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Good experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Fun Environment, Young Employees, Focus on censensus building

Cons

Difficult hierarchical structure, information can be hard to get,

Advice to Management

there needs to be better intradepartment mobility

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Does not respect outsiders viepoint

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well respected by the industry

    Cons

    The company is trying too hard to copy the mistakes of bigger competitors

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you employees


  2. Helpful (3)

    Job* security with a Catch*

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BBH is obviously a highly-regarded financial institution that looks good on any resume.
    Time off is granted almost all of the time.

    Cons

    Tomes could be written and still not cover all of the downsides of working at BBH.
    I will inclue the most glaring reasons.
    The majority of employee dissatisfaction (for new hires) stems from BBH's archaic and ultra-conservative hiring practices.
    To put it simply, they do not hire permanently. Oh, yes, you will be told that if you "work hard and impress your supervisor" you will be granted a permanent position.This is an outright fallacy and one that severely affects employee morale. No benefits, no vacation, no sick days, no personal days. Outrageous. It makes people who are in this position want nothing but to leave, and it affects the day to day in many different areas of the bank in a very negative way.

    Other areas that BBH could stand to improve go all the way up to the top. There are supervisors and VP's who literally don't know (or care to know) the names of the people they work with every single day. This divide is off-putting to say the least.

    There is little chance for upward growth within the bank. Lateral moves are common but the encouragement of growth is not evident.

    Pay for temps is low especially considering that you will receive 0 benefits of any kind.

    The HR department couldn't be bothered by temp requests for new opportunities. Who could blame them? The turnover rate is through the roof, if somebody isn't happy, they figure they will leave and a new mark will fill the spot without haste, and they are correct.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the people who make the bank work, from the ground-up. When your employee-base is largely a temporary workforce who do the exact same work as full time employees, you are going to have a group of unhappy workers.


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