Invetech Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invetech full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of new product development projects across multiple business units.

    Cons

    Internal communication can be challenging due to time difference between US and Australia


  2. Black hole

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Invetech full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of projects; good technology team; USA office is a good working place;

    Cons

    Lack of corporate vision (changes every 6 month or so); leadership skills and integrity are in short supply; some of the positive Glassdoor comments are clearly published to make total rating look better (I am not aware of anyone, including management, who is positive about this place);


  3. Great growth company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Invetech full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and build. Work with different clients from large diagnostics multi-nationals to start-up organizations.

    Cons

    Time differences with Australia require good time management.

    Advice to Management

    Colin White is doing a great job as the President.


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  5. Product Development Expertise

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Invetech full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong technical engineering Strong project management Creative industrial design Experience with multiple access instrumentation

    Cons

    Small piece of a large corporation pressure to contribute to bottom line. Internal power struggles. Lack of commitment toward direction from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Since you are a service provider you cannot act like a Danaher Company selling widgets. Keep to the innovation and continue to surpass client expectations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Roller Coaster Ride

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Invetech full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Possibly the most friendly and tightly knit group of people to work with. - Variety of projects is good, and since the team is small here you can get exposure to all of them. - The President is enacting a great deal of very positive change and morale has been better than ever.

    Cons

    - Speed and efficiency take a big hit due to reliance on Australian mothership. - Promotions are rare and raises are average to below average. - Management very hesitant to invest in technological infrastructure and would rather pass that on to the client on a per project basis.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more proactive on hiring talent for projects. Running a skeleton crew constantly is burning us all out and leading to looking for opportunities elsewhere.


  7. Energetic and positive culture with new leadership team

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Group Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Group Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Invetech full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since Colin White became president at Invetech there has been a cultural shift in the leadership. The San Diego office is a great place to work and the colleagues here are all high class technically and personally. The recent growth initiative has helped the San Diego office reach the critical size to attract big exciting projects and everyone is busy and focused. If you like working for a company where there is no room for dead wood then Invetech will be a good fit for you. The introduction of the Danaher Business System is getting serious attention and commitment from the leadership team and really has a lot to offer to anyone who believes in continuous improvement and turning problems into opportunities.

    Cons

    The travel commitment can be quite high depending on your position. If you are collaborating with colleagues in Melbourne you will need to be flexible in your work hours, but the company supports this in a variety of ways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep discussing the current strategic direction with colleagues at all levels to ensure alignment and transparency.


  8. Helpful (1)

    2nd class to Australia

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Invetech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment is great. Everybody in the office gets along very well. There is a fair amount of variety in the projects.

    Cons

    While there is variety in the projects, the San Diego office gets fed the scraps. There have been numerous "shared" projects in which the SD site has mainly served as a document processing site or has taken on very minor technical roles. This is due to both the lack of growth in SD and Australia's reluctance to hand over the reins.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the "shared" projects are incredibly inefficient, both time and cost-wise. There is little to no desire for the PMs in Australia to improve this issue.


  9. Interesting work, great people, long hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Invetech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great variety of projects - medical, industrial, commercial Really smart, interesting people - mech, elec and software Can be technical or sales - client facing or not Large and small projects, travel opportunities - asia, europe, USA, etc

    Cons

    Can be long hours. Danaher own the company now - job security not as good as it used to be. Perception that client-facing roles have better career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder to retain talent - keep losing good people. Better pay, faster promotions! Should consider time-in-lieu or overtime - unofficial policy is often unfair.


  10. Friendly people, great projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Invetech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really technically challenging projects with amazingly knowledgeable people to turn to for help. Main R&D site is in Australia, so opportunities for travel and transfers.

    Cons

    Working with projects in countries all around the world can be on teleconferences at all times.


  11. No future

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

    I have been working at Invetech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Highly educated and professional team

    Cons

    Luck of leadership on all levels of company infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    We are running business with 10 years old model, which is based on questionable success stories. It is time to get humble and lower cost of doing business with us.



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