Babson Capital Management

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Updated Jun 3, 2014

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3.6 12 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Babson Capital Management CEO Roger Crandall

Roger Crandall

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Accounting Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe people were very helpful. They explained everything to me very thoroughly and were approachable.

    ConsI had some confusion with some of the tasks given to me. This sometimes made it difficult to do what was required of me

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    Very disfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation, Very good work life balance

    ConsVery set in their ways

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, my time at Babson Capital was very fulfilling.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/life balance is great at Babson

    ConsPoor choice in some of the IT management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Director (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsIncreased business growth signifies success in the long run

    ConsLack of support for such growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more human capital to support team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the most amazing opportunities in the investment industry.

    Quantitative Management Intern (Current Employee) Springfield, MA

    ProsThe people, your coworkers are all local, friendly people that you can connect with and make lasting friendships even outside of work.

    ConsIn my time working here, i did not find any cons to this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good, solid foundation for starting your career

    Credit Analyst (Former Employee) Springfield, MA

    Pros--Diversity in the product gives you the ability to move around.
    --Strong reluctance to fire people during the downturn. It was more likely that people would move around.
    --Well capitalized firm (as it is the investment management arm of MassMutual)

    Cons--Sometimes management looked kindly at the wrong co-workers. For example, a colleague out-and-out plagarized a company report by using a sell-side analyst writeup and presenting it as his own. I am still scratching my head as to why management thought this person was a good analyst as this was done on many occasions.
    --Teamwork needs to be improved. Portfolio managers frequently want to work in "silos" with analysts.
    --Springfield is a tough gig for younger and unmarried people.

    Advice to Senior Management--There is too much emphasis on the structured products, such as CLO's.
    --Increase the independence of analysis by being less dependent on what the sell-side thinks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work long term

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Springfield, MA

    Proshas a very social atmosphere.

    ConsAbove average career potential for below average employees.
    Limited health insurance options.
    Management seems secretive.

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    COmpliance

    Compliance Intern (Former Employee) Springfield, MA

    ProsLearned the Rules and regs of the firm from the ground up

    ConsMinimal opportunities to explore other divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds a solid internship program

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    Good place if you like Springfield

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsSolid company with good support from parent, MassMutual. Management interested in growth and in changing old insurance culture to a more modern asset manager culture. Bright, friendly people. Very good benefits package.

    ConsStill operates in silos between different product groups. Difficult to encourage data sharing. Springfield rumored to be a bit of "Peyton Place", but I have no personal knowledge of that. IT guys are bright and hard-working but are bureaucratic. Difficult moving out of old passive insurance culture. Managers do play favorites. You are in the inner circle or you are out. Has strange multiple chiefs management structure with 5 people running the business and no ultimate authority

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage cooperation from different products. Penalize backstabbing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good firm - trying to grow external business

    Director (Current Employee)

    Prosmid-size firm, extremely talented investment professionals, challenging work environment, senior management are accessible

    Constransaction oriented, not client oriented, fragmented cultures

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to staff and the marketplace.

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