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T. Rowe Price Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
266 Reviews
3.5
266 Reviews
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T. Rowe Price President, CEO, and Director James A. C. Kennedy
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187 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very people friendly company, with good work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits and comfortable work environment (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Career opportunities in Colorado Springs were limited to call center management (in 14 reviews)

  • Impact to ability to have appropriate work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Conservative, healthy company with the need to promote leaders not project mgrs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate, Individual Contributor
    Current Employee - Associate, Individual Contributor

    I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Executives and leadership crave innovative thinkers and are focused on the right directives ....serving clients while remaining operationally nimble and efficient.

    Cons

    Outside of call centers, mid level people-managers are long timers, promoted for successful project delivery. Unfortunately, they do not have the experience to lead organizational change, translating objectives into actionable goals for their teams. As a result, new ideas are discouraged and teams do not adapt. For associates that have held management roles outside of the company, it is disheartening and may be "years" before your voice is heard or you are promoted in order to make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and high level executives: Look deep within your organizations and consider leaders based on current and past internal & external TRP experience rather than relationships and successful project delivery. Hold mid PLs and VPs accountable for aligning team charter with real tactical measures of success. Soft measures of being T Rowe Nice and "this is how we have always done it" is a corporate culture not a goal. Foster inclusion of new ideas at all levels, that align to the "goals", and through this you will unleash passionate innovative ideas that deliver results.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good opportunity for career advancement

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

    I worked at T. Rowe Price full-time

    Pros

    Great community of people and strong focus on the customer

    Cons

    Very conservative of decisions and changes often take a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time

    Pros

    - great benefits (401k, company stock)
    - great employees
    - trusted company

    Cons

    - healthcare costs have gone up
    - limited room for growth in Tampa office

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  5.  

    Stability and Great Benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time

    Pros

    Stability, Good Benefits, AWA, Great Bonuses

    Cons

    Mild yearly increases, difficult to advance once you get to a certain point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talent within the firm by hiring internally. This can be accomplished by mentoring programs to help employees begin preparing for the next steps. Much of Managements focus is on Delivery...somewhere along the way people management fell to the bottom of the priority list.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looks great on a resume if you can stand the political environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at T. Rowe Price as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume. Benefits are amazing- matching 401k, adoption pays up to 80% of fees and tuition reimbursement. Great tool for networking.

    Cons

    Very political environment, hard to move up the ranks unless you network and even then it can be cumbersome. The hiring/on-boarding process can take weeks or months for a position approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management: Promote candidates that actually deserve the job and are qualified.
    More often than not it was about who you knew in the company rather than experience or job performance. Contracting for this company can be risky depending on the manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career and learn the business. Too much focus on race

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I started here out of college and have worked both in Owings Mills and in Baltimore. It is a great place to work, especially if you are starting out. Even though it is a big company it really feels like a family and the culture is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of focus on race and ethnicity at this company and it has gotten worse over the last few years. There are efforts to boost the number of minorities with management even admitting that they are willing to go into bidding wars with their competitors for minority job applicants. While I'm sure it is well intentioned, If you are a minority in this company you feel like you are just there because of your skin color. Unfortunately other employees begin to become suspicious that you only got the job because of your skin and otherwise aren't capable. This focus on race is racist and needs to stop. Aside from this it is a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the focus on race and ethnicity. We should be hiring people based on how well they will do the job, not to fill a quota. At the end of the day what matters is whether or not the person has good ideas. As MLK famously said, "Judge a man by his character and not by the color of his skin."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, good atmoshpere

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

    I worked at T. Rowe Price full-time

    Pros

    Training is done well, A lot of focus on employee development, Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Slow moving, and pay is below competitors.

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

    Retirement Plan COordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Coordinator  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Coordinator in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at T. Rowe Price full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice clients and good team mates. Lots of resources online to help you with the job and systems are user friendly.sometimes there are fun events for the employees.

    Cons

    it is understaffed and turnover is high. this has caused lots of unhappy clients who hate workign with new people. the pay is too low considering the level of responsibility/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please pay more and hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer internship

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

    I worked at T. Rowe Price as an intern

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers I worked with were friendly and helpful. There is a good attitude among staff. Company made it clear that it was a good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Food in the cafeteria isn't the best. Lower pay than most other firms for similar positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to start

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

    I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time

    Pros

    training, resume builder, generous 401k plan, generous paid parental leave for birth of child

    Cons

    limited growth, small bonuses, favortism is very apparent, job is not stable

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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