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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Currently a Mess"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Midlothian, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infilco Degremont full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great products.

    Cons

    Poor management. Disorganized. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Take out extra levels of management (mostly French). They are not necessary and only interfere while adding cost. Let personnel do their jobs without interference.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great company until 2015"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, better than average holiday schedule. Lots of opportunities to advance and learn new things. Team environment where managers respect and value input from lower-level employees. Nice building and location.

    Cons

    In 2015, many changes were rolled out at once, including many layoffs as support functions (accounting, HR, IT, and others) are being consolidated at the corporate level. Morale is very low, and the current disorganization makes it difficult for employees to do their jobs, thus lowering morale even further.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what to say. It's too late to reverse course on this year's decisions. Just know that your employees' opinion of the company is rapidly deteriorating.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company going through a difficult patch"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infilco Degremont (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive (for water treatment) pay, great communication between manager and employee, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    Poor communication between upper and lower management, too much work per number of employees (lots of unpaid overtime), local HR presence was recently eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with your employees and work with HR to improve office morale and and bring employee voices/opinions into decisions as much as possible


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Glory Days are gone"

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    Current Employee - Been Here A While in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Been Here A While in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The local people are key. In house talent is abundant and work hard in keeping the place going. There are many people who have only worked at Infilco and it shows. They have talent and institutional knowledge. You know who to go to for answers. Infilco has true industry skills in water and waste water treatment. Execution and Project Management are keys to keeping the company afloat. I want so much for the company to survive and flourish!

    Cons

    The French Aristocracy are a hinderance. After yet another reshuffling the company is tetering on falling off the cliff this time. If upper management would do some soul searching, they would step back and stop so many changes at once. It would be different if they had a plan, but they don't. It's "let's make a change and see what happens". I wish it were not so, but it's the absolute truth. Everything that is wrong with a company is wrong with this one. The local people are the only thing that will be able to untangle the web of bad decisions.

    Will it survive?

    Advice to Management

    Put Americans in key positions if you want to restore morale and profits. Stop lying at company meetings about profits and forecasts. We aren't stupid.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "New .French Managment Flying It Into The Ground"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At one time IDI was a fantastic place to work. Family-like atmosphere with a good overall work environment.

    Cons

    A new management team came in from France and has totally changed the environment. The staff is scared that they might not have a job next week, which leads to high stress levels. American employees are treated like second class citizens by some (not all) of the French executives which leads to resentment.

    Advice to Management

    You are not royalty. Trust the employees and treat them with respect. You might be surprised with the results.


  6. "Many changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The rebranding is good and the changes associated with it.

    Cons

    Many people are being layer off in the Richmond office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and respect your employees.
    It takes a lot of people and departments to assist with the success of the company and managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great staff

    Cons

    Left due to decline in contracts

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering,Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Medium size, good middle management,

    Cons

    Senior Management constantly changes every three years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good overall experience working for this Company."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Operations in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unless things have changed, work time is flexible and dress is business casual.

    Cons

    The Company is still making Cadillac products when the market is looking for a Chevy.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on continuous process improvements and lowering cost of goods. Be fast and efficient.


  10. "Good internship opportunity with potential for future employment"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Infilco Degremont full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You perform actual work for the company.

    Cons

    The work given to interns can be tedious.


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