Cohen & Steers Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Summer Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Cohen & Steers as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional culture, filled with smart, talented and hard working people. Great learning experience. The company exposed its interns to different facets of the business and allowed them to pursue what was most interesting to them

    Cons

    As with many other internships, the work can get boring quickly. Sometimes there isn't enough work and they don't know what to do with you, so you are stuck with nothing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a strong program overall, but would benefit from adopting a rotation program to get their interns to dive deeper into different departments that might be appealing to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent institution with competitive compensation.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Cohen & Steers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reputation of the firm is top notch. It is a well-recognized institution in both New York City and globally. Total compensation is extremely competitive.

    Cons

    Poor atmosphere and culture. Challenging work-life balance. Difficult to work with senior bankers and managing directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should focus on improving the overall office culture. An uncomfortable atmosphere does not promote superior performance and diminishes employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not bad, as long as you don't have too many ideas and don't stand out from the crowd.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Cohen & Steers as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly pay. Flexible time.

    Cons

    Too stuck in their ways and afraid to speak out.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Quiet, smart people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cohen & Steers

    Pros

    Really smart people, conservative, quiet atmosphere. The work environment is quite enjoyable and people are very respectful and passionate about what they do. People are also very helpful. The company is quite successful. The location is great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure on junior people and it can be stressful at times. It seems difficult to get talent in their operations side. HR is not very helpful and rather understaffed. Compensation doesn't seem market. The amenities are rather bare.

  6. Chained to your desk

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

    I worked at Cohen & Steers

    Pros

    Decent salary and great location, small company so you learn a lot and do a bit of everything

    Cons

    no balance between work and personal lives
    lack of growth potential
    people look at you strangely if you step out for lunch
    sales team staff = revolving door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the little people

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Best company in niche, difficult senior people who are generally fair, overall an above average firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cohen & Steers

    Pros

    Best company in niche so learn a lot and good for resume, get access to important people in the real estate and investment industries.

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult senior people, young firm so some parts of company still evolving, too many process changes, unclear succession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people after they've done a good job, don't sweat the small stuff like tiny mistakes in work that is great overall

    Approves of CEO

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