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Updated February 4, 2018
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INVISTA Chairman and CEO Jeff Gentry
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Pros
  • If you're looking for work-life balance you can find it here, but it's probably better if you look somewhere else if that's really your thing (in 14 reviews)

  • Extra good benefits but I heard they have dropped their pension program now (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • can be too busy at times impacting work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • decision making takes too much time on challenging process especially internal communications (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love it at INVISTA.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons.


  2. "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    The pros seem almost innumerable. Smart and dedicated people who really believe in the future of the business. Lots of legacy employees that have been with the company for 20+ years and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Opportunities to work on a wide range of project and never really get bored. But perhaps more importantly, seeing a culture of respect and strong values come to life every single day may be the best part of the job. Most companies forget their values as soon as the ink is dry. This is not the case here. Respect, humility, and value creation are at the core of every decision.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to make decisions. The company can also look at employment trends such as remote work and try to embrace them a little more. Half of the people in the office are remote on any given day due to travel and various office locations anyway so The culture of dialing in for a call is alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work. Continue to foster a culture that allows new comers to feel valued and not as the enemy. Equally important - please continue to cultivate a culture that allows legacy employees to grow in their roles, even when they are 20+ years in. That wealth of knowledge can’t be replaced by any technology in the world.

  3. "Highly Competitive Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Political affiliation. Not very forward thinking.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay Long Hours and Hot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Lugoff, SC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Lugoff, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Sometimes its laid back and you have it easy. Also you can work your way up quickly.

    Cons

    Hot work areas short breaks and sometimes you have to literally work like a slave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High Aspirations, Moderate Execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Strong core values with incredibly smart and talented people. Employees are treated with dignity and respect. Ability to create your own role and responsibilities based on your unique talents; belief that each individual has comparable advantages that can create value for the company

    Cons

    Long decision making process: even simple decisions are over analyzed and seem to be made by a committee. Decision Rights are not allocated at the right levels -everything flows up.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and be willing to take calculated risk. Speed up decision making process by giving decision rights to the appropriate people. Execute on long-term value creation.


  6. "Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    good life-work balance, high profit businesss model

    Cons

    not friendily and change a not

    Advice to Management

    set strategic goal to accomplish


  7. Helpful (4)

    "MBM-Enabled Entitlement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good compared to other local jobs.

    Cons

    Site culture seems to have declined since DuPont era. Many in work force look to be marking time until retirement. Turnover appears high, maybe due to hiring process. MBM principles preached but twisted to drive middle manager goals. R&D more like advisors just trying to "out-MBM" Camden staff.

    Advice to Management

    If Koch is serious about getting rid of entitled mindsets in the company, an example might be made of Camden.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "GARBAGE Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Management in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Management in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck every two weeks until terminated, and you will be terminated.

    Cons

    Everything, especially treating people like pieces of furniture.

    Advice to Management

    Clueless management with direction of the week. More spin offs, downsizing and consolidations to come. CLUELESS


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mid level Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Philosophy, products are of high quality and high demand

    Cons

    Challenges impede progress. Pay is among the lowest in the industry for comparable positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the reasons for turnover


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Focused on outcomes. Rewards initiative. Challenging ideas is promoted, not frowned upon.

    Cons

    Start out at 10 vacation days, and only get 5 more after every 5 years. Not truly flexible hours.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to work from home and work flexible hours within reason. Be more focused on work being accomplished and fulfillment of employee rather than when the work takes place (i.e. 8-5 every day).


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