Brown Investment Advisory & Trust
3.4 of 5 5 reviews
www.brownadvisory.com Baltimore, MD 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Michael D. Hankin

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    Fast growing, client-first, partnership culture without the ruthlessness of Wall Street

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsFast paced, challenging, entrepreneurial environment
    A culture of actually caring about clients ahead of the firm's interests
    Opportunities to grow and advance long before such opportunities would be available at a typical Wall Street firm
    Equity ownership in the firm is encouraged and made available to all employees

    ConsBack office suffers from a lack of experience, accountability and weak leadership.
    Pace of growth does not lend itself to those expecting a well-formed, clear career path or established management training
    Offices outside of Baltimore don't fully buy in to the firm's investment process and are allowed to chart their own path

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffices outside of Baltimore need to be brought into the fold, both in investment approach and operationally.
    Accepting underperformance by employees is only going to drag the firm's growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It depends where you are in the firm and who you know

    Back Office (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat office on the water in Fells Point. If you know people who you can bring in as clients, then your chances of succeeding and moving up are very good. It's a very old-school investment house with old-school mentality.

    ConsThe work/life balance for Operations is shockingly bad. Frequent night work and weekends are expected. The operations department uses outdated technology. Work that should be automated will take hours for someone to manually assemble. The overtime is intense and the bonus is insultingly tiny. Bonus is based on contribution to the business, which means bringing in clients or improving procedures, NOT hours worked. You will basically be expected to work for free (weekends and nights), in hopes that you will someday be promoted into a plush role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the work/life balance of low-level employees and update your software

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGreat people, very friendly co-workers, and smart individuals. Great location, cheap rent all around, great for young people. If you work hard you will be noticed.

    ConsThe salaries are not the greatest incentive. Some employees make much more than they need to make and some make much less than they need to.

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

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    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWas able to experience London through a finance internship

    ConsHorrible Management in London. Didn't give me any direction. Wasn't given much responsibility. Felt that I could've learned a lot more through my experience but wasn't encouraged to explore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your interns

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits package is very good. One of the few investment firms to offer 9 paid holidays!

    ConsNo real training program, mostly on the job.

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