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Once a premier KC employer is still solid, but benefits and opportunity are now focused on a smaller portion of staff

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Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Vice President in Kansas City, MO

I have been working at American Century full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Better culture than most employers
Clear corporate strategy
Generally bright, professional staff
Excellent benefits

Cons

An inconsistency in the culture has developed in recent years. Some departments remain true to the Guiding Principles, other areas have not. A once consistent, influential HR department no longer has the staff required to assist and guide leadership in the execution of a consistent culture. As a result, an employee may experience anything from a remarkable to a less than optimal working environement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The new emphasis on meritocracy is appropriate, but execution has fallen short. HR staff must be adequate to ensure leadership's execution is kept in check.

Neutral Outlook

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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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    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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