Brookfield Asset Management Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. It's not what you know, but who you know.

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    Former Employee - Associate Compensation Analyst in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Compensation Analyst in Burr Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abilities to work from home, friendly approachable people for the most part, beautiful office with nice ammenities.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism, poor management, very hard to get promoted, and not a good sense of team. Not all co-workers are held to the same standard of work.


  2. Watch out for bullies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for incentive compensation and standard annual raises

    Cons

    Certain dispicable managers bully their employees and intimidate their bosses, so they remain the most powerful, yet are completely incompetent. This makes for a culture of intimidation and bullying. Very difficult to remain for very long.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your managers to see how incompetent the bullies really are


  3. Helpful (2)

    Micromanagement Capital of my Career

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Learned a ton, this is one thing I will give them during my time there. -Incredibly smart people, perhaps the smartest I have worked with, and they know it. -Nice location at World Financial, but then again it could be better since they own the freaking complex. -Good starting salary, expect it to last a few years.

    Cons

    -No work-life balance whatsover if you would like to succeed at your job. 14 hour days, weekends, etc. -Management acts as if they are paying you out of their own pocket. My entire team was treated like children despite dedicating our lives to the job. -Zero privacy: open work envireonment is the most intrusive I have ever encountered. The CFO of one of their public companies was sitting in a cube, nuff said. -Raises/bonuses/promotions are treated like you are gaining the keys to the kingdom. Like the old saying, if you are not on the inside, you are on the outside. Better make a friend of a key executive, or you will be left out in the cold. -If you never open your mouth or express an opinion, you will be their ideal junior employee.

    Advice to Management

    One would think for a Canadian company they would be more progressive. This company may be near Wall Street, but it does not carry the cache' of a Wall Street company, even though they act that way. Advice? -Take a course in actually learning to manage human beings and reward commitment as well as performance. -Give people some privacy.


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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast every morning and clean office environment.

    Cons

    Low moral. Disconnect with employees. High turnover ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring only employees on contract.


  6. Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are friendly and approachable

    Cons

    people do not want to go beyond their day to day responsibilities, they do not want change

    Advice to Management

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Toronto centric , global brand name

    Cons

    IT dept got outsourced . Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say, hope they are doing good with cost management and paying out bonuses to top ppl


  8. Unstable

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are standard. If you want the run of the office business/office type job, this is great.

    Cons

    In IT, this were very unstable and you cannot really trust anyone. Things are always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Change upper management IT


  9. Good place to get experience and then move on

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to many accounting scenarios and getting your feet wet

    Cons

    No internal movement, even if there are postings they don't poach from each other, so you will have to stay where you are or get promoted high enough in senior management to make your own way. Everyone in management are men, except HR...they poach extensively from Deloitte and PwC...everyone else takes a back seat

    Advice to Management

    You must look into retention strategies if you don't want your employees to see you as a stepping stone. Invest in those you want to stay and promote internal movement and promotions. Workplace gender equality should really be reviewed



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