Janus Capital Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
63 Reviews
3.0
63 Reviews
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Janus Capital CEO and Director Richard M. (Dick) Weil
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Pros
  • Great benefits, good location, salary is fair, nice extra employee perks i (in 9 reviews)

  • Multiple locations to choose from, not just Cherry Creek (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a culture of gossip, fear and intimidation embraced and perpetuated by management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ever changing managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very smart people who work hard and play hard. The company is very client focused and compliance oriented. Strong ethical standards in the investment department and in the rank and file. If you do not find change stimulating, this isn't your best place to work

    Cons

    If you are not in the investment department, salaries are no longer competitive even within the Denver metro area. Great training ground but constantly losing top performers to competitors. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary adjustments to line functions so that when an opportunity arises for existing employees, the compensation angle is eliminated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Accoutant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Great company culture, pay is very competitive with the industry, and office is in a great Denver location. Very pleased.

    Cons

    Work can be very repetitive. Company is in a turn around stage so budget was cut and its hard to tell what the future holds.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is Failing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Insurance, free parking, mall is across the street

    Cons

    Always a high turnover rate of employees in operations and technology
    Back office staff are not compensated fairly
    Marketing department is ineffective
    Information technology managers and staff are highly incompetent

    The overall company outlook is not bright: It is no secret that Janus makes revenue by charging exorbitant fees to their clients to hold onto their money and not by their fund performance. Janus funds are consistently low in performance. There is always some "buzz" created in the news about Janus some fund or dividend having a marginal uptick, but historically Janus outflows mean a "neutral", "hold", or "sell" rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try setting up headquarters on Wall Street to acquire better talent in fund managers, better technology staff, and better operations staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Constant change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Highly motivated and friendly work environment. Location could be the best in the country for asset manager. Lot of employees very active in charity. A lot of opportunities to grow and move among different areas of the company.

    Cons

    Highest management positions currently filled by outsiders. Company searching for place in a market that has changed a lot since company's massive success years ago. IT always a challenge to keep up with innovation but management making changes for the positive.

  6.  

    Definitely Not Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    - Location, Benefits, Health Insurance
    - Cherry Creek

    Cons

    - Technology cannot implement systems, upgrades, or any type of project
    - Disorganized IT management
    - Operations dept is overworked and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice can save the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company in secular decline

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location, solid benefits, talented workforce.

    Cons

    The elephant in the room is that actively managed mutual funds are dying a slow death, and Janus mutual funds in aggregate are average at best. 4-5 years of outflows have permeated into company culture. The sales and marketing organizations are in constant turnover trying to put lipstick on a pig - and senior management is too busy worried about poor investment performance to manage any other areas of the business effectively. The company is dying very very slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate non-investment personnel more evenly - especially when the investment team is hurting the rest of the firm.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to build your career and skillset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    friendly collaborative culture working with talented driven indivudals

    Cons

    You can get caught up in the politics if you don't pay attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue building a strong and solid leadership team that doesn't rotate every 2 to 3 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    There's been good and there's been bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company offers good health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant and expectations of individuals are not uniform or consistent. There's a culture of gossip--which is also embraced and perpetuated by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Denver sales desk- Internal Sales Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great people, personalities were outstanding. Some of the best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    19 consecutive quarters of net outflows...this firm is in serious trouble. Also the compensation is below industry norms for the Internal sales position. External wholesalers as a whole lack experience compared to other firms and most don't hit their sales goals. As a result, the Internal Sales Consultants struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower sales targets so your employees can feed themselves....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good location, salary is fair, nice extra employee perks i.e. holiday party, employee appreciation day in the summer, etc.

    Cons

    Continually overhauling existing processes whether it's needed or not, too much "high level" thinking without realizing the impact on the day-to-day processes. If it isn't broken, don't fix it! It's expected that people are involved in or contribute to special projects as part of their job nowadays regardless of the level of competency or interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop insulting our intelligence by pushing the client-centric philosphy. We know who the clients are and how to treat them. Excellent client service will not guarantee assets from leaving when performance is poor.

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