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Invesco Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Invesco President, CEO, and Director Marty Flanagan
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    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. "Great work/life balance, no pay"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance and low stress atmosphere.... 37.5 hour work weeks and 3 weeks vacation + 2 float holidays, 10 paid holidays, and 7 sick days starting on day one. Aim also has pretty good health benefits as well as 401k w/ 4% match and 6% MPP contribution each year. Also AIM likes to promote people from within.

    Cons

    salaries are way below market, unless your an analyst or portfolio manager. Raises are minimal, I have never received more that a 1-2% cost of living increase. Not much job stability, there have been four layoffs during my short four year tenure.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. "Performance is everything."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Young company and good people. Good benefits, excellent retirement and paid time off.

    Cons

    Political games and in-fighting are bad; creating mistrust, a lack of information sharing and a stifling enviornment. Young company going through typical growing pains in transition. Middle management is young and energetic but lack experience. Seasoned grey hairs could really make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investment performance. Everything else will follow. Branding and global reach efforts will never compensate for average/poor investment performance. Lower investment expenses; your not giving the company a chance.


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  5. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Management in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Applications Development Management in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good compensation and it is an interesting industry.

    Cons

    Large corporate atmosphere, some feeling of being disconnected from the company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job except for the typical large corporation approach of sugar coating every message.


  6. "INVESCO AIM Houston could be what it was in the '90's under Bauer's leadership and vision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, nice non-managerial staff.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, not proficient in 'cutting out the fat', too cautious, employee satisfaction (regardless of incompetence) valued more than the growth and progression of the business. Poor base salary. Poor performance review.

    Advice to Management

    Know what it is to be an effective manager. Offer extra education or hire people people who have proven track record in successful management. Hire COMPENTENT managers!!!!


  7. "Invesco; Downsizing and outsourcing while Senior Management enjoys the good life.."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher than average pay. Pleasant work environment. As long as a mediocre employee keeps his nose clean, he has a job for life.

    Cons

    Many back office and I.T. jobs being outsourced to India. Talented staff find employment elsewhere due to job stagnation. The result is a company staffed by a majority of long term employees with no ambition/desire to grow just doing the minimum to collect a paycheck. The company has cancelled many inexpensive low-mid staff perks while Senior Management fly expensive Net Jets.

    Advice to Management

    Play hardball and send mediocre employees packing. Drop the policy of requiring managers to provide justification why every vacant job position SHOULDN'T be outsourced to India. Cancel the companies NetJet contract and fly commercial. Restore the policy of requiring staff to rate their manager's performance.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you are recruited out of college to work as a client service rep w/ invesco aim, do not take the job."

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative I in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you do not have a college degree, it isn't bad money for a call center. There is a money purchase plan in place which pays 6% annually, but you are not fully vested until you have been with the company 4 years. It also has a 401k in place which matches up to 5%.

    Cons

    Very poor promotion opportunities; low pay for anyone w/ a college degree. It is nearly impossible to get vacation time when you want it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what type of employee you should be recruiting for a specific decision. If you recruit college grads for a client service position, and fail to provide advancement opportunities, you will not retain talent.


  9. "All things aren't good."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Invesco Aim is the benefits, location, free parking and free cokes. Being that Invesco AIM is a part of the financial investment business it has taken a beating from how the financial industry has fallen.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Invesco Aim is lack of room for career advancement, downsizing and being a subsidiary of a larger company. The company is ran like a true "corporate company". The initial founders ran the company like a family owned business and you could see the difference in the environment at the company. Now it's strictly all about the bottom line. The employees do not come first as they did in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the people who actually do the work everyday.


  10. "OK place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Tech Representative
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits and comfortable work environment. Worldwide presence in the financial services industry is helpful. Company has discontinued many products or services which were not strong suits.

    Cons

    Personal development program somewhat limited. Too many changes over the years has taken away familiarity of what company is about from the investing public.

    Advice to Management

    Too many changes make it hard for clients to know what company stands for. It is important to see what customers are looking for before additional changes are made.


  11. 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."

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    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.



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