AXA Rosenberg

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AXA Rosenberg Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great small company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    100% healthcare, dental, and vision covered.

    Company matches 10% of your salary toward 401k. You don't even have to contribute to get that.

    Vacation packages are four and a half weeks on the low end.

    Sabbaticals are allowed if you have been with the firm longer than seven years.

    The company is definitely in rebuild mode after going through some tough times five years ago. However, the rebuild effort is showing some real promise. New accounts are coming in. The performance of existing ones remain solid.

    Company morale is generally good. The firm organizes lots of fun activities like group walks across the Golden Gate Bridge, basketball games, viewings of the World Cup, foosball tournaments, book clubs, soccer games, etc.

    There is a strong feeling that now is a very good time for the firm as we have nowhere to go, but up.

    Cons

    While the work life balance for the most part is good for most, there are definitely others who are more overworked.

    After going through some tough times, a lot of people were let go which left their responsibilities to whoever was left. Some departments are hurting more than others when it comes to staffing. During the busy times of the year life can get pretty harsh for those departments.

    But this is the dilemma of all small firms with loftier ambitions. Do more with less people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing. Alleviate pressure off of the overworked parts of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Journey

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people. Smart, respectful individuals with a passion for the business. Strong sense of responsibility and duty towards their clients. Interesting research and product development being conducted. Rebuild of the business is building momentum. CEO is the strongest the company has ever had. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Needs innovation. Technology vision is not very strong. Difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to develop their employees. A flat structure is great for collegiality but those of us with long careers ahead need growth and upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent growth opportunity

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

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ability to self manage; flexible hours; ability to work on new and interesting projects. The people are great they show a deep interest in their activities.

    Cons

    They are lagging on the technology end; reputation is still recovering. They are getting customers back slowly and still need to expand their distribution and marketing efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe management should continue to keep up the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    improving prospects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AXA Rosenberg for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Idyllic location in the Bay area, reasonably flexible work environment, work with many really talented people, a lot of deadweight has been sloughed off in recent days.

    Cons

    a collaborative small company culture has been lost in the takeover by the IM family, a lot bureaucracy and lot more manager emphasis rather than valuing of individual contributions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The job is very technical and the environment very friendly.
    The company knows the employees are its best asset.
    Upper management does a great job at building for the long run.
    Expertise and core contributions are valued

    Cons

    Back in 2008, it was hard to manage the growth and we ended up running on a smaller footprint. Things have been gradually improving since then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    AXA Rosenberg - not a good place to work

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

    I worked at AXA Rosenberg full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits - although company is working on reducing benefits

    Cons

    Numerous layoffs
    Uncertain environment
    Extremely political environment
    Bad management
    Risky bet for clients as company is losing key people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots
    Change management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Rebuilding mode

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orinda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orinda, CA

    I worked at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of anonymity to do your job, helpful people to work with and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for carreer growth or opportunities, still a flat structure. With no incentives to excel many people choose to coast and not deliver. Increased responsibilities/pressure on the performers as fewer resources and no increase in salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people who perform and discipline the ones that are not performing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful company to work at

    Current Employee - Research Director  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Research Director in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    AXA Rosenberg is a preeminent global investment manager, with offices worldwide. Its employees are friendly and knowledgeable. Hours are flexible. It's located in Orinda, which is a sleepy suburb.

    Cons

    The company ran into difficulty in 2010, and has been struggling ever since. Employees have left, but I think things will turn around. It's located in Orinda, which is a sleepy suburb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing what they can to rebilud assets under management.

  10.  

    It was good when benefits were good, not anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg

    Pros

    Excellent team of experts in each business area, relatively good salary, freedom to work

    Cons

    Somewhat uncertainty recently. Benefits offered earlier are diminishing.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work - maintains small company feel while offering stability and opportunity for learning and improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at AXA Rosenberg

    Pros

    Smart, nice people. Intellectually stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Weird stuff going on lately. I'm not sure if there will be opportunities available for people to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you guys thinking through things before writing letters to clients?

    No opinion of CEO

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