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    I worked at Western Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Can't stress that enough. With a very few exceptions, everyone at Western is a professional who is smart and knows how to treat people. It's easy and encouraged to communicate with different parts of the company.

    Cons

    I worked in different groups within Investment Support, and some groups are run too tight. For example, if one person takes a vacation, everybody gets that stressed-out, worried look on their faces because covering the absent person will make their workload too much to bear. The same employees then feel guilty about taking vacations. This is what causes turnover -- you can't have happy employees when their mental health rests on such a sharp edge. If you want to keep people, be willing to hire more people as accounts are added to a group's workload.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Western Asset Management (Pasadena, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process at WA is very thorough starting with the HR recruiters, and then all parties for whom one would be working. All the interviewers were very friendly and amenable to answering questions and concerns of the interviewee. They are all very happy working at WA and are very interested in hiring the best talent available.

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Western Asset Management Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large) , Best Companies Group, 2009
Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large) , Best Companies Group, 2008

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Website www.westernasset.com
Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Western Asset is one of the world's leading fixed income managers. From offices in Pasadena, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, São Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo and Dubai, the company provides investment services for a wide variety of global clients, across an equally wide variety of mandates. By devoting all of its resources to fixed income, Western Asset can provide a full commitment to clients of all types. This focused approach has generated positive returns in a variety of products with varying risk disciplines. Western Asset's long performance track ... More

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