Eaton Vance

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Eaton Vance Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
29 Reviews
3.7
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Eaton Vance Chairman and CEO Tom Faust Jr.
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  1.  

    Outstanding company with a philosophy that cares about employees.

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eaton Vance as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Company philosophy places great emphasis on employee participation. Employees are encouraged to share ideas on ways to improve communications and processes. There was a pervasive sense of trust that made it a pleasure to show up each day.

    Cons

    Like anywhere, your contribution typically depended on where you fit within the power structure. And despite claims to be progressive in their marketing efforts, large organizations like Eaton Vance are susceptible to conservative thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in mind whenever making sweeping business decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with a stable platform that likes to promote from within where possible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Great long term prospects for entry level employees and strong benefits, especially as far as saving for retirement.

    Cons

    While a very nice place, the 2 International Place is a bit out of the way compared to other Boston office complexes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great people, below industry pay

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    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    great company core values and fantastic culture

    Cons

    hard to move up unless you went to an upper tier school, lack of communication between management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your younger employees what the market dictates instead of using a stock purchase plan and 401k as a crutch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Office Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits were great and they made sure employees were taken care of; profit sharing, retirement plans, etc. They treated you with respect. It is a well known and well established company, which always attracted individuals who wanted to work for the company. Training was always made available for those who were interested in learning new skills, but also for those who wanted to further their education.

    Cons

    More than the fair share of office politics - depended on which department you worked in and what manager you worked for. Certain roles didn't allow for advancement within the company. And the salary isn't as competitive
    as it could be, unless you were a contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton Vance

    Pros

    excellent training and great people

    Cons

    compensation is not great relative to rest of industry.

  7.  

    Excellent if your part of the Inner Circle

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, employees are really treated with respect. If you're looking for a place to go retire, this is a good one.

    Cons

    Office politics in most areas are of DC proportions. EV is not afraid to spend money on middle management to sit around and talk about what work the rest of us are doing/not doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember there's more to life than numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Eaton Vance a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The corporate culture is wonderful. They treat their employees fairly, offer generous benefits, a very attractive work environment, and good team values. Good work/life balance with 9-5 hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company can be slow to implement change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up to the plate and add to staff as needed. The company is very slow to grow its ranks, as it doesn't ever want to have to cut back on staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good But....

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company values as rich history translates to classiness. Good benefit, treat their employees fair, take care of the employees with generous bonus and profit sharing, and also has great reputation in the asset management industry.

    Cons

    Typical office politics, lots of people got held back due to overzealous managers, employees tend to get "lost" in the company, and most folks use EV as a stepping stone rather than long term career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stagnant opportunities for entry-level

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    Current Employee - Mutual Funds Services Representative
    Current Employee - Mutual Funds Services Representative

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit-sharing, 401k plan

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, lower than average salary, disinterested lower-level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more invested in employee's success, provide more opportunities for internal movement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work environment with a great work/life balance but poor raises and little advancement possibilities at times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton Vance

    Pros

    Nine to five work day, no overtime expected. They treat you like an adult in terms of sick leave and doctors appointments

    Cons

    Poor raises, not all employees get bonuses, little promotional leverage in some departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career paths for all employees and/or give bonuses to all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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