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Updated May 13, 2021

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InVision CEO Clark Valberg
Clark Valberg
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Turning the corner and it feels good!

    Mar 31, 2021 - N/A 
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    Pros

    -Being part of a team that cares about you as a human - Being part of a team that is turning things around -Being part of a team that has a huge growth path ahead - Being part of a team that understands how to work remotely

    Cons

    - Last year was hard - Ensuring enough work/life balance- that is not a company problem, there is just a lot to do

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    The ship has turned!

    Mar 29, 2021 - Account Executive in London, England, England
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    Pros

    - Product leadership: following the change of product leadership last year, it's been great to see the product engine humming away and innovating to excite customers. - Career opportunities to grow and make an impact - People and culture; everyone leaves their ego at the door. You're hired and treated as a leader. Managers trust you and provide you with all the relevant support you need meanwhile, are open to your candid feedback to continuously improve. - Working flexibility; allows you to make time for your family and hobbies. As a remote-first company (pre-COVID), there's an appreciation for work/life integration.

    Cons

    -Product sentiment had previously been low but the leadership changes from last year have tremendously helped steer this ship around!

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    invision marketing manager

    Mar 16, 2021 - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
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    Pros

    -remote work -good team community

    Cons

    -leadership isn't always aligned - high turnover rate

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A difficult organization with a lot of great people

    Mar 8, 2021 - Engineering in New York, NY
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    Pros

    * Lots of genuinely good people at the bottom with passion for what they're doing * Plenty of interesting and difficult technical problems * Constant churn in the org means there's an opportunity for newcomers

    Cons

    * Many of the orgs in the company have toxic work environments * The company is in a difficult market position, most of this pressure lands directly on the employees * Leadership is incredibly disconnected from people on the ground and are quick to fire/layoff * Be careful accepting an option offer (unless the strike price is incredibly low) * Big mismatch between the way the company culture is represented and the way upper management behaves * Some recent executive hires seem to be operating completely out of their depth * Easy to get caught on the wrong side of the "with or against us" mentality

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    The rocketship went thru an asteroid belt, but is still flying

    Mar 3, 2021 - Engineering Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - The people are amazing. The company actually lives out its values. - Early adopter of remote work and figured out how to do it well. - Excellent all hands. I feel highly informed about the business. - Great work/life balance, but it's up to the individual to behave as a fully formed adult and take personal responsibility for it. - Executive leadership in last year is strongest it's ever been, especially in Product & Engineering. - CEO is humble, approachable, candid, compassionate and encourages the rest of the company to be so too.

    Cons

    - Quagmire of tech debt from early CTO haunts the company to this day. Innovating while paying it down has been a long, painful journey. Many large, existing customers are not yet getting the benefits of the last 2 years of product improvements that new customers get. - Invented a product category, but now facing intense competitive threats. First-mover advantage was eclipsed by the tech debt and early organizational immaturity. Encouraging progress has been made on both in last year, but it feels like yet another "make it or break it" year.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Remote Culture, Mis-aligned Execs

    Feb 26, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
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    Pros

    People, Engagement across geographical boundaries

    Cons

    Executive alignment on product direction weak and churning

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Company is not what it seems

    Feb 18, 2021 - Full Time Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -remote company -they try to be transparent

    Cons

    -no work balance -senior management ignores working hours - they advertise unlimited vacation days, but it is tracked - folks are expected to work on those vacation days

    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A Failing Company That Went Complacent

    Feb 16, 2021 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The chief pro right now is that the company is experiencing staggering employee attrition so they are hiring into pretty much all levels and positions. If you're coming in to the company you will have lots of negotiating leverage for salary and benefits because they need you, badly. Other pros: - Great medical benefits with very low costs for families - Huge number of days off and unlimited PTO if you're on a team that can enjoy that. With so much attrition there are several teams that are having to work extra or cover more after hours on call than usual.

    Cons

    I worked at Invision for several years, and I saw the company go from leader in the industry to merely being content chasing behind its competitors. There are a lot of things that went wrong but the chief complaints I have are: - Virtually impossible to get promoted. I recommend if you're thinking about joining you shoot for the stars in terms of salary because once you're in you probably won't ever get anything else. - The Executive Leadership Team is completely disconnected from reality. This is both in terms to the state of the market, company strategy, and how to treat their employees like people. There are too many examples to put in this form, but the company regularly lays off teams when they shift strategies and then there's a mad scramble to hire replacements. Why not just move the talented people to new teams and lay off the low performers? This is obvious for you and me but the ELT regularly throws the baby out with the bath water. - People are disposable. The company has somewhere in the neighborhood of 400ish open positions at the time of me writing this. Those are not new positions because of growth, those are positions that are open because people have left. And instead of trying to figure out why people are leaving, the company has instead instituted a policy of suppressing departure notifications so ELT doesn't look so bad. - The company is litigious against their own employees. If you go to a new job, even if it's not a competitor - the company might sue you. Just because. I'm not joking, this has happened. - The company strategy changes every few months and this matches the constant revolving door of designers and product managers. While great things are being built by teams at Invision, expect those to be ignored so that management who are there for a short time can get their own personal win in before they leave. It's become very common for middle or upper management hires to adopt a pet project that they rush through so they can leverage its success in their next job. If you're coming into the company you should know that morale is at an all time low, turn over is super high, and the current product strategy (which will likely do a 180 a few times) shows a complete surrender to the competition. Invision isn't trying to innovate anymore, they're just trying to keep their head above water. New hires will have to manager their managers significantly, make their own wins, and always keep an eye open for getting let go depending on the arbitrary whims of executive leadership.

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    24 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing place to work

    Feb 15, 2021 - Lead Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A great place to work, all around. Definitely some of the most consistently fun and interesting products I’ve worked on, with new challenges all the time. Good compensation. Work from anywhere (fully remote team). Many opportunities for growth and advancement. And, probably above all else, seriously fantastic coworkers. I’ll happily say that this is the best job I’ve ever had.

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but would love to see even more on that front (ie better 401k matching).

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Avoid the downhill slog

    Feb 15, 2021 - CFT 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fully distributed since inception so remote is in their DNA. Smart, friendly, hardworking people. Good benefits. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Big fall from market leader to fighting for scraps. Working at a product design company built on the premise of helping companies ship faster, while taking YEARS to release disjointed updates along with an ongoing mess of a pricing model that hinders collaboration is just painful. Constant reshuffling and changing KPIs that feel chaotic and rushed or like more of the same. Leaders seem great but disconnect is obvious. Lip service, frequent layoffs across the org and lots of people jumping ship. Competitors continue to eat away at revenue for multiple reasons and customer trust has been eroded. My advice is to see if this company actually starts turning around before joining. Everyone knows it’s make or break it time. I really want to see them pull themselves out of this. Until then, it boils down to pushing a Sketch plus InVision workflow that isn’t up to snuff for today’s design teams, therefore developers won’t benefit. You’ll be told otherwise but this is the no-fluff reality. Godspeed.

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    9 people found this review helpful
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