Aegon Asset Management

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Aegon Asset Management Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    The best learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, and always willing to help

    Cons

    Nothing, it is a very cohesive atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider applying a "new grad" program in the IT department. I spent a year interning, and its going to be hard to leave!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Higher than average salaries, not a good place to build marketable skills

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, book smart people to work with.

    Cons

    This company pushes out people who give a damn, so the mid to upper level managers have been socially promoted. There's a good chance your boss knows less about his area of expertise than you do. I did say HIS, because in an office of 50 employees, not a single manager is a woman.

    The operational setup is a MESS. Spreadsheets tied to other linked spreadsheets. Macros that change the values of final results based off of the color of cell in a spreadsheet. Rather than allow workers to fix this problem, they locked us down. Without being allowed to fix a broken system we regularly make tremendous calculation mistakes. We're a HEDGING operation. That's unacceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a couple of DBA's, so the rest of us can do our jobs rather than be plagued with buggy, untraceable data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Special Servicing Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aegon Asset Management

    Pros

    I Learned a lot about commercial real estate.

    Cons

    There was lots of busy work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with the interns.

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  5.  

    Great internship!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aegon Asset Management as an intern

    Pros

    Supportive supervisors
    People in other departments willing to spend time with you
    Nice people
    Pressure exists but not terrible

    Cons

    Some technologies a bit obsolete/unstable.
    Not many job openings
    Not a booming business
    Foods...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management

    Pros

    Stable Climate. I am not worried about losing my job.

    Cons

    Slow Progress. It can take a while to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into Latest Tech

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A company that cares and a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The cultural aspect of the company is great, and the management truly cares about their employees. A happy employee does better work!

    Cons

    Individual departments need to communicate better with other departments when problems arise, instead of ignoring the problems for someone else to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large, Top-Heavy International Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Initial Pay is good. Some of the better worker-bee level employees that I've worked with in Insurance.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of infrastructure in Aegon as a whole. Do not come in here from another company thinking that, just due to the large quantity of assets under management that this organization shows on its' balance sheets, you will be stepping into a world class financial institution.
    Lots of first-time-job new hires are bright and better educated than at most insurance firms. Unfortunately, there is no infrastructure and so their skills and intelligence are vastly underutilized if at all.
    Also, there are a tremendous amount of managers, a lot of thoughtless work (due to the lack of infrastructure) and very few workers themselves.
    Unfortunately, those making key decisions that could change the situation are very inexperienced in terms of seeing how other companies may operate or seeing other ways of doing things. Whatever solutions these managers have are constructed from an ill-informed background on the problem due to listening to other managers who have only ever been at Aegon.
    In short, you will be doing more advanced-level work at othr organizations in an equivalent position simply due to the lack of infrastructure and good management at Aegon .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone from the outside, with experience, to clean up the place. Stop listening to the people who brought you to the point of disaster that is AAM currently for solutions, you need a different view and people with experience outside of Aegon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Aegon Asset Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, fun work environment,

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Smart people, great company

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Aegon Asset Management

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and a very supportive atmosphere. Within finance, it would be hard to find a more balanced work-life environment.

    Cons

    May be too laid back for some people. Location may be an issue as well since Cedar Rapids is not exactly known for finance...

    Recommends
  11.  

    It was very average

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Aegon Asset Management

    Pros

    compensation is somewhat above average especially considering low cost of living

    Cons

    pressure and long hours, lots of crises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more tecnical people

    Recommends

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