Brown Brothers Harriman
2.9 of 5 181 reviews
www.bbh.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Brown Brothers Harriman Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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2.9 181 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Brown Brothers Harriman Managing Partner Digger Donahue Jr.

Digger Donahue Jr.

(74 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Recent ability to work remotely somewhat keeps a better work life balance in check"
    in 27 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 5 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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Uppity

Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPays well
Surprising diverse given it's history with minority partners and senior managers

ConsSeveral senior managers that are incompetent and rely heavily on staff but do not support promotions.
Lots of business politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up.

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An ok experience, not particularly satisfying mainly because of the type of job not so much the company itself.

Corporate Actions Analyst (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly co-workers, if you're looking for a straight forward nine to five with little challenges this is it.

ConsLow salary, fairly dead end with little room to grow, very monotonous.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould be more adaptive and better listeners.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Conservative

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

ProsVery flexible working hours for all

ConsLack of leadership to all employees

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage employees more

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interesting.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

Prosyou can learn a lot if you have any sort of drive

Conswork/life balance. temp-to-hire for all entry level employees in Boston...that is killing them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work/life balance
Good pay for amount of work/hours you put in

ConsNo career development
Bad leadership
Low employee morale
Old and boring work culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just like any other financial shop , it depends on how the economy is going

Associate (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to get hands-on experience

ConsLittle room for growth within the various IT departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementTop talents within IT , dont feel appreciated. Take care of your top talents

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Not what I was expecting...

Fund Accountant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood experience for recent/newly graduates. Friendly employees, business casual atmosphere. Upper management not too involved, but enough to make sure things run smoothly.

ConsPoor training, not enough workshops/classes for new employees. Not a place where I can see myself working for in the next 20 years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good business side; lousy tech side

Vice President (Current Employee)

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 10 years

Prostraditionally a very good life-work balance

ConsTechnology division management; middle managers abusive; set arbitrary targets;

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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wrong management

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood benefits and good location

Consmanagement is horrible, needs to be addressed soon,

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Good company....at first

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people to work with...The have become more accepting of working from home and good flexibility. Laid back atmosphere most of the time.

ConsUpper management can be abusive with little regard for the people they manage. Focus is no longer on client service but rather reducing cost. Compensation is low even during a record year for the company. Individuals in managing positions usually lack the knowledge to actually perform the functions within their department.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the values of when client satisfaction was your main concern - it is what made BBH stand apart from the competition. The employees were happier too. Moral is really down - compensating them would say thank you for what you do to keep our clients happy - 1% raises don't say thank you. Allow employees to work from home more - it's good for their moral.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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