Insituform Technologies

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Insituform Technologies Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
20 Reviews
2.3
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for at the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Insituform Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very diverse workforce. Very knowledgeable workforce of dedicated men & women. Couldn't say enough nice things about them. Excellent stock options

    Cons

    Company is publicly traded and thus gets a new CEO every 2 or 3 years or so, which thwarts any efforts of continuity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The company works you 7 days a week and threatens to fire you constantly. Olyphant pa plant

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    Current Employee - Line Lead  in  Olyphant, PA
    Current Employee - Line Lead in Olyphant, PA

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I would say overtime and the health benefits. You will get safety training but its not followed due to product demand and lack of proper safety equipment.

    Cons

    Current manager yells at employees daily and does not understand work procedures. Employees are working in daily fear of being told they will be let go. Employees drink alcohol on the 3rd shift and its let go. Supervisors don't handle techs concerns and the turnover rate in the last 2 years in unbelievable and hr let's it continue. Why??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better relations with employees and stop the turnover rate at olyphant pa. Temporary employees don't work out here and fire the 2 key employees who drink alcohol on site on 3 rd shift.these employees been her along time and management has known this for 2 years. Good luck. I will be leaving here soon. I could honestly say that over 15 employees left this plant in 2 years. Why??? Only 6 full time employees work here,rest all temps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    work load

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wet Out Tech  in  Olyphant, PA
    Current Employee - Wet Out Tech in Olyphant, PA

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    small crew size means lots of overtime

    Cons

    no time for a family and party plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance drives people to succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insituform Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What pros? This company is horrible to work for.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Poor pay, expect a raise of less then $.50 every 2 to 3 years. Absolutely no leadership. Corporate mindset, no care for the working class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell this company to a local business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience. Great place to grow.

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

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies

    Pros

    Good pay, good equipment. Safety is key.

    Cons

    No learning curve. Too many chiefs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Insituform takes over your life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have a chance to work with some of the most talented people. You learn allot about how infrastructure works. The pay is average for where you live. You get above average healthcare insurance.

    Cons

    Once you are hired, all of the promises you received at your interview are thrown out the window. You now work 7 days a week with a day off a month. So say goodbye to your family and friends. The equipment is falling apart and held together with tape. The trucks are broke down half the time. You never get an honest "good Job" from management. You will change shifts every 60 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a set schedule for your employees to live by. Listen to your lower level employees, before someone gets hurt. Make sure you give proper raises to all staff, not just upper management. And Hire a Secretary for Olyphant!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great potential, poor execution.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Insituform Technologies

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities exist because of poor upper management and a serious lack of value placed on company infrastructure.
    Poor communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your company.
    If you are going to keep your core business (NAR), then increase your focus on infrastructure: Hire good people and provide them with the support (equipment and training) they need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    At one time was great, but became a dreary, unfair experience for many people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Insituform Technologies

    Pros

    Leadership position from a size standpoint in the industry. Many solutions they can deliver to customers who definitely do need the solutions - trenchless. Neat people across the country in a variety of positions if you have the opportunity to interact with them.

    Cons

    Senior management is inept. The current and immediately prior CEO are/were focused only on their perception by Wall Street, not their employees and more importantly not their customer base. Do not have a realistic view of how to lead an organization and a business. They are/were paupers looking for approval from their board and Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR LOWEST LEVEL EMPLOYEES ON UP! They will talk to you and provide feedback that will help you if they do not think they'll get fired for being honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Head Games

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Insituform Technologies

    Pros

    Good location...clean offices (at least the ones that have been renovated). Big player in their industry, should be one with upside.

    Cons

    Very political. Inept HR team. Poor executive leadership. Favoritism, back room deals run rampant in promotion discussions. Even those with years of strong service tossed aside for political gain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about your own team by talking to those a few levels down. Show appreciation for those that do the actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to be...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies

    Pros

    If you have the right boss, you have tremendous support and opportunities for learning. The people that you work with can be absolutely wonderful and that makes all the difference between wanting to go to work and needing to go to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and from upper management to the rest of the employees. It's not as bad as I've seen it but it's not good by any stretch either. The fact that they are a publicly traded company is a downside from this point of view because it puts management in a position where they need to hold their cards close to the vest instead of communicating honestly with staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more open with employees, be more accessible. And communicate the bad news as well as the good news.

    No opinion of CEO

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