Insituform Technologies

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Insituform Technologies Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    What its like to work in unsafe work area.

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health benefits and that's it.

    Cons

    Terrible turnover rate,forced to work 7 days a week,2 month rotations,if the manager likes you. A lot of yelling and being told you will be fired. Manager wants you to skip corporate safety measures and don't want you to waste time on gel test.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control the amount of yelling in the workplace.., by management.

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

    Control your life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lineleader in Olyphant, PA
    Former Employee - Lineleader in Olyphant, PA

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

    Pros

    The only positives were the overtime which 7 days a week were too much at months at a time.

    Cons

    Manager at the time was a waste,screaming daily at staff and throwing things like a 2 year old.He ignored safety for production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like people and not machines.

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

    Good company to work for at the time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Insituform Technologies full-time (more than an 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
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    work load

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible working environment

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

    I worked at Insituform Technologies full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    Insituform takes over your life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Insituform Technologies full-time (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
  9.  

    Great potential, poor execution.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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