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INVISTA Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are the best

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad.

    INVISTA2019-08-13
  2. "Chattanooga Plant Closed After Opening Plant in China"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA

    Pros

    I did not have to move.

    Cons

    They will do anything to make a buck.

    INVISTA2019-07-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, terrible leadership, No vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MBM culture of the Koch brothers breeds great people that are real and you can't find anywhere else. Bonus side is if you want to work 8-4 or even less you can.

    Cons

    The solutions business relies on its materials business which is a no win situation. If materials has a good year, expenses are high and if it's and the whole company does bad. Management protects themselves and their own. If you have opposing or challenging views, you find yourself demoted and eventually let go while non-valuable, loyal people stay on.

    INVISTA2019-06-28
  4. "Lots of opportunity, great culture"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at INVISTA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity vertically and horizontally throughout the firm. The culture rewards challenging the status quo and seeking new paths for adding value.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. Too many managers can lead to poor coordination with projects.

    INVISTA2019-06-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Invista is a great company, satellite offices are not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Koch/Invista philosophy and culture are superb Pay is at or above market

    Cons

    Georgia office does not operate under the above mentioned philosophy or culture anymore It has become the worst culture I’ve witnessed in my relatively long career. The ‘challenge’ culture allows senior leaders to identify those who have a different opinion and then eliminate them. No discernible strategy on the Surfaces business

    Advice to Management

    Wichita leadership needs to open their eyes to what’s occurred in Kennesaw

    INVISTA2019-06-17
  6. "Good Pay No Job Security"

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    Former Employee - Machine Technician 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay vacation time soon as you start

    Cons

    Little training, you have to be a quick learner and self learner

    INVISTA2019-06-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Leadership, No Vision. It’s over!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low stress Hours are 8-5 (if that) Ability to use company to jump to another Koch company 401k match is good

    Cons

    Zero leadership. No advancement. Employees have no power or authority. The Surfaces business is terrible yet the only people that are cut are mid level Managers. Leadership is not accountable at all. They hire way overqualified people and put them in positions way below their skill set. They have no loyalty or respect for their employees. The culture is from 30 years ago. The office environment is boring. The...

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    Advice to Management

    None. They won’t listen. They are doomed. How sad!

    INVISTA2019-06-30

    INVISTA Response

    July 26, 2019Branding & Marketing Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello- this is Molly from Invista. I want to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback. As we continue to look at how to better share and support MBM practices across the business, I appreciate your feedback on areas we can improve on. Please know ...

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  8. "Run as fast as you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    You can come and go as you please because literally no one works here, office is alway empty

    Cons

    Absolute train wreck. Leadership on the stainmaster side is floundering around trying to figure out what to do next. It’s not apparent whether they want the business to survive or not. Glad I got out when I did, although they have had several huge rounds of layoffs this year due to lack of sales so I’d probably be gone regardless at this point. Job market is good, you can do better than this place...

    INVISTA2019-06-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Profitable - but shrinking fast. Great Company if you’re in Wichita, where you can hop to another Koch company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at INVISTA

    Pros

    Respectful work environment. Company is focused on the bottom line, so it stays profitable. Compensation is commiserate with experience and value created. INVISTA is part of the Koch Industries company, therefore transfers to other parts of the broader company are possible - but most likely if you are located in Wichita. If there is a sound investment to be made, it will be. If you are located in China, there is...

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    Cons

    Little to no focus on training of employees. Many managers operate with ‘everyone is replaceable’, which of course is true, but with added disruption. No maternity or paternity leave outside of sick time. Company is shrinking. 7 years ago INVISTA had 24 manufacturing sites. Today we have 10.

    INVISTA2019-04-17
  10. "Good Company But..."

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    Former Employee - Spinning Tech in Lugoff, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at INVISTA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, promotes within, and co-workers

    Cons

    Not respectful of personal issues, not enough time to train, forced overtime

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees personal issues more. They give up their days off to work at your company. They get speeding tickets just to be at work on time to not be appreciated.

    INVISTA2019-04-26
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