Brookfield Asset Management

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Brookfield Asset Management Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
21 Reviews
3.2
21 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, open culture, one open space with low dividers which induces better communication

    Cons

    lacking in training, no control in the hierarchy chain (if you have a mean boss, it goes unnoticed),

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more structured with promotions, bonuses and have checks and balances with your managers. Cause though some employees are extremely happy some suffer and it goes unnoticed. I know you can do better cause most of you are pretty awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I had a long and satisfying tenure, learned a lot and enjoyed the people.

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    Former Employee - Controller in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Controller in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large stable company with a good working environment. Senior management is very capable and willing to share responsibility. They are involved in many different businesses.

    Cons

    I received very little feedback on my job performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay, but a lot of improvement needed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management

    Pros

    Good quality of life as hours worked are not too much. Brookfield also sponsors several arts initiatives for which employees may be able to receive free tickets.

    Cons

    Work is not very challenging in the back office. Management is not in tune with the employees. Salary is not up to NYC standards.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Micromanagement Capital of my Career

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Learned a ton, this is one thing I will give them during my time there.
    -Incredibly smart people, perhaps the smartest I have worked with, and they know it.
    -Nice location at World Financial, but then again it could be better since they own the freaking complex.
    -Good starting salary, expect it to last a few years.

    Cons

    -No work-life balance whatsover if you would like to succeed at your job. 14 hour days, weekends, etc.
    -Management acts as if they are paying you out of their own pocket. My entire team was treated like children despite dedicating our lives to the job.
    -Zero privacy: open work envireonment is the most intrusive I have ever encountered. The CFO of one of their public companies was sitting in a cube, nuff said.
    -Raises/bonuses/promotions are treated like you are gaining the keys to the kingdom. Like the old saying, if you are not on the inside, you are on the outside. Better make a friend of a key executive, or you will be left out in the cold.
    -If you never open your mouth or express an opinion, you will be their ideal junior employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One would think for a Canadian company they would be more progressive. This company may be near Wall Street, but it does not carry the cache' of a Wall Street company, even though they act that way.

    Advice?
    -Take a course in actually learning to manage human beings and reward commitment as well as performance.
    -Give people some privacy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great pay and benefits. they do a lot of arts and events and a high on social responsibility

    Cons

    Some departments are run as fiefdoms by people who shouldn't be running them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Some departments need an overhaul and a closer look

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Bad place to work, especially if you work in Brookfield Corporate Operation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookfield Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Hardly any. 401k is best in the industry, but that wouldn't matter because you wouldn't like to stay.

    Cons

    No team work. Most work is done by external contractors. Middle managers just want to climb the ladder and don't think twice before throwing you under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CIO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Trade Support Associate

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    Former Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trade Support in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers across several internal teams.
    Great work life balance - rarely work more than 40.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lots of politics with little results.
    Below average pay.
    Office has clique's like a school cafeteria, this leads to terrible communication.
    No sense of ownership for anyone's work ethics or decision making.
    Office is mostly AVP, VP and Directors - about 70% of employes have this sort of title (including the entire front office which has no associate on the team). This creates inflated egos.
    Wasteful - money only goes to misguided projects and old leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove NY senior leadership, everyone has been there to long without having accountability.
    Attempt to be proactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is a great place to work, many employee benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookfield Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Employees are always willing to help one another.

    Cons

    Lower starting pay rates compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, excellent location, although it's not ideal for technology workers who want to advance their careers

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management

    Pros

    Good benefits package, excellent office location, good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    Good employees won't stay very long. There is no CIO and senior management don't have a clear vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees or at least listen to what they have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great company to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Architect

    I worked at Brookfield Asset Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    values ​​the employee
    great view of the market
    career growth

    Cons

    no negative comments about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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