Invision Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Investing in people and pechnology, lots of growth and focus on customer satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a clear focus for the company on customer satisfaction and innovating on the current products. Unbelievable set of customers they are building on and are in the middle of some exciting new markets with addressable advertising.

    Cons

    There has been a focus on bringing in quality leadership and changing the culture. That is always a challenge but so far most everyone has been embracing it.

    Advice to Management

    On the right track, keep your ear to employees and customers as you are doing.


  2. Don't join this team if you have alternatives - absolutely no way to grow in your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is competitive. Location from Northern VA is not bad for commuting.

    Cons

    Unless you enjoy being berated with the use of simplistic metaphors, and constantly made to feel useless and/or untrustworthy at one moment, and glorified at the next, you may wish to reconsider taking a job here. Massive turnover across the years. Why are none of the senior developers left? The "culture" favors those who keep their mouths shut and eyes closed to the dysfunctional atmosphere. If you wish to have a voice or career growth, look elsewhere. Technology is massively over-engineered, with a steep learning curve and purported teammates who will throw another under the bus to save face at a moment's notice.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a company culture that doesn't apply to some and not others. Using the "we are Agile" excuse to sweep the constant berating of the employees who don't rely on glad handing or are already in a position of power is a problem that only worsened over time. You are counting on these same folks to deliver and be productive every two weeks. The two don't go hand in hand.


  3. Untapped Potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invision full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable people that are well-respected within their market space and that are very passionate about their product. Striving to be a more professional software development shop.

    Cons

    You really need to know the cable, broadcast, syndication advertising space well if you want to be successful and accepted within the culture. Striving to be a more professional software development shop.


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  5. Had its ups and downs. Now back on track.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Allowed flexibility to work from home. Pay is good, but you need to ask for raises. Management is very approachable.

    Cons

    Can be long hours. Management often overcommits.Whichever client complains most recently is the one that gets attention. Employees are left working overtime to deliver everything that was promised.

    Advice to Management

    The new management team understands the business much better than the old team, but needs to be careful not to try to do to many things at once. Not much of an office culture other than the occasional team lunch or happy hour.


  6. Chasing new business at the expense of current customers.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The executive team holds a monthly town hall where they discuss the company's financials very candidly and share the success and challenges affecting the bottom line.

    Cons

    There is no culture in the NY office. On the one hand it is nice that we have the flexibility to work from home as needed but that leads to a desolate workspace where one never knows if a colleague will be in the office or not. What's lost is the chance encounters in the kitchen or the overheard conversation in the hallway about an ongoing project that might be of interest. There is no sense of an Invison way of doing things. The company is in the middle of trying to establish what tools an processes to put in place across the organization. At this stage in the company's life one would expect that to be established with maybe some initiatives to improve tools and process but it is if they have never existed.

    Advice to Management

    Be tougher. Articulate a strong direction. Too much of the communication from the top seems to have come from an HR 101 pamphlet.


  7. Opportunity and potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management has a product line and vision that should keep this place around for a long time. It's a small company that rewards the hard work, treats employees well, allows working from home, and lets you learn as much as you can handle

    Cons

    Company is a little too spread out. ~120 people spread over 3 offices (and dozens of telecommuters) means that there isn't much "culture" and phone/online meetings can be way too inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Don't accept incompetence. Higher standards should be enforced.


  8. sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Invision full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits, some people are really nice. Use agile methodologies and stick to them.

    Cons

    populated with oldtimers, dont accept new ideas, resistant to new technologies, afraid to change/improve what works. Tons of attitude and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people.


  9. Can be fun to work for, but career development won't happen

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Invision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of people who are smart, friendly and willing to help. Happy hours, when they occur, are great too. Monthly company meetings inform everyone how the organization is performing financially and helps keep everyone focused. Management gives flexible work schedules to accommodate life balance. New senior management is good news.

    Cons

    There are multiple teams and no real description of roles or responsibilities. Long hours, depending on job function. When majority of the company has "Work From Home" disease on Friday, it's hard to tell who is really working or available. Management is top heavy; too many managers, directors and vice presidents. Requests for help from IT take a long time (days, weeks, sometimes ignored).

    Advice to Management

    Need to re evaluate every role in the company and take care of the hard working people that contribute to success. Cut the fat and stop rewarding mediocrity. Terminate people who don't work out quickly. Need to hire HR and work on career development.


  10. Great Technologies, poor employee trust

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Invision full-time

    Pros

    Great technologies and product space

    Cons

    Distrust of employees by management

    Advice to Management

    Trust your trending and adjust accordingly. Don't look to blame others first.



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