Invensys Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
118 Reviews
3.4
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Was Fantastic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Thermodynamic in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Thermodynamic in Lake Forest, CA

    I worked at Invensys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Environment was very friendly and worked with me. Job Training was very intellectually stimulating and rewarding

    Cons

    None at this Current time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place with a lot of history.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good, salaries were decent, I'd work there again if the opportunity arose.

    Cons

    During my time at Invensys there were many reorganizations which unfortunately negatively impacted employee productivity and morale. Although it is a technology company the business unit I worked in seemed to be behind the times and not use these tools for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dont work here. Its going down but now Schneider has bought it

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

    I worked at Invensys full-time

    Pros

    No work. Just chill. Cant think of anything more.

    Cons

    You dont learn anything. Rotation program was poorly structured. The manager hired too many ppl even got another office that now sits empty. And Laid off all the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire that manager

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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invensys

    Pros

    Great Company to work. Good to be part

    Cons

    No Cons. Overwhelmed by competitors

  6.  

    Great company if you are not part of "Undisclosed Project"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer II in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer II in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Invensys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From speaking with people that do not work on the same project as I do (from other parts of Invensys), the culture, benefits, etc are much better than what we get.

    Cons

    For the specific project I was on:

    I was on was not "eligible" for most of the benefits that were offered by the company because of the way that the project's HR interpreted it.

    Compensation doesn't seem to be based on performance. The annual review process is not such of a review, but a regurgitation of what goals were assigned to you from above; completed or not.

    I had to "earn the right" to use my vacation time, according to HR because I was working overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the undisclosed project that I am on, there is no work/life balance. People are expected to be on call 24hrs a day without on call compensation. Work was expected to be 7 days a week when traveling (required overtime) but typical employees were not paid for the first 4 hours every week. There were no bonuses awarded to the people who stayed on the project (overseas) for an extended period even though they were promised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Invensys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff and management style. Enjoyed the hands-off approach to project implementation.

    Cons

    Great company with remote clients. Lots of travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Long time employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxborough, MA

    I worked at Invensys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For many years it was a great place to work. Good people to work with, competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    The company has been totally mismanaged by people with no stake in the company. It remains to be seen what will happen with Schneider Electric in control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get clue. Read some books on management, especially on how to motivate employees. Learn to communicate. Learn to follow through on promises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong product portfolio with weak management strycture

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

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

    Pros

    Very strong product portfolio and capable internal resources. Sound regional product management with an eye for assisting in sales process as required

    Cons

    Do not compensate based upon sales performance (regional distributorships). Very weak management structure at the local level unwilling to adjust to specific market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start compensating "top performers" and providing a delineated compensation structure that rewards new business development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Invensys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent team environment
    Project oriented
    Very nice co-workers.
    Can learn a lot as new employee
    Down to earth management

    Cons

    Politics
    Very few guidelines
    unclear process
    Departments do not necessary on the same page all the time
    Very conservative

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Diverse and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Director in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Project Director in Foxboro, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule helps balance work and family

    Cons

    Management could share more of the big picture

    Recommends

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