Invensys Reviews in Lake Forest, CA

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112 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work life balance, good bosses, great colleagues (in 5 reviews)

  • Large company with good benefits standard to ones of equal size, work flexibility largely depends on your own manager, and opportunities to travel (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lost sight of being an "engineering solutions driven company", the focus went to the bean counters (in 5 reviews)

  • Senoir leadership has no strategy at all as result the direction of the company changes every 6-9 months (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good starting Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning experiences and chances to work on new things. Bouncing from project to project with very different problems to face.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management and staff in general. Every week or so you turn around and someone either went to a new group or left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into your staff even in the struggling projects. Give credit to the people who commit to doing things right not just fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Has changed over the past few years dramatically

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Invensys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free snack machines
    Free drinks/coffee
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of upper management competence
    Lack of direction
    Low morale
    The "fun" culture has definitely turned into something different (Wonderware)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide direction

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

    Good employees, management is a revolving door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Invensys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary
    Flexible hours
    Good benefits
    Generous vacation

    Cons

    Management is everchanging
    Lack of direction
    Low company spirit
    Excessive outsourcing (they call it co-sourcing but we all know what it is)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board needs to find leaders that are more interested in leading the company rather than cashing in on their signing bonus after 12-18 months and the leaving. Invensys has had no clear direction in the last 5 years or more due to the frequent management turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Still leader in so many areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Invensys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have world class products, Loyal custom base. Salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Too many leaders come from outside the company. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive team to be grown from within . Bring more of development in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Invensys is typical of corporate (bureaucratic) work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Invensys

    Pros

    The pay is okay, the benefits are good. Some aspects of the work are challenging and enjoyable. There are people who try to "care" about you.

    Cons

    Growth is not really an important aspect of working here. You may have ideas on how to do things better, but unless you are in management you don't really get listened to.
    Management often uses a command and control (and sometimes threatening) approach to making people do work. Real team work is uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are typically promoted to managers through demonstration of outstanding technical expertise in an area, however once becoming a manager, they continue to manage by imposing technical constraints on a team. They need to learn how to be managers of people instead of products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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