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Telvent Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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  1. "Job Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Televnt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telvent full-time

    Pros

    International projects were really interesting

    Cons

    Difficulties due to the acquisition and selling

  3. "COO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telvent (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dreams became true! Great company to work where everyone has an opportunity to lead an initiative and consolidate in a real business.

    Cons

    Corporate culture influenced by parent Abengoa, although while listed on the Nasdaq de company was quiet independent. Now being part of Schneider Electric the culture has changed and became a bit more bureaucratic and difficult to turn into reality, but still a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the creativity and fresh spirit of the people. Empower your employees and reinforce innovation around business models and technology


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, awesome managers (R&D)

    Cons

    Work is stale, repetitive. Few options for advancement for non-engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Localize communications roles (mostly sourced in Europe).


  5. "Slack work with slack pay, No Advancement Opportunities or Career development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Slack and laid back most of the time
    - Flexible hours
    - On-site Gym
    - Company match RRSP

    Cons

    - average 2% raise, behind inflation
    - no career advancement opportunities/development
    - you learn on your own
    - raise is inconsistent between different groups in the company
    - no bonus

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to open their eyes and see Calgary is a highly competitive market and an expensive city to live in. Annual raise should not behind inflation, develop a systematic way to provide opportunities for career advancement and raise instead of just promoting and giving bigger raise to those you like. Too much BS, stop asking employee what they want and give them what they want.


  6. "Learned a lot in a very short time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Alot of good Training Opportunities, I get comfortable with my job within a month in designing, implementing and deploying the system as an engineer
    - Good pay and benefits and very good location (close to train station)
    - Clear outlook on your career progression

    Cons

    - I am not sure if this applies to other positions, but getting contracted out off-site have no perks , i don't have additional pay, very hard to get overtime paid and can be of very long duration as well. And in the group that I was in, there are alot of it.

    Advice to Management

    - more compensation is needed for people that need to work offsite if you want to keep employees.


  7. "Great if self-sufficient and experienced, and like long hours"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning place if you're able to learn at a very fast pace, with minimal assistance from seniors. Bleeding edge technology with fast paced projects. Opportunities to move up if you can get along with management.

    Cons

    There are very few senior employees who can help, and the ones that are left are often hard to work with, and can be condescending at times. Often everyone is too busy putting out fires to help others by answering questions. Documentation is sparse, you must be able to reverse engineer code quickly to survive and complete your assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries way below market (I got a 40% raise when I left), look into employee retention otherwise there is no permanent base of knowledge, a dangerous situation.

  8. "Too much politics, bad pay, long hours."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small company where you get exposed to variety of different roles and tasks.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible. You can work long hours and all you get is a "thanks". High turnover ratio, all the good employee leaves and they don't try to keep them. Have to play the politics game to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of work to make things better if possible.


  9. "Result-proven professional with more than a decade outstanding track record in handling wide range of P&L activities."

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    Current Employee - Procurement & Logistics Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Procurement & Logistics Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Possesses admirable ability to effectively set priorities, multitask, deal with unexpected change and work in challenging and pressure-driven business environment. Keenly interested to explore a more challenging work profile to utilize gained experience and developed expertise.

    Cons

    Made significant contributions towards organization’s continued growth by setting new procedures to heighten operational efficiency, employing measures that deliver savings and providing solutions in shaping challenges into concrete achievements.


  10. "Design and promotion of New products"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy and New Markets Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Strategy and New Markets Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telvent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International company, worldwide projects, cutting edge tecnology in energy industry

    Cons

    Narrow mindness, internas methodology, low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Emplomes satisfacción has to be in the centre of managers focus


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