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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

INVISTA, being a subsidiary of Koch Industries, offers a very cost effective benefits package. Salaries are what I would consider above average. Management seems to care about employees having a good work/life balance.

Cons

There seemed to be few, if any, opportunities for advancement. Executives do not often communicate corporate level news about other businesses and capabilites that are outside your own group.

Advice to Management

Better communication, management training programs.

Other Employee Reviews for INVISTA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "terrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they do pay you halfway decent. You do get a lot of employee discounts since Koch owns everything under the sun.

    Cons

    management treats production operators like they are garbage. They have very poor attitudes and take credit for any improvement ideas put forth by operators. They scramble around to cover their own butts and will lie for each other if necessary. You have to work there for 5 years to get a 2nd week of vacation in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    You should use that whole best idea prevails concept that Koch preaches, not take credit for everyone else's work.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "The reality of employment with INVISTA is a huge disappointment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation and holiday benefits
    Fairly flexible for telecommute opportunities on an as needed basis
    Good initial training provided
    Good 401k plan

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive; coverage is not so good. Salary increases are practically unheard of. Typical financial acknowledgment of job well done is an on the spot bonus - no impact to salary. No cost of living increase; no merit increase. Bonus program is a joke. Performance review is purely subjective. Atmosphere feels very cult-like with its constant MBM speak, which you will be quick to realize is all talk and no substance. Very little positive recognition from management of employee efforts but very quick to offer negative criticisms. Company encourages employees to offer ideas for improving processes but their response to ideas is a quick explanation and rationalizaiton for the way they do things. Processes are very outdated; very manual; ripe with opportuntiies for error. Very difficult to get anyone to consider a better way. Very lonely environment where everyone is either afraid to speak up or else have given up hope of change but will share their concerns and frustrations in whispered conversations or off site discussions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in processes to bring them up to date. Invest in employees - there are savings that may not be immediately evident on the bottom line but are nevertheless contributing to a healthy bottom line. Open your mind and your eyes - really open them - to opportunities to improve benefits, processes, and tools. Do a better job recognizing employees and letting them know they're valued and important. Strive to create a warm and welcoming environment.


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