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Invesco Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. "Distribution Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair place to work. Great benefits and perks. 37 HR work week.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement unless you had prior industry experience.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Global Service Desk Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Invesco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have some good managers that pay you for your hard work

    Cons

    People are no longer valued

    Advice to Management

    Value your people especially the loyal employees


  3. "Not horrible but not good either"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people. Coworkers and some of the managers. The benefits were also good. The company paid for a lot such as dental, eye, and life insurance. They also matched up to 6% for 401k. Transfer agency also has bonus structure which is good if u can ever qualify.

    Cons

    It's a lot of processing. A whole lot and a lot of over time also. They also have procedures that must be followed but some of the people who are responsible for grading your work does not follow them. But u get a fail anyway. Does not make any sense. The company as a whole is great. The transfer agency sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Please develop one way of processing and stop micro managing. We are adults and can function just fine with out u over our shoulders.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Financial Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Systems in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Systems in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When it comes to Finance, CFO is a great guy, cares and interacts with the people.
    401k matches up to 6%
    Lots of genuine people at the ground level, people who care and love their job

    Cons

    They recently, and still are reorganizing, if you are thinking about jointing Incesco in the 'GBS' area, move on.
    Its friendship politics to the highest level, mentality of 'I dont get paid to be your friend'.
    Many layoffs, people who worked there for over 20 years, still they claim 'People are tghe foundation to our success'
    E-ve-ry-thing is moving to India, contractors hired in perm positions are being laid off not even a year after.
    This company used to be the real deal, now its just a corporate meat eating grinder. Dont be suprised that because of all the friends politics that your colleague who just joined gets double the bonus as you do and earns 40k more. Loyalty means absolutely nothing for the finance aka GBS department.
    Try it out but stay away as far as you can fron GBS / finance.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect between CFO and head of GBS, is amazing to me that a person like that is still in a management position after destroying corp accounting. Do a survey, listen to your employees, many are scared to speak up.
    Also, there is a STRONG preference for females in GBS, you woulf almost have a case for gender discrimination. 90% female.
    My rating is based on my experience with GBS, otherwise solid company.


  7. "Portfolio Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Management in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Portfolio Management in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and the work environment is great as well. A place that I would like to work for as long as possible

    Cons

    Definitely feels like corporate, and comes with all the political downsides of corporate life. Sometimes it feels like it is impossible to progress within the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, you are very supportive and helpful. However, I feel that you do not discipline poor performance like you should.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Invesco a good company with a TOXIC IT Dept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outside of IT Invesco has:
    Nice people
    Clear business strategy
    Pleasant work environment
    Good benefits

    I highly recommend Invesco for non IT careers. My ratings are only on the IT group.

    Cons

    The IT dept is controlled by a group of (mostly Texas A&M) "Christians". When they aren't praying, using business trips to India as an excuse for missionary work or passing judgement on everyone else, they work to stifle all innovation and waste millions of dollars on obsolete architecture projects.

    This middle management mafia tells executive management that they have adopted Lean and Agile methods but it's a joke. Useless training classes and ridiculous Rapid Improvement Events are all that are offered. Any real attempts to execute Lean/Agile ideas are snuffed out and "agile teams" are not empowered to make decisions or realistically plan their work. The CI team seems to be a another scam that exists to show senior management they are "innovative".

    Anyone who attempts to introduce new ideas or push back on antiquated processes is labeled a trouble maker and ultimately these people leave in frustration.

    Women are second class citizens, a review of the org chart will show only a handful of women in management roles and absolutely zero women on the IT Leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    To Mr. Flanagan and Mr. Meadows, Invesco is a great company except for the middle management tier in IT which is a cancer that needs to be cut out.

    Root out the Houston-based old boy network.

    Get rid of the lackeys in charge of the Lean/Agile COEs, hire some real Lean- Agilists, empower them to implement real change and empower teams to make decisions.

    Make IT management accountable for their poor decisions, unprofessional behavior and favoritism.


  9. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and strong benefits

    Cons

    Asset management companies live by AUM and this gives rise to ethical issues.


  10. "Senior fulfillment clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Retail Fulfillment Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Retail Fulfillment Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Not too many positions available to advance

    Advice to Management

    They should allow more available positions to grow within.


  11. "Internal Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Invesco full-time

    Pros

    Fairly Structured, hands on learning, develop skills in multiple areas, great stepping stone to another position, transferable skills.

    Cons

    Can be tedious or boring. Hitting the sales goal is of the upmost importance. Have to deal with annoying and rude brokers.

    Advice to Management

    All good internal sales consultants leave the company because there are so few career opportunities afterwards. If you want to retain talent, open positions.


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