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INVISTA Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

  • Extra good benefits but I heard they have dropped their pension program now (in 16 reviews)

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

  • High turnover of people except for top management who are watching each other's back (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great values and philosophy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly encouraging people to create value, use economic thinking even on simple decisions and to act lawfully and with integrity

    Cons

    Not the best in compensation and benefits. Some top management positions require to be relocated to Wichita, KS

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation to have greater results regarding talent retention


  2. "Former DuPont employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at INVISTA full-time

    Pros

    I was a former DuPont employee that was acquired as part of the divestiture of the Nylon business. Those of us former DuPont employees were very safety conscience and understood the importance work experience played and also that of fair people treatment.

    Cons

    Inability to retain staff. Wages are not competitive. Failure to treat staff fairly.

  3. "INVISTA is a good company with great employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orange, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great to work with, pay and benefits very good.

    Cons

    Some senior level management can be out of touch with realities on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all your employees at every level and try to understand the truth of what is really going on. History keeps repeating itself and management is not paying attention.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "operations"

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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

    cant think of any right now

    Cons

    management need major change for this company to make it


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension & 401k. Starting salary for college graduates.

    Cons

    They always seem to find a way to deny bonuses to operations. Thay preach but do not follow MBM per the Koch philosophy. Pay increases seem to be less frequent as your yeas with the company increase.

    Advice to Management

    Practice MBM.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "INVISTA - Would not recommend going into the operations side. It may be better on the business side"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INVISTA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very competitive salary and benefits
    - Opportunity for mobility within INVISTA and other Koch companies
    - Casual work environment

    Cons

    - Disconnect between business and operations. Too much top-down management
    - Limited opportunities for additional technical training. Limited support for new engineers
    - Extensive technical support required off hours

    Advice to Management

    -Practice more cross-training. Don't let knowledge get too concentrated in a few individuals


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Invista.. good place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Relaxed environment
    Respectful Co workers

    Cons

    Bonuses are really low.
    Performance pay is not fair.
    Structure and job tasks improperly managed.
    Employees given too many job responsibilities rather than staffing appropriately.

  8. "Supervisor"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great environment

    Cons

    None, can get a little hot at times


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Chemical Lead Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Lead Operator in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Chemical Lead Operator in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and good peoples

    Cons

    Bad management,they have 10 principles and they expect you to live by them but they don't.

    Advice to Management

    should have replaced all management when they bought the plant.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "If Charles Koch knew...he would be ashamed..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Orange, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INVISTA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * pay and benefits
    * co-workers

    Cons

    * Lack of understanding and ability to implement KOCH MBM philosophy properly
    * confused management
    * Performance bonus is non existant even though they hammer you for it all year
    * very high employee turnover
    * unreliable process equipment
    * aging plant (40+ yrs)
    * slow to reward hard work
    * ignore obvious signs of equipment failures
    * try to make operators be maintenance, maintenance be E/I and E/I be operators (diluting expertise)
    * Promote out of desperation
    * do not listen to wage role
    * most of the Engineers have less than 2 years experience due to high engineer turn over
    * minimal investments into unit equipment (patch, clamp, look away)
    * sink or swim environment (no mentoring)
    * lack of adequate training programs
    * run plant with known process leaks and expect employees to turn a blind eye

    Advice to Management

    simple...tell charles koch that his MBM philosophy isn't being applied correctly by management. Then ask for his help and LISTEN to him!!!!! Flint Hills isn't falling apart like invista, nor are the other KOCH ind. companies. Invista is that step child that needs a lot of attention. its obvious....we still haven't gotten it right.


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