Babson Capital Management

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A good, solid foundation for starting your career

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Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Springfield, MA
Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Springfield, MA

Pros

--Diversity in the product gives you the ability to move around.
--Strong reluctance to fire people during the downturn. It was more likely that people would move around.
--Well capitalized firm (as it is the investment management arm of MassMutual)

Cons

--Sometimes management looked kindly at the wrong co-workers. For example, a colleague out-and-out plagarized a company report by using a sell-side analyst writeup and presenting it as his own. I am still scratching my head as to why management thought this person was a good analyst as this was done on many occasions.
--Teamwork needs to be improved. Portfolio managers frequently want to work in "silos" with analysts.
--Springfield is a tough gig for younger and unmarried people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

--There is too much emphasis on the structured products, such as CLO's.
--Increase the independence of analysis by being less dependent on what the sell-side thinks.

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    A good place to work long term

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Springfield, MA

    Pros

    has a very social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Above average career potential for below average employees.
    Limited health insurance options.
    Management seems secretive.

    Approves of CEO
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    COmpliance

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    Former Employee - Compliance Intern  in  Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Compliance Intern in Springfield, MA

    Pros

    Learned the Rules and regs of the firm from the ground up

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities to explore other divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a solid internship program

    No opinion of CEO
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