Columbia Management Group

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Columbia Management Group Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
24 Reviews
3.3
24 Reviews
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William F. "Ted" Truscott
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  1.  

    Great people, great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia Management Group

    Pros

    The people here are amazing and the culture is fantastic. The hours provide a good work/life balance while still challenging you.

    Cons

    The company is owned by a Fortune 500 company, who is bringing in their own people. Lots of turnover happening, constant changing leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good life style and hours

    Cons

    Outdated model and old fashioned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Going nowhere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours are very good.

    Cons

    Dishonest management. Almost no growth potential. Compensation is well below competitors. Company is really struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Superb environment, challenging with room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent office culture, intelligent colleagues, great upward mobility

    Cons

    Pay is average at best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Time to move on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance is the only pro I can think of

    Cons

    Lack of support and communication from senior leaders, few training and growth opportunities. Parent company (Ameriprise) always trying to sell products to emloyees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Columbia needs to focus on one thing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Columbia Management Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Some Excellent Product
    Good tools to sell

    Cons

    A lot of funds perform in the bottom 1/2 of MS Category

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on 1 strategy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Classic example of office cliques which result in unfavorable treatment and inevitable low morale.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Representative in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Representative in Providence, RI

    I worked at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, nice environment, easy commute.

    Cons

    Office 'politics' which benefits the minority at the cost of the many. Low morale, resentment, and loss of respect for leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises you have no intentions of keeping; treat ALL employees with the same respect and provide opportunities and training based on something other than popularity within a small clique close to management.

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

    It's great. I truly enjoy the people that I work with on a daily basis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, consistent flow of projects to keep me busy.

    Cons

    Not much variety, little room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent start in asset managment business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Management Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Management Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Middle management "over managing"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at Columbia Management Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    hour for lunch, other sales guy are decent people, once in a while a manager will actually help you if HE likes you (don't look for much upward mobility if you don't look like an extra in Fever Pitch)

    Cons

    overbearing managers, no room to breath, people worried about their position over the growth of own employers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be more open minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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