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Invesco Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Invesco President, CEO, and Director Marty Flanagan
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and good communication amongst teams. Upper management really implements company initiatives to all departments and gives regular feedback

    Cons

    Pay is something to be desired depending on role. Hard to move up since company hires a lot of external candidates

    Advice to Management

    Focus internally for new ideas and advancement


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It's an all boys network. If you're not a 50 year old white man, you will have a tough time surviving."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - US Institutional Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - US Institutional Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clientele is the best in the world.
    The investment centers consistently beat the markets.
    The research is top notch.
    Very good compensation levels.

    Cons

    Management is taking years to turn the company around.
    People have no clear career path.
    Too many people from before the turn around are staying with the firm, slowing things down.
    "Well connected" people get promotions over smart people.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the bureaucracy that dominates the old Amvescap/Invesco culture.
    Hire and promote more minorities and women.
    Provide career paths to every employee.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Learned that a call center is not the job for me."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, Decent starting salary, Very good benefits package and 401K, Provide lunches sporadically to encourage overtime.

    Cons

    Supervisors pick their favorites, MANDATORY OVERTIME, Strict policies, Takes about 4 years to be eligible for a supervisor position, Promotions aren't very common, very stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should be monitored to avoid picking favorites, make it easier to take time off, allow for easier promotions/raises, training program is basically pointless (should be SIGNIFICANTLY shortened) and changed to on-the-job training.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, the management does not have a plan or stucture on what need to be done.

    Cons

    Management does not care, they change employee job titles even without telling the employees. This is especially the Digital Marketing Departing.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to Involve employees in their decision. They need to care for it's employees and promote from inside the company. Regular updates from management on what is happening will greatly be appreciated by the company employees who are one of the major assests that the company owns.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "My working at INVESCO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to get a paycheck

    Cons

    The place has veterans that make decision and cannot accept change.

    Advice to Management

    management need to work on work life balance for their employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place that encourages employees to excel. Those who don't do, get ahead."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are OK. If you're hourly, they don't expect you to work much overtime. Some of the people are really great.

    Cons

    Very 'lord of the flies' culture. Eat or be eaten. Management allows behavior that wouldn't fly at other companies. Not much in the way of innovation and if you do speak up, if it's not what the boss wanted to hear, it's nixed and so are you.

    Advice to Management

    Look below your management level. If you did, you'd see some things aren't working and others are exposing you to a lot of potential legal issues. Stop coddling those who don't do the work and penalizing those who do.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stale Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately I have nothing positive to say.

    Cons

    If you work in a City like NY or SF your comp will be low and will rarely go up because corporate is based in cities with low cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Management should at a minimum have a Bachelor's degree. Managers who have been with the company for a long period and have been Grandfathered into their management positions without a college degree should return to an accredited university to advance their education.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The worst employer ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recruiter for Invezco is nice

    Cons

    Management in UK is only worried about other UK nationals. Bad environment and HR will not help even when you have legit complaint about UK management

    Advice to Management

    Bring management back to yout base in US.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from toxic IT department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training budget. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Invesco's philosophy is to squeeze every drop out of their employees while paying them way below industry average. They rely on off shoring as a way to maximize profit, yet that never trickles down to its poor IT employees. They also use of shoring as a control mechanism for their employees, constantly threatening them and reminding them that they can be outsourced. This is a terrible company, unless you work in their Indian office.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the meaning of loyalty.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Good entry-level company, but go elsewhere for LT growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Dealer Services Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Dealer Services Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -- Good entry-level company to work at for recent college graduates or for individuals changing into a Finance career path
    -- Opportunity to earn NASD licenses and also obtain other industry-related training on soft skills and financial products and services
    - Strong emphasis on having a good work/life balance. Entering employees start out with three weeks of vacation and can roll over 20 vacation days a year (at least when I was there). Also, at least when I was there, benefits were affordable with a large network of providers.
    - A few good managers that are fair with raises and are able to mentor and give good advice to their associates

    Cons

    - Many politics and cliques in this company, which you'll notice after you've been there for at least six months. Behind all the smiling faces welcoming you to the company and telling you that you can always come to them for help is tremendous backstabbing and unprofessional behavior. Some departments honestly feel like high school all over again.
    - Management always spends time talking of plans to help associates grow in their career paths, but for the most part, only care about themselves. Lots of talk, but not much real action. This isn't true for all managers, but probably the majority of them.
    - Related to the above point, promotions are not very common here and are generally politically inclined. In other words, they're based more on favoritism instead of merit. If you ask for feedback as to why you didn't obtain a position, you'll usually receive an evasive generic response such as "We found someone who was a better fit".
    - If you have a college degree from a second or first tier school, you'll be frustrated having to work with a good number of the managers here who are just high school, community college, or third/fourth tier college graduates. Their thinking process amongst management is outdated and inefficient, but many house inferiority complexes to their more intelligent associates.
    - The smart people who start working here leave after two to three years, obtaining needed experience and licenses, to get better paying jobs at other financial institutions or at Oil and gas companies. That leaves the company with mediocre employees who later go on to become mediocre or below average managers. Get the picture?

    Advice to Management

    Try to look at the bigger picture and be more inclusive of all employees to help the company grow. We're all on the same team. Hiring more educated and cosmopolitan employees will only help the bottom line, not hurt it.



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