Invesco

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Invesco Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
129 Reviews
3.4
129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good with this company and they like to have company functions throughout the year for the employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Some really good people to work with, Good benefits in general (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Understaff, hard to move up unless you know how to play 'the game' (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance and culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    IT Application Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good location, decent salary and benefits, good people in general.
    Strong top-level management that is moving the company forward.
    Plenty of work and very good development opportunities.

    Cons

    Often over-committed projects and highly stressful tight deadlines.
    Over past few years, decreasing transparency.
    Do not really involve rank and file in decisions or consensus building (which can often help flush out issues that management cannot foresee alone -- ala Google appraoch for example).
    Development shifts to offshore taking place, along with applications and infrastructure shifts to cloud services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No place to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Projects Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Projects Lead in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really good people to work with, Good benefits in general.

    Cons

    No to place to go. Actual roles versus titles are misleading, many of those that are to be coaches are also players. New manager training is non existent. Invesco will not say no to a project or initiative, so projects end up under staffed with unrealistic timelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people, Recognize where people are spread to thin, and make priority decisions, it is ok to say to no to some initiatives.

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

    Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of really smart people, who are subject matter experts in their respective fields. Laid back atmosphere, and everyone seems to really care about one another

    Cons

    Not the most challenging work, projects move along kind of slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst employer ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Recruiter for Invezco is nice

    Cons

    Management in UK is only worried about other UK nationals. Bad environment and HR will not help even when you have legit complaint about UK management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring management back to yout base in US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pleasant Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Invesco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Someone on the team brings breakfast every Friday for everyone. This process is rotated every Friday

    Cons

    mandatory overtime when call volumes are high, but that's with any call center job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent work, not so great pay, disappointing management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Invesco as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some people in management were fantastic, somewhat flexible work environment. Pay was not terrible, and benefits were mediocre. The hours are typically very relaxed and the work is not difficult.

    Cons

    Some people in management were absolutely terrible and ruined the experience for everyone. I found that they had a great reputation at our school, but that was for the finance division. The accounting departments aren't nearly as enticing. Salary wasn't competitive and I would not go to work there again. I would say if you are ambitious and are wanting to move up it would take years to do so here. The work is not very challenging and when they don't hire enough people the hours can be terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your employees! Some management are amazing, but they are few and far between. The rest, they can be rude and ruin your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Support from IT Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, business users are great people.

    Cons

    Not up with technology best practices and designs. IT Management not willing to listen to technical staff experts recommendations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your IT staff recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Afternoon reporting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Afternoon Reporting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Afternoon Reporting in Houston, TX

    I worked at Invesco as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice job and i liked the mgmt

    Cons

    no vacation becasue you need to be at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for new grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Invesco as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from the industry. This will look good on a resume and for future employers.

    Cons

    Understaff, hard to move up unless you know how to play 'the game'. There's a lot of favorites in our dept. it's who you know not what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more incentives maybe they'll work a lot longer instead of leaving within 2 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Invesco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Experience for recent grads - Learn a ton

    Cons

    Workload is extreme. Management does not care about staff - I know this because I have a neighbor in management. Staff turnover is constant. Compensation is well below industry standards but this is part of their strategy - hire tons of recent grads for cheap and they get the necessary "experience needed" for every job they wanted. It is definitely a good place to start but the second you can leave, do it.

    Also, they don't promote from within. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none. It is like talking to a brick wall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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