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INVISTA Reviews

Updated June 30, 2018
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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)

  • "People are great to work with, pay and benefits very good" (in 8 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 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "How does it feel to work for INVISTA a Koch company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Enabling people to challenge processes, others & themselves to do better! Compliance, Safety & Respect for others. Charles Koch has built a great organization!!

    Cons

    Can't think of anything major tom list

    Advice to Management

    Keep on with the challenge process & continue to apply it across all levels of organization


  2. "Steer clear of INVISTA"

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

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    The lights worked, at least

    Cons

    Morale was so, so, so low
    Rampant professional underemployment
    The company cut beyond the bone

    Advice to Management

    Turn back the clock to 2004, and try again

  3. "If you want opportunities, this is your company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great advancement, Good pay, lots of opportunities, schedule flexibility for some

    Cons

    My group is corporate, but is located at a site. The MBM culture is great, but the site hasn't fully embraced yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bare minimum workplace amenities for large multinational company"

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

    I worked at INVISTA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, bathrooms and water cooler. The management is mostly clear with expectations and offers training opportunities and will respond to concerns about asbestos

    Cons

    smelly nylon, gross food at canteen on site, and no windows, built in 1950s with asbestos but cannot remove because it’s 6 acres under roof.

    Advice to Management

    an investment in your campus is an investment in your people


  5. "Insurance benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Available quickly , broad coverage areas

    Cons

    The deductible is very expensive


  6. "Decent place with great colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Many different ongoing projects to keep you engaged.

    Cons

    Old building. Needed updating all around the plant.


  7. "Good environment to grow and be mentored"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Economic thinking is engrained in the day to day
    Career development is a priority
    Fulfillment is important
    Employees are generally great to work with

    Cons

    Preaches that incentives are important but often underpays it's best employees
    Supply chain is not a priority and inventory is often an issue

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning, high price"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good education, challenging problems, solid financials

    Cons

    Treated like you are replaceable, command and control, little authority spread to employees, irrational fear of risk, local management is petty and political

    Advice to Management

    Follow Charles Koch's direction.


  9. "Invista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited over time at all times

    Cons

    Horrible place to work for.


  10. "Fantastic place to work"

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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.


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