Invesco Institutional

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Invesco Institutional Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
9 Reviews
3.1
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Professional Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    Good benefits and company values. Leadership was okay but there are definitely worse out there

    Cons

    Lack of communication between groups within the same department. One or two gatekeepers with all the information.

  2.  

    Very Good, except for constant management changes

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

    I worked at Invesco Institutional full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, smart, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    When other companies were brought into the group, and managers from those were brought to this division, the company began to deteriorate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kill the golden goose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Treading water

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

    I have been working at Invesco Institutional full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Good people, collegial environment.
    Good benefits.
    Firm emphasizes high ethical standards and tough legal compliance rules.

    Cons

    Salaries well below industry average. Best talent jumps at first opportunity.
    Name not really a resume builder.
    Company was built by acquisitions so still very different cultures between offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of dead weight walking around at senior levels. Retire some MDs and SMDs to open up compensation potential for mid-level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Very Strong Earnings; Very Very bad pay for employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    benefits are decent and the day-to-day work can be interesting if you can get on some good projects and you truly enjoy the asset management business.

    Cons

    COMPENSATION, Stealth layoffs, political culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance (you say you do, but you clearly don't)

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    Solid product suite, global reach, and well known brand

    Cons

    Focus on retail side of the business and lack on focus on high-revenue potential of institutional business. Consulting firms (McKinsey) with limited knowledge of the industry or internal structure running key projects directly reporting to Executive Mngt. The recommendations are all "white paper" or "metric" based; limits the input from experienced staff, lowers competitive advantages, and doesn't leverage the resource in place. The few promotions that happen are the McKinsey consultants coming on full time. It's disappointing, because Invesco is great firm with great potential and they should leverage the dedicated employees who have been with the firm for years (avg of 10+ years) and not empower consultants fresh out of college to run the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees, leverage their experience, and go after the competition. Do everything you can to take advantage of their knowledge - it's untapped wealth that can be a considerable growth engine. If you ignore that or promote novices above these resources, you will lose their knowledge and ultimately these resources (which has been happening for 2-3 years now).

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Management  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Applications Development Management in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    Really good compensation and it is an interesting industry.

    Cons

    Large corporate atmosphere, some feeling of being disconnected from the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job except for the typical large corporation approach of sugar coating every message.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A reasonably good job experience at a pretty good company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    Diverse set of business areas to work in, generally well motivated co-workers, management that at least give a strong appearance of trying to communicate effectively.

    Cons

    Benefits package being cut back over time (mostly medical coverage), inconsistent compensation structures in similar areas, awkward organizational structures in some areas without adequate solicitation of feedback from employees in a position to give good advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to, and seek the counsel of, senior individuals in various product areas in order to develop the best organizational structures; rely less on outside consulting firms.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Leadership lacks institutional experience

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    Former Employee - Institutional Sales
    Former Employee - Institutional Sales

    I worked at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    The scope of product offerings is literally almost second to none. Distressed, real estate, quant equity, bank loans, etc. No other firm has wide a unique set a products to offer clients.

    Cons

    All of the portfolio management teams are there through acquisitions, so none of them want to work with Invesco sales, let alone other asset management teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out and hire a leader with US Institutional experience to run the company, before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for experienced workers but not for entry level candidates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invesco Institutional

    Pros

    Great name to have on the resume and interesting work on a daily basis. They also sponsor certain certificate programs.

    Cons

    Overall benefits is below industry standards. Leadership and training is weak and the ability to move to other groups does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not recommend starting off a career at Invesco. People with more experience will find the company a much better fit than entry level candidates. I think training and employee growth should be more of a focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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