Curian Capital

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Curian Capital Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Curian Capital for more than a year

    Pros

    good company, learned lots, and enjoyed time. my external partner was great and director was great, good culture!

    Cons

    having to defend performance and fees all the time!

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good learing experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curian Capital for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to get promoted fast and learn a lot. Great money management products and technology. Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Management struggles to make good decisions....putting leaders in place that have no leadership skills or personal integrity. This could be a great place to grow, but instead it struggles to keep good talent at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Lack of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Curian Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Hours; Other employees
     are really good

    Cons

    No opportunity; poor management; Pay is inconsistent with position or skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure you pay for the work and capabilities of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Change of environment changed the experience

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    Current Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Curian Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training - a week's worth of training may not sound like a lot but if you have a background in the industry it is the perfect amount of time. Curian has awesome marketing support. If you need help telling the story you have options. Tons of marketing pieces and options to help the advisor from other departments.

    Cons

    In an effort to grow each territory has been cut and the goals have been increased. The base pay is not great for an internal but the commission structure used to make up for it. Now it is difficult to make a decent living and the push keeps getting greater. People are jumping ship which is a shame because it used to be a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage growth without cutting the pay. Especially when other companies already offer a better compensation package.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Curian

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curian Capital

    Pros

    Trying to be a financial leader, products are innovative, helps the little guy with investments.

    Cons

    Systems not adequate - customers are not taken care of. Difficult to work with from customer perspective. Employees suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and fix the problems before adding new products - then you might keep the customers you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    "Silo" mentality is high. Accountability is low. Strategy du jour is the norm.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office facility is in a desirable location and offers attractive amenities.
    Lateral flexibility provides some job enrichment.

    Cons

    Employees are disempowered and disengaged. Leadership is disconnected and warring. Planning efforts are often mired in analysis paralysis and final execution is poorly managed resulting in reinforcing cycles of failure and frustration for internal and external associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and consider the talents and ideas that prompted hiring decisions, rather than expecting habituation to existing systems and processes that are producing less than desired results. Communicate goals, establish measurable benchmarks, and communicate progress regularly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Go there to learn, not to get ahead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curian Capital

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal about the investment industry, both investment fundamentals and the business models of other broker dealers in the industry. They have a unique product. You will have your weekends open for personal life.

    Cons

    The management is horrific! Upper management are all cronies who only look out for each other. They spend too much time patting each other on the back and not enough time addressing issues to improve product, employee relations, or knowledge base. The only way to get anywhere in the company is to become a golden child of upper management. During expansions of territories, few promotions were given to current employees. Soon after expansion, layoffs occurred in other territories. Performance is tied very closely with external partners' performance. If they cannot perform, it is a direct representation of your contribution to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Surrounding yourself with yes men will not improve the product or service. Get rid of the culture that encourages employees to throw someone under the bus to get ahead or save their skin.

    Doesn't Recommend

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