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Invesco Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Invesco President, CEO, and Director Marty Flanagan
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  1. "mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Invesco full-time

    Pros

    401k contribution match is really good

    Cons

    people have a bad habit calling out when short staffed, AM's come in late setting the example for the staff to do the same, makes it hard to be productive before lunch

    Advice to Management

    hold people accountable on when they are supposed to come into work, cut down on these month long vacation approvals that don't allow other people off, or jam up our reporting cycles because we are understaffed and people start calling out sick because they get burnt out. makes the situation worse


  2. Helpful (6)

    "No longer a great place for IT professionals"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty competitive, not too many other choices in the financial services industry in Houston, maybe not as volatile as the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    IT here used to be focused on delivering and supporting quality systems and building strategic relationships with key business leaders. We were good at this, and ultimately got taken for granted. Focus shifted to cost savings, "innovation" and other goofy IT trends like "Lean IT". Senior leadership in the company expected more leveraged solutions across the whole company to save money, without having the stones to mandate this to the business group leaders. They expected IT to magically make the business units agree to work together even though they had no real incentive to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on delivering and properly supporting quality IT solutions, than on whatever lame "hot trend" you read about in some magazine on your most recent flight to somewhere.


  3. "Very Frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Invesco full-time

    Pros

    The people in my group are great. I enjoy being around them.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They are completely out of touch with how things actually work and don't care how behind the software is. Process documentation is at an extreme level to the point where you have to document the process on how to document processes. There is lots of finger pointing and being rude.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how things actually operate and know how the job gets done


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  5. "High turnover"

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are none. Need some changes in department.

    Cons

    No salary increases and no room for advancement


  6. "Good Location But You're Married To The Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Invesco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Good investors don't often make good managers and the company overlooks this. Compensation under industry average. They're the only premier investment management employer in town and they take advantage of it.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better process for evaluating management outside of their investment track record.


  7. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Invesco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good career opportunities

    Cons

    Big company, does not care about it's employees. You're simply a number.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Associates, team work is exceptional.

    Cons

    Management cares only about reaching numbers versus caring about coaching and mentoring.
    Too much overtime. There is not any balance of work and life.
    Upper management is out of touch of how associates' needs and desires.
    Traffic is horrible getting to work.
    No opportunity growth for advancement.
    Low pay
    If there is advancement, it is based on favoritism versus merit.

    Advice to Management

    Need to know how associates do their jobs versus relying on job numbers to discipline.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "No place to go"

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    Current Employee - Projects Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Projects Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really good people to work with, Good benefits in general.

    Cons

    No to place to go. Actual roles versus titles are misleading, many of those that are to be coaches are also players. New manager training is non existent. Invesco will not say no to a project or initiative, so projects end up under staffed with unrealistic timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people, Recognize where people are spread to thin, and make priority decisions, it is ok to say to no to some initiatives.


  10. "Great experience gained, but horrible middle management"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous training that will serve a lifetime. Great recognition for employees, such as anniversaries, parties, etc. learned how not to treat people.

    Cons

    Worst middle-management I've ever seen. Bonuses and raises determined by middle managers, rather than merit. Staff was overworked, with extremely rigid time-off policies.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in management consultants to train management soft skills, for these were severely lacking.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Decent work, not so great pay, disappointing management."

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    Former Contractor - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Fund Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people in management were fantastic, somewhat flexible work environment. Pay was not terrible, and benefits were mediocre. The hours are typically very relaxed and the work is not difficult.

    Cons

    Some people in management were absolutely terrible and ruined the experience for everyone. I found that they had a great reputation at our school, but that was for the finance division. The accounting departments aren't nearly as enticing. Salary wasn't competitive and I would not go to work there again. I would say if you are ambitious and are wanting to move up it would take years to do so here. The work is not very challenging and when they don't hire enough people the hours can be terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees! Some management are amazing, but they are few and far between. The rest, they can be rude and ruin your career.



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