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Brown Brothers Harriman Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 205 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Brown Brothers Harriman Managing Partner Digger Donahue Jr.

Digger Donahue Jr.

(89 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Recent ability to work remotely somewhat keeps a better work life balance in check (in 30 reviews)

  • Don't fire anyone so there is job security (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • At the time, I thought that the work/life balance was decent (3 weeks vacation (in 7 reviews)

  • Creating efficiencies or new best practices have to be approved by upper management after a gauntlet testing phase (in 6 reviews)

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    Fantastic work environment; lousy growth potential and low pay

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOffice culture is great, with fantastic work-like balance.

    ConsPartnership structure forces slowed career progression versus competitors. There is a strong institutional bias against promotion.

    Pay is signficantly below market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very stable firm with nice employees.

    Intern (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsStability, company culture, willingness to help young employees with career development.

    ConsPay is low for industry standards. Not the most exciting work in finance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain top talent pay them like it.

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

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    Reliable but Stagnant

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsStable company, dedicated and nice people

    ConsNo personal growth, against positive change, behind the times

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at best practices and apply them. Even though you are a private company and "do things differently," to the outside world, you are just another financial company that is expected to keep up with the trends.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent first job

    Client Account Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe Work/Life Balance and co-workers

    Conshigh turnover and sub-par benefits

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest more in your employees to increase retention rate to be on par with JPM.

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

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    Friendly atmosphere, great salary, long hours

    Senior Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSalary and bonus, friendly coworkers

    ConsA bit uptight, can be long hours

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

     

    Good Company

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIts a good company. Nice atmosphere. Everyone you work with are friendly and helpful.

    ConsLots of politics and slow movement

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    Stable company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent work-life balance, nice people, size of the company allows more exposure to different areas.

    ConsIt takes forever to get promotion/pay increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your own employees instead of hiring new people.

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    Conservative custodian with great client service and technology

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPrivate partnership with good core competences. Flat management structure.

    ConsToo risk averse to expand into new products. Inconsistent manager quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeverage strong technology to expand product offerings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst 8 months of my life.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt looks good on a resume.

    ConsNo work/life balance.
    Get about two days off a year
    Work 9-10 hours daily with very little compensation
    Systems always crash

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to train employees better and treat them with respect. They're not going to love their job if you don't love yours.

     

    Solid

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and a well rounded internship program.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

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