Acadian Asset Management

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Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company with Well Qualified Employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication between departments


  2. Investment Research Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management as an intern

    Pros

    People there are super helpful and smart.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain. I worked there for just 3 months.


  3. Academic environment, excellent culture and good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Investment Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Research Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very quantitative driven firm with great talents.
    Good work life balance
    Friendly environment
    Good investment performance and bright future

    Cons

    nothing in mind so far


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Acadian taught me a lot while working there and kept my work engaging and interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Frequent company events, including a ski trip and open bar cocktail hours at high end local eateries. Generous vacation time. Frequent learning opportunities. Generous bonuses.

    Cons

    Politics, but that is standard for any office. There's really not much bad to say, Acadian really takes care of its people.

    Advice to Management

    I left a year ago, and I know that the landscape has changed since then, so I don't think I could offer any relevant advice.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Smart People, cool work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very relaxed and people are very smart. Projects are hard but rewarding.

    Cons

    Slow moving. Most research does not see the light of day.

    Advice to Management

    There is a large disconnect between the research team and the marketing team.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Pass the buck" culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money flies around this place. From the free lunches to the Acadian logo-ed swag.

    Cons

    The management system and performance review system encourages a 'me-first' attitude where people are unwilling to help or share experience. Money is king and almost all incentive is personal and monetary which leads to employees working extra hard to avoid blame while not so hard on teamwork or leading (in terms of management).

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to monetize a positive culture instead of the "race to the top of the title chain" in place now. You might have happier employees instead of just money hungry ones.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized management structure, lack of support and training.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client Service Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sink or swim environment allows you to maneuver your job to take on ad hoc opportunities at will.

    Cons

    Bizarre management structure leads to no one wanting to take on to much responsibility (i.e, liability) or to effect the change needed there.

    Advice to Management

    Put some structure and oversight into place.



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