindness, internas methodology, low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emplomes satisfacción has to be in the centre of managers focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mixed bag for junior employees in customer service group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to learn (if you're lucky enough)
    - Great chance to network with clients and industry
    - Generally relaxed work environment

    Cons

    - Little effort devoted to onboarding
    - Among other juniors I've worked with there doesn't seem to be consistent amounts of opportunity to learn and grow irrespective of drive and ability, really it comes down to how busy your group is.
    - Having all hour being directly billable to customer is stressful for those still finding their feet.
    - Seems too niche. Everyone that I know \ heard of who has left goes on to work somewhere else in Oil & Gas IT sector. Probably the nature of Calgary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job on centralizing new hire intake to one group. Hopefully that makes for a more consistent experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company needs some actions but generally good learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning to take in. Complex system.
    Mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of documentation on release as well as development in general.
    Bad with communications as what's going on with the company. Though there has been great effort to get this out but still at a very high level and vague.
    No salary scale so really people with a few years experience might be getting paid the same as 1-year experience (but this might be happening over many companies out there).
    Lower pay compared to other companies out there (or so we think).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication to your team with project updates and company vision/working towards.
    Don't budget too tight and try to chase the margin. Please allow people to claim administrative time (such as filling out timesheet time, company communication sessions instead of scrambling to find a place to put in the hour). Management knows about the pain, yet have done nothing to fix this...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Can do a lot but difficult to progress

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

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    Different verticals allow working in different industries.
    International projects allow international exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to progress and get salary promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with existing promotion rules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok o=place to work but filled with great uncertainty

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    great work/life balance
    Health benefits are good
    very friendly employees

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Poor implementation of new systems/programs
    lack of communication from leadership
    No career development/No training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could lose your best hands from lack of communication...Very unstable environment leading to mass employee turnover. Tell employees what is really going on with the Schneider Electric acquisition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent company suffering a serious hangover

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

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    Telvent is a good company. Admitedly their product is ageing but, the people in the trenches are working hard to keep it relevant. People are this company's greatest asset. People who are loyal regardles of the situation, who talk up the company, who work long hours knowing they will receive little or no recognition; this is what makes this company worth it.

    Cons

    Years of bad management have left a seriously bad taste in the mouths of a lot of key employees. The company's reputation is suffering due to poor decisions and a complete lack of leadership. Foreign ownership and non-communicative, narrow minded management have led to a feeling of being disconnected and serious morale problems in all the offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a leader, not a bureaucrat to really lead this company.

    Disapproves of CEO

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