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Innovia Technology Reviews

Updated 14 Nov 2018

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8 Ratings
  1. "World class minds, supportive culture, top tier clients"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation Consultant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovia Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    – Work for the best companies in almost every industry (P&G, J&J, Medtronic, Bayer, Jaguar Land Rover, Boeing, PepsiCo etc.). – Exceptionally bright colleagues who care about their work and each other! – Work is delivered to clients at the highest levels and across a range of business functions (Innovation, R&D, Marketing, Strategy, Manufacturing, Insights). – Sensible and... sustainable approach to growth - putting plans in place to grow at a pace that allows current employees to take on new opportunities. We could grow faster, but the board decided that the supportive and friendly culture is too important to sacrifice. – Very little hierarchy – you work with people at all levels of experience and learn a lot quickly.

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    Cons

    – Given the quality of clients and work, we should be better known. – If you are desperate to work across multiple offices, then try somewhere else – Innovia only has one office in Cambridge UK, which is a conscious decision to maintain our culture. – If you are only interested in a MBB name on your CV and then move into PE or IBD then go elsewhere. If you want to work on the toughest... problems for the best clients in the world, then apply.

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    Advice to Management

    Your head and heart are in the right place. Keep working hard and relying on your talented colleagues to grow the business. Try to be a bit bolder and raise the profile of the company, so it gets the visibility it deserves.

    Innovia Technology2018-11-14
  2. "Great place to make your mark"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovia Technology full-time

    Pros

    Immediate responsibility for project delivery Relaxed atmosphere Lunch Chance to interact with very senior clients in the world's largest companies

    Cons

    Very Cambridge centric, can feel a bit like an outsider if you didn't study there Variable workload

    Innovia Technology2018-11-13
  3. "Exceptionally smart and caring people. Fascinating challenges for the biggest names in every industry."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovia Technology full-time

    Pros

    The main idea behind the company is that smart people with very different backgrounds and ways of thinking can actually solve problems better if they work together. This actually works! Retention is high and employees are very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Until recently, career progression paths internally haven't been very clear to younger consultants. The company is going through some growing pains - maybe this is inevitable as it approaches 100 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stick your ideals of transparency and minimal hierarchy. Trust all of those smart people you've hired to manage more of the company as it gets bigger.

    Innovia Technology2018-08-31
  4. "Great place to work: stimulating and open-minded"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovia Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Full of smart, lively people. Fascinating projects with world class clients. Work in multidisciplinary teams so lots of opportunity to learn. Good life- work balance. Ambitions to grow

    Cons

    Can be a lot of overseas travel. Should be better known and bigger organisation given the capability that is there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right things

    Innovia Technology2018-08-27
  5. "Great summer internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Innovia Technology

    Pros

    Really enjoyable place to work, the work is stimulating and varied and the people are very friendly. There's plenty of social events and you get free lunch every day which is great. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    A bit Oxbridge heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and seeking out interesting technical projects.

    Innovia Technology2017-09-07
  6. "Interview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Innovia Technology full-time

    Pros

    Very nice start up Still growing. Work on technical consulting. They lead great projects with big companies.

    Cons

    Based in Cambridge. Quite technical at first, not like the usual management consulting projects. The salary is also a bit low compared to what's offered elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    You should master what you're studying for. Have strong technical skills in your area of specialism. Show that you are open to deal with different topics from a multidisciplinary perspective.

    Innovia Technology2017-02-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing job experience. Should have gone to a more established consultancy."

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    Current Employee - Innovation Consultant in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most intelligent people you will meet. Great thinkers - but hard to get your voice heard if you're not a director at the top. If you want to surround yourself with intelligent and a Cambridge-esque environment, then go here. If you don't like elitism, then keep looking. Fun projects. Definitely good to impress friends during cocktail hour.

    Cons

    Horrible senior management. Very top heavy company. Limited career growth and skills development. Don't go here for your first job. Gain industry experience at an actual company or at the top consultancies first and then come here later to get paid a nice salary and have a comfy position.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the new-starters. They are the brains and have more current and relevant insights. Don't rely just on springwise to recycle ideas.

    Innovia Technology2016-11-05
  8. "Stimulating work, great work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovia Technology full-time

    Pros

    Very stimulating project work. Great people to work with – very intelligent, diverse set of skills (sciences, engineering, design, business). Good work/life balance. Nice company atmosphere. Ignore the "Career trap" review from 2013 – clearly a disgruntled employee. There aren't any sexual harassment lawsuits against the directors.

    Cons

    Company is growing – there are some growing pains e.g. company-wide skill management. Career path not so well defined. Company relies too heavily on some very talented individuals. Could get more money at other consultancies. Everybody is very intelligent – this can be intimidating!

    Advice to Management

    Charge more for projects, pay highly talented staff more.

    Innovia Technology2016-02-12
  9. "Nice company who care about their staff"

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    Former Employee - Innovation Consultant in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Innovia Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative, supportive and friendly culture. Thoughts and opinions are always welcome, strong focus on project reviews, forums, staff development and generally always trying to improve the way they work. Wide range of work, big clients and many different industries. Transparent and honest with staff. Mac book pro! Flexible working times. Great opportunities to travel. Free lunch and snacks.

    Cons

    A sense of Cambridge arrogance. Uninspiring offices with questionable facilities for a 'technology' company. Ranging project management skill set. Often hard to communicate benefits of consumer/design thinking to technical staff. 'Front end' development often means short projects for R&D teams, where it's hard to see the companies input further down the product development process. Very technically focused.... Most employees and all directors have a strong technical/academic backgrounds.

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    Advice to Management

    Look further into involvement with clients further down stream and outside of R&D teams. Keep up the great work!

    Innovia Technology2015-10-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for a summer internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovia Technology for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance (40 hours per week max). They really make sure you develop the skills you need to do well in the job. Great variety of projects. Directors sit in the open office with everyone else and always ask if there is anything they can do to make the business better.

    Cons

    Limited career progression, since it i quite a small company. Since the business focuses on the front end of innovation, it is sometimes hard to see where the projects actually go once the final concepts are given to the clients. Conservative growth strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't lose the great culture. Maybe strive for a wider reach, e.g. non-commercial sector, government policy etc.

    Innovia Technology2015-09-15
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