American Century

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American Century Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Greater Purpose

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at American Century full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's great to come to work knowing your profits fund a greater purpose. Our founder was a wonderful, insightful visionary. He started Amerian Century Investments with a greatt philosophy and then parlaid his wealth into the creation of the Stowers Insttitute of Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. GO onlikne & read our story.

    Cons

    We're not perfect, but what company is? Most heavy complainers haven't worked anyywhere else. Our leaders need to have a broader perspective, beyond their own responsibiliies....the good of the whole.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Caring and passionate employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Century full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Remarkable Talent. Inspiring Story. Respectable Company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Century

    Pros

    Performance Focused. Philanthropic Driven. One of the best workplaces in the business!

    Cons

    None to mention at this current time about the cons of this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain open with communication efforts across all business channels.

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  5.  

    ACI was one of my best employers ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at American Century full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ACI had amazing management and culture. A terrific place to work and grow. I miss them very much, wish they had not closed the Denver office. Administrative work by it's very nature is very repetitive, but ACI management always provided me an opportunity to take on new challenges.

    Cons

    Administrative work by it's very nature is very repetitive, but ACI management always provided me an opportunity to take on new challenges.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Best employer I have ever had

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Century

    Pros

    People, management, benfefits, office location

    Cons

    There are real no cons to working here

  7.  

    Educational and relaxed, very little stress.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Technology Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing Technology Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at American Century as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, friendly people, valuable learning experience.

    Cons

    Headquarters location is not necessarily in the best place, but that's subjective. Personally, I'm not too big of a fan of the midwest, but others may think differently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with great values

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Consultant in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at American Century

    Pros

    Benefits, privately owned culture, stable in a down market due to their conservative investment strategy, Stowers Institute, friendly mid-Western values

    Cons

    lower pay, antiquated IT systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update the IT and get with the 21st century

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No better place to work in Kansas City

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at American Century

    Pros

    The benefits far surpass anywhere else I've worked. The management is qualified and genuinely want thier staff to grow.

    Cons

    It's large and slackers can exist undetected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - it worked while I was there.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    A company where you can grow professionally and personally

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at American Century

    Pros

    Management's interest in your personal and professional growth. Very generous benefits from top to bottom. From 401k matching to health benefits to time off. Technology and infrastructure better than industry average.

    Cons

    Working in satellite offices you have more limited opportunities for advancement if you don't want to relocate to KC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to Midwestern roots

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    American Century - A Premier Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Writer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Investment Writer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at American Century

    Pros

    American Century has a great culture, marked by its collegial and supportive atmosphere. There is ample opportunity for personal and professional growth, both of which are encouraged. There are also good opportunities for advancement. The pay is exceptional and the benefits, which include an on-site gym and a fully paid four-week sabbatical after seven years, are extraordinary.

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides to working at American Century. Few come to mind. Only infrequently are there issues such as a communications from management that fall short in terms of speed, relevance and frequency in addressing important issues or approaching changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make valuing your people a top priority. It will always pay off. American Century people are tremendously loyal. And rightly so.

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