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Telvent Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working to remain relevant."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Telvent has a highly competent and energetic technical staff. They are well positioned for the smart grid market, with a stable and expandable product offering, and a good reputation in the industry. Recent acquisitions give them fresh blood that has broadened their approach and slowed down some of the bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Telvent continues to fight through the parent’s bureaucracy that focuses large amounts of effort internally instead of on the competition or customer. Forced business practices lead to increased costs of business in an already tight market. The absence of internal following of North America GAAP requires an inordinately large finance department. The above internal focus takes away from product/customer focus which has allowed the remainder of the industry to catch up, and in some cases pass, what was the leading edge product.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on short term stock gains and work to build realistic long term growth. Utilize substantial and targeted investment in key areas to solve customer’s problems. Work to stamp out the ‘only if it was invented here’ philosophy that continues to plague the product development engine and slows deplyoment.


  2. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with high prospect for company growth as the Smart Grid initiatives take off.

    Cons

    A lot of change going on as we become more assimilated into Telvent.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal software tools to support service delivery, reporting, etc.

  3. "Great place to work where management really does care..."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is solid financially and in this tough economy, that's important. The technology that is being developed and implemented for customers all over the world is very leading edge and interesting. Project implementations are fast paced and challenging. You have the opportunity to work on multiple projects at the same time and the work is NEVER dull. The management team is very good.

    Cons

    This one is tough because you have to dig kind of deep to find them. The company does need to invest in some better administrative systems for managing time, etc., but that is really nit picking just to have something to fill in here. It really is a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company putting us in the position to continue as a leader in our market.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Team"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telvent full-time

    Pros

    The Esri-based ArcFM product suite is an important product for the utility industry, with a good and growing reputation, and significant potential. The work we performed was interesting and the Product, Product Support, and Application teams consisted of a good group of motivated and dedicated people that were fun to work with.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge was a manager who was promoted too far up, that caused a large number of people to leave. This manager is no longer with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive salaries to employees. We found that most of us who left received significant pay increases from the new companies we joined.


  5. "Small Office Culture With Large Company Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very challenging and there is plenty of opportunity to use problem solving skills. Great health benefits and stock options.

    Cons

    The smaller office often 'bucks the system' of the larger company with regard to common practices. The culture is very closed and isolated. After 9 months, I am still not considered part of the team with those who have been here a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance should be incorporated at every level of employee, larger corporate objectives should carry larger weight.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive collaborative environment. Employees were open to new ideas & open discussion.
    Challenges and priorities were communicated openly and there was a positive reactionary flow to work when dealing with unexpected challenges.

    Cons

    Last minute code changes were always stressful, but that's going to happen in any development firm dealing with release schedules.


  7. "Margin Focused"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Larger company with potential for employee growth and global opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much margin focused from corporate office in Spain. Projects lost the uniqueness and were see only for revenues, hence project life cycle development suffered and system for project delivery were of lesser importance.

    Advice to Management

    With the acquisition by Schneider Electric, more codified structure will help in defining and implementing PLC methodologies, which will further help the margins sought.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very flexible hours and great people to work with. The teams have lots of fun outside of work. I have enjoyed my time so far here.

    Cons

    the travel requirements of this position are heavy. It does pay off with the flexible schedule when you're not traveling though.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good people at the lower levels. Financially stable. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Short sided vision. Alienating clients. Your either in the club or your nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers. Don't forget who got you to where you are.


  10. "Job Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sevilla (Spain)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sevilla (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telvent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good professionals who know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a bit better.


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