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An incompetent management for a struggling company with unhappy employees

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Invensys Rail

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

A move over the recent years has pushed Invensys Rail to extend their reach overseas outside of their traditional markets within Europe, offering new opportunities. The company is one of the lesser competitors in the railway industry in search of a better future.

Cons

Yet, this growth strategy comes at a heathy price: lack of control over spending and frenetic technologies development doesn't deliver the vision, only stocks value plunges and forecasted/foreseeable poor margins, if any! major contracts losses in UK has triggered massive retrenchment exercises and depleted the company of a much needed workforce The impact of the morale of the employee is equally proportional to the lack of adequate management: promised training programmes were never implemented high turn-over is a clear indication of a running all-over the place "strategy" which obviously lack long-term visibility internal lesser resources deployment at the detriment of key achievers/performers in shocking lay-off illustrate a hidden agenda at the Senior Management level for a power coup Human Resources doesn't play their necessary part: own internal policies is a struggle to enforce, if one can!

Advice to Management

Stick to your words: do what you say you will Implement fairness and integrity: treat your employees with respect commensurate to their loyalty Recognise high performance, contribution and achievement: forgo favouritism and motivate high achievers with incentives Create sustainable growth: do train your staff, do simply talk about it Drop internal war affairs: enforce effective collaboration within the various geographical Business Units of the Group

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  1. Excellent Project Management Team

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Invensys Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely knowledgeable group of Project Managers and Sr. Project Managers. The entire team possessed not only outstanding information regarding the project management aspect, but the rail industry as a whole.

    Cons

    With the amount of experience and hands on knowledge in the Senior levels of the Project Management group, the chances for advancement are slim.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting smaller projects or raising the expectations for the Project Administrators.


  2. good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Invensys Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience in a fast paced environment that was allowing you to take on as much as you wanted to if you desired.

    Cons

    High stress, low pay, good old boy mentality. Difficult for younger (not baby boomer) generation to garner respect and an ear from senior folks even if the individual was known to be one of the top up coming players. No opportunity for bonus it any compensation based on performance other than standard merit increase and that was only guaranteed based on meeting all goals at a minimum grade. Persons who excel were not compensated above the standard although there were "peer/manager based nomination opportunities for Eawards" I have never met someone who was not a manager or senior person who received one.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what is happening and by whom on the floor/office worker level. Di not push those already going above and beyond to do more without incentive. Otherwise, if you don't want to pony up, make the other 75% of the team accountable!


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