Telvent

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Telvent Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Focus on bottom line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Telvent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast acceleration from new role to lead role
    Steep learning curve if given time to learn enables employees in future careers
    Great company for helping you develop fast acting and decision making technical skills
    Amazing customer relations and cooperation

    Cons

    Little focus on people so retention and succession are lacking
    No consults with groups or departments before change
    Inter-department cooperation needs development
    Weighty process and policy is time consuming and not efficient
    No strong direction from upper management on acceptable or unacceptable behaviour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to fix issues by shifting management or shuffling departments is not the solution. Proper analysis of issues, a plan for fixing them and a front line consult process to address technical and customer satisfaction issues would be far more effective. Top-down no longer works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed bag for junior employees in customer service group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to learn (if you're lucky enough)
    - Great chance to network with clients and industry
    - Generally relaxed work environment

    Cons

    - Little effort devoted to onboarding
    - Among other juniors I've worked with there doesn't seem to be consistent amounts of opportunity to learn and grow irrespective of drive and ability, really it comes down to how busy your group is.
    - Having all hour being directly billable to customer is stressful for those still finding their feet.
    - Seems too niche. Everyone that I know \ heard of who has left goes on to work somewhere else in Oil & Gas IT sector. Probably the nature of Calgary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job on centralizing new hire intake to one group. Hopefully that makes for a more consistent experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Long working hours, unhealthy atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevilla (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevilla (Spain)

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to gain experience as a first job and to learn what a job should never be

    Cons

    Long hours, bad paid, encourage unhealthy competition between colleagues, do not respect employees, do not care to give employees any training and make really difficult for you to train by your self (do not let you to attend to exams, do not make easy for you to go to classes, even though there are out of your working hours)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry a little bit more about workers, they are people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company needs some actions but generally good learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning to take in. Complex system.
    Mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of documentation on release as well as development in general.
    Bad with communications as what's going on with the company. Though there has been great effort to get this out but still at a very high level and vague.
    No salary scale so really people with a few years experience might be getting paid the same as 1-year experience (but this might be happening over many companies out there).
    Lower pay compared to other companies out there (or so we think).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication to your team with project updates and company vision/working towards.
    Don't budget too tight and try to chase the margin. Please allow people to claim administrative time (such as filling out timesheet time, company communication sessions instead of scrambling to find a place to put in the hour). Management knows about the pain, yet have done nothing to fix this...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    People are great, R&D is very relaxed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, awesome managers (R&D)

    Cons

    Work is stale, repetitive. Few options for advancement for non-engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Localize communications roles (mostly sourced in Europe).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The less professional you are, the more you will grow here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevilla (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevilla (Spain)

    I worked at Telvent full-time

    Pros

    I really don´t know yet what is the benefit of working in this company, beside the salary which is very normal one in most of the cases

    Cons

    Another big company where you just have to be very good friend of your bosses, and smash your colleagues and people under... then,... you get success...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really think what I have done wrong to become a manager in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No work life balance, no streamlined process, everything has to be done on a "now" basis

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

    I worked at Telvent as a contractor

    Pros

    Salary is comparable. New computers with big monitors.

    Cons

    No bonus. No process. No work-life balance. Everything has to be done on a "now" basis. It's a no brainer why more people leave this company than that get hired. This is specifically about Telvent at Austin (that used to be Caseta).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give proper bonus for hard workers. Have a plan for the entire year. Don't put your project deadlines over the holidays. Introduce some process instead of working on "get it done now" basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Can do a lot but difficult to progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    Different verticals allow working in different industries.
    International projects allow international exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to progress and get salary promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with existing promotion rules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of hands on experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    Coworkers are energetic and always ready to help.

    Cons

    Documentation ranges from non-existent to sparse and severely disorganized.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok o=place to work but filled with great uncertainty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telvent

    Pros

    great work/life balance
    Health benefits are good
    very friendly employees

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Poor implementation of new systems/programs
    lack of communication from leadership
    No career development/No training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could lose your best hands from lack of communication...Very unstable environment leading to mass employee turnover. Tell employees what is really going on with the Schneider Electric acquisition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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