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InVision Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2019

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InVision CEO Clark Valberg
Clark Valberg
10 Ratings
  1. "Remote working FTW!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly motivated intelligent folks to work with. Also enjoy the benefits (and meeting the challenges) of all remote work. Growing fast but are scaling well (so far)

    Cons

    Takes dedication and buy-in to work remotely as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency in company meetings!

    InVision2018-01-22
  2. Helpful (18)

    "Cultural/Growth Issues + Increasing Attrition"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - half day fridays - tech stack is modern - decent benefits except 401k match

    Cons

    signs of toxic management: - entire teams have been let go with zero communication from any level of management - some engineering managers are overly aggressive/abrasive and contribute heavily to task churn - constant talk of high attrition amongst rank and file engineers also present: - high amount of tech debt - design/architectural issues present in many teams contributing to brittle services - negative inter-team...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing features and start cleaning up the 2+ years of accumulated tech debt

    InVision2019-06-10
  3. Helpful (14)

    "Management are ladder climbers"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Half day fridays, decent parental leave, recognizable name in the industry

    Cons

    Where to begin? Management: Management will let go of teams when something goes wrong instead of putting some of the blame on themselves. Toxic environment. If you have a bad manager, your life will be miserable. You're working remote, on an island, and no one will hear your cries for help. Pay: Not only are you paid under market value, don't expect to get a decent pay raise for doing good work, only enough to...

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    InVision2019-06-25
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Worked with great people, some C-level micromanaging"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InVision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked with interesting, knowledgeable, kind people, and a couple of fantastic managers. All of the engineers are senior-level, so I had access to a lot of expertise. The company structure is divided into teams with a manager, a product manager, and about six engineers who work closely together. Interactions between teams are mostly mediated by API boundaries between micro services which allowed a lot of autonomy for...

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    Cons

    Due to some reorganization in 2017 I was shuffled between three teams with three different managers in the space of eight months. My first manager was fantastic. But later I had a manager who did not have much experience working with engineers. That coincided with a time when there was pressure from upper management to get some work down on a short timeline. IMO one of a manager's most important jobs is managing upstream...

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    Advice to Management

    I was in a position where my team was told by upper management to implement a large set of changes on a timeline that I think was not realistic, with goals that were not super clearly defined. My experience at InVision was not all like this, but the months that were were tough. Please make an effort to get your engineers to tell you how long the work will really take, and base product timelines on that instead of the...

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    InVision2019-01-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I've ever had"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InVision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    #1 for most people is probably the flexibility of working remotely. After living and working in the SF bay area for two years, I was grateful for an opportunity to leave and still work with an A-class software company. #2 is that it's 100% remote, not just partially. A 100% remote company has lots of advantages over a partially remote one. 100% remote makes everyone feel like they're equally as informed as everyone...

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    Cons

    Only for some people: - The company tries to stick to US hours. I started with the company in the US and moved to Taiwan, so I ended up working all night long and sleeping half the day. This obviously doesn't apply if you're anywhere in the Americas.

    InVision2018-11-25
  6. Helpful (22)

    "There are better places to be an engineer, avoid InVision"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InVision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fully distributed and remote culture Free coffee Nice laptops Some really good people

    Cons

    The culture is toxic. Upper management has no idea how they are going to do all the things coming down. Constantly being berated for the mistakes of the upper management. Teams would constantly be at odds with each other. Communication is terrible. My priorities were changing weekly (no joke!) because someone decides that x is more important and needs to be done now and is communicating to the relevant stakeholders at...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out long term plans for once. Slow down. Fix the management culture. Figure out how to grow your people.

    InVision2018-12-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, people, product, and perks. Remote working done right.

    Cons

    Things can get lost in translation in Slack chats.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    InVision2018-09-22
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, exciting work on an industry-defining product. Very good engineering tools and deployment processes. Working remote is the best perk. Strong work/life balance; management is understanding of day-to-day family time and family leave.

    Cons

    Little communication between teams -- but you can make an effort as an individual and it's welcomed. Roadmaps are sometimes unclear because we're in such a high growth phase.

    Advice to Management

    Clark and David are awesome, as is the engineering management. Keep doing what you're doing.

    InVision2018-05-19
  9. Helpful (28)

    "Don't get on the wrong side with upper management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Individual people (specifically engineers) are great to work with

    Cons

    Upper management can't be trusted. Inexperience leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    I was highly encouraged to give a good Glassdoor review but I can't hide the weird things happening at InVision, especially with upper management. I work in engineering and love working with my peers. However I'm not a fan of engineering upper management and there is severe trust issues. Engineering leadership's lack of experience is apparent - just look at their Linkedin profile. It's created an environment where...

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    InVision2018-02-25
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Great Place to be an Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InVision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small teams, interesting technical problems, passionate customers. Especially the small focused teams. When I talk to friends about what I'm doing, they are always envious of the cutting edge tech we're using. I love the long-term vision: I like being part of what's going to be a big success (or should I say: an even bigger success because it's already amazingly successful).

    Cons

    Working 100% remotely is a powerful plus but the downside is it's harder to have a sense of "belonging". Also, like many growth startups, working out of the tech debt and that's never fun.

    InVision2017-05-24
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