Invensys Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
113 Reviews
3.6
113 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.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invensys as a contractor

    Pros

    great flexibility. people oriented management

    Cons

    outdated facility. constrained budgets in the past.

  2.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Invensys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly, and intelligent environment.

    Cons

    A rather small setting, but everyone is able to know each other better.

  3.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invensys

    Pros

    people are nice and collaborative

    Cons

    long hours and not high pay

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  5.  

    Good starting Job

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    • 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
  6.  

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good work places

    Cons

    Not really any so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Too much dead wood

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Foxboro, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foxboro, WI

    I have been working at Invensys full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The individual contributors are very good. If you are motivated you can really drive your own projects.

    Cons

    Too many managers slow things down. Also many people have been there for decades so you always encounter, "that's how we have always done it"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Invensys is a very good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Sales Executive in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invensys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Invensys has very skilled and knowledable people. Better than average pay for their salespeople. Provides opprtunities within the company to grow and expand your career.

    Cons

    Similar to other large companies, there can be unnecessary red tape and politics. Foxboro is not a top of the line DCS system and needs to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the CQA process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Appliance Controls Division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL

    I worked at Invensys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global company, good client base. Worked on innovative projects for years. Engineering was a tight knit group and pulled together very well.

    Cons

    Upper management lost sight of being an "engineering solutions driven company", the focus went to the bean counters.
    Major layoffs became a way of life with little or no warning.
    Management tended to blow sunshine up everyone's tush while the company was sinking.
    Company is imploding; major divisions of the company are being sold off. Unfortunately I worked in the "leftover" division which has no future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made the company strong; be honest with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very positive. As a contract employee I was allowed to participate in a management role.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chaing Senior Commercial Manager  in  Foxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Supply Chaing Senior Commercial Manager in Foxborough, MA

    I worked at Invensys as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very agressive in it's efforts to support a dificult China Nuclear Project.

    Cons

    Seemed to always be behind the eight ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the strong presence in the Nuclear Energy arena.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Has changed over the past few years dramatically

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    • 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

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