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"Head Games"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good location...clean offices (at least the ones that have been renovated). Big player in their industry, should be one with upside.

Cons

Very political. Inept HR team. Poor executive leadership. Favoritism, back room deals run rampant in promotion discussions. Even those with years of strong service tossed aside for political gain.

Advice to Management

Learn more about your own team by talking to those a few levels down. Show appreciation for those that do the actual work.

Other Employee Reviews for Insituform Technologies

  1. "A good place to be..."

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Chesterfield, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have the right boss, you have tremendous support and opportunities for learning. The people that you work with can be absolutely wonderful and that makes all the difference between wanting to go to work and needing to go to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and from upper management to the rest of the employees. It's not as bad as I've seen it but it's not good by any stretch either. The fact that they are a publicly traded company is a downside from this point of view because it puts management in a position where they need to hold their cards close to the vest instead of communicating honestly with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more open with employees, be more accessible. And communicate the bad news as well as the good news.


  2. "Great industry - on paper."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company's line of business is noble - repairing and maintaining aging infrastructure. It would seem at face value to be a high growth, in demand line of business. Somehow the company never really manages to fully capitalize on the potential.

    Cons

    Pay is average at best. The engineering group is exceptionally inflexible from a schedule standpoint - unless it's the employee's time, that is. Employees are expected to travel on their time (weekends are best), stay in cheap accommodations, and eat as cheaply as possible, and still show up on Friday when their flight gets back in (and you had better schedule the earliest flight back in that you can). Comp time is unheard of. Company seems to be in constant disarray from a organizational standpoint.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have an MBA, so I'm not qualified to comment on management. One of the biggest challenges is probably to stop the flow of talented, experienced people out of the company and into its competitors. Insituform has trained the top people of practically every other company in the CIPP industry.

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