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Nice company but poorly managed

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Edgewood, NY
Current Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Edgewood, NY

I have been working at Broadridge

Pros

* Good position in market (Very weak competitors)
* Making profit even in bad economy
* Growth potential
* People don't get laid off if they do decent job
* Corporate management seem to be interested in improving employee satisfaction
* Made to "Best Companies to Work for in New York" list in 2009 & 2010 (However it sends survey to only 5% "random" employees)

Cons

* Heavily micro managed by middle layer management
* Way more bureaucracy than you can ever imagine (very surprising for a company of this size)
* People get recognized based on their personal relations rather than work related skills
* Managers to Programmer/Business analysts ratio almost 1:1 (which explains bureaucracy)
* Underutilized and unqualified (but highly recognized) managers
* Still utilizing and promoting technology from 60's, paperwork required for almost everything (doesn't know its 21st century)
* Intelligent and smart people usually get sidelined and never move up as their bosses fear them. Supervisors prefer subordinates who always say yes and do not have courage to speak up their mind (these skills are more important than work related skills)
* You end up working only upward to grow in the company, its not fun when you are good at what you do and believe in quality work
* Employees work way more than 40 hours every week (and weekends), mostly doing useless repetitive tasks, which has frustrated lots of employees in number of departments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Move to newer technologies
* Reduce paperwork and start using software workflow solutions for in-house needs
* Improve organization structure. Do we really need these many managers? Really??
* Needs better and tighter HR policies in place so that middle management can't make other employees feel terrible
* Recognize right people and company will save more money than you can imagine (which means more bonuses for you!!!)
* Push policies for better work life balance, you need happy and relaxed employees if you plan to be competitive for long period

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Culture at Broadridge

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York Mls, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York Mls, NY

    I worked at Broadridge

    Pros

    Great culture, relaxed environment, smart people. The people that I worked with were smart and had other industry experience, but were very relaxed. Loved the culture

    Cons

    I felt that there was minimal upward movement. I wasn't there too long but felt that they didn't give the interns too much responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have much feedback. The lateral teamwork across all departments is great. It fosters a warm environment at Broadridge

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Like working in a factory.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewood, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewood, NY

    I worked at Broadridge

    Pros

    Ability to work without someone looking over your shoulder. Managament treated employees with respect and were generally amiable and polite.

    Cons

    Pay was mediocre and benefits not so great. 401k was matched once a year and you had to be there to receive it so if you worked for 11 months and left the month before matching you received nothing. Vacation time left alot to be desired you had to be there 5 years to merit 3 weeks paid vacation. Management was not good on communication they had a tendency to be secretive. Co workers were young and immature most were 30 going on 13. Clique oriented and very quick to trash other employees behind their back, have not seen this sort of thing since 7th grade. The processes in my area were extremely manual for the 21st century as in making numerous copies of the same piece of paper for what I do not know. Online systems were antiquated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes and invest in some current technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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