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Declining prospects for the future.

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Former Employee - Assurance Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)
Former Employee - Assurance Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)

I worked at Invensys Rail full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Some good, educated and professional people work in the company, especially highly skilled engineers that competition would love to poach. Also good working environment in the Croydon Offices and Euston Offices.

Cons

Second wave of redundancies within a year despite promising the first wave would have been the final one.
Can not afford to give yearly salary increases more than 1.25% which is way less than the standard competitor for the market.
Useless bonus scheme which is designed to pay nothing year on year.
Frequent high level management changes don’t help the situation.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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


  2. 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.


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