Neuberger Berman Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
63 Reviews
3.5
63 Reviews
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Neuberger Berman Chairman and CEO George H. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Started out with positive work/life balance then went downhill (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, good work-life balance (post spinoff) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Small groups and limited opportunity to move within the firm (in 3 reviews)

  • Unfortunately Lehman's culture pervaded Neuberger post market crash of 2008 with many of the senior management piggy backing off of NB's survival (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good culture but limited progression

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues and team are the best to work with in my career.

    Cons

    Limited career progression and pay increment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Second Tier Firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Accountant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Neuberger Berman as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, intermediate and senior management lack vision, treat consultants like serfs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Neuberger Berman

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Product Development  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing and Product Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very collegial environment and flat organizational structure. You get a lot of exposure and interaction with senior management, investment professionals, marketing, sales, etc. Depending on what group you're in, there is also a very entrepreneurial environment, where you can propose things and then try it out.

    Cons

    Similar to other asset management companies, the portfolio managers rule the roost. Anyone in a non revenue generating part of the business is treated that way (including compensation and advancement opportunities). Advancement opportunities are difficult to win and it's not clear what your managers are looking for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions that are decided at the top don't seem to flow to the rest of the team and when they do, they don't always make sense, so management should work on improving communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are probably better firms at which to start your investment career.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Recognizable brand. Great access to information from the street. There are some good investors to learn from.

    Cons

    No training. The people are very hit-or-miss: some are great to work with or for and others can be downright nasty. Very conservative. Easy to get stuck in the mid-levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not very clear how performance is measured.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are a lot of fun and everyone around you has a lot of work experience

    Cons

    Salary is low for the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture is great but the pay is awful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for but not in operation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neuberger Berman

    Pros

    The company has pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Don't work for operation department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad if you know what you want

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    close knit culture per group

    Cons

    no real advancement options mid/back office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    either provide more career advancement opportunities, or hire people that will be happy staying where they are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable work environment, 3 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or promotion, and lacking in training.High expectations of employee with little motivation and reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to offer training and growth opportunities to employees at every position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and laid back atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Services in New York, NY

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment and great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up in career

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good size firm and great employees to work with

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth or moving over to other channels;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better career path and compensation program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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