American Century

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In this economy, not a bad place to work, but can be very political depending on a team.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst in Kansas City, MO

I have been working at American Century

Pros

Good benefits; pleasant work environment; steady information flow from top managers; the firm is growing which should create opportunities for advancement.

Cons

Relative to investment firms of the same size, the pay is so-so. Depending on the investment team, the company can be very political -- some managers clearly play favorites. Bonuses are capped.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Criticism for mistakes is dished out more generously than praise for achievements -- this should be changed.

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    Investment Project Analyst in the Investment Operations department

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    Former Employee - Investment Project Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Investment Project Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at American Century

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, flexible work schedules when needed, onsite fitness center, used to be a fun atmosphere, challenging work

    Cons

    management, it seemed like if you weren't in the "group" you didn't have as great of a chance to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at competencies, not tenure or favortism when promoting people; examine your benefits, they aren't as good as you think they are.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company, but changing culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at American Century

    Pros

    Overall, American Century is an excellent employer although the company has become less employee friendly over the last several years. The company goes to significant lengths to recognize achievements through praise/recognigiton, but given market environment has done less to financial reward top performers. Benefits package and work/life balance are excellent.

    Cons

    New management stressed that the company would be a meritocracy and top performers would be rewarded. In reality, total compensation increases have come down considerably and top performers may still get dissappointing increases. Many positions throughout the company that are lacking a career path, even for top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to identify and retain top talent throughout the entire company to avoid an increase in voluntary turnover as market recovers.

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