American Century

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Transitional period while management decides which way to steer the boat.

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Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at American Century

Pros

set schedule, lovely office, comfortable culture, great benefits

Cons

low wage scale, declining net retail business due to market and aging clientele

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decide if we're going to be a solely a boutique international and institutional firm, and kill the retail business. Or aggressively go after new retail business and up the compensation for employees to make it worth their while to get new business.

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    Perhaps just a stepping stone?

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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

    Tuition reimbursement. It defnitely pays to keep studying. No one can take your degrees away from you.

    Cons

    Being a phone jockey. Even with constant study and advanced degrees, sometimes they only care about "the stats" when it comes to promotion eligibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The manager should not be the only gateway to other job opportunities. Interpretation of some of the stats are horribly inaccurrate.

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    No advancement opportunity here.

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    Former Employee - Account Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Account Service Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at American Century

    Pros

    25 cent soda pop and the large amount of PTO. For example after your first year with the company you get approximately 20 days off for PTO. Other positives would include the face that they will pay for your KC METRO bus pass if you agree not to drive. However, some dissapointments would be the cliques that are formed within the company. It is obvious internally whom these cliques are and if you are not part of the clique than you are more than likely not going to advance. This is coming from someone who got along very well with most everyone, but just didn't partake in the cliques events.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for advancement internally. With many employees opportunities are passed on to external candidates even though it is communicated that there are opportunities for advancements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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