Commonfund Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non-Profit Asset Management Niche

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Commonfund

    Pros

    Serving non-profit organizations, i.e. "the Mission" is noble. You develop client relationships like you will never have on Wall Street. Yes, you try to cross-sell and increase AUM, but it is consultative and not overly pushy.

    Cons

    Senior management is arrogant and stays up in its "ivory tower," remaining disconnected from the rest of the employees. The CEO likes to intimidate and has a bizarre and out of touch opinion on dress in the workplace. They are losing sight of what the true mission is and trying to be something they're not cut out to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up. The "we're a not-for profit that is not-for loss" commentary is uncomfortable. Managing by metrics doesn't have a qualitative component and doesn't incent the right activities.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Versatile investment and analytical experience working on variety of projects and teams

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonfund

    Pros

    good place to work and smart people to learn from

    Cons

    limited growth and advancement into middle management

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    No Upward Mobility or advancement

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

    I have been working at Commonfund full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the balance between work and life

    Cons

    Now Upward Mobility or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage for the year 2013

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laidback great place for work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Commonfund

    Pros

    Very family oriented company with flexible hours and competitive pay along with strong benefits package. There is room to grow internally.

    Cons

    It can take a long time to get promoted and raises are minimal at best when given. There is also alot of downtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give constant feedback to employees and continue to promote from within. Recognize the good work not just criticize the bad.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good experience with upward mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonfund

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Company shifting its identity therfore some uncertainty

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Asset Manager for Non Profits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonfund

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, Work and Life Balance

    Cons

    Great company that has met the challenges of the financial enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and educate the non profit community

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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