Brown Brothers Harriman

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Not a fast track to career advancement in entry level positions but you will gain some experience

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Current Employee - Operations Specialist
Current Employee - Operations Specialist

I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

Pros

Its operations finance not rocket science. They give you the tools and training you need to do your job and its not a bad work environment.

Cons

If they hire you as a temp dont expect to be promoted to full time anytime soon (i know temps there for 2+ years before given a perm position). That said there will be oportuinites if you work hard and do well Its a tough job environment and they know this.

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    Half life to promotion too long to endure for young driven professionals - still, a steady company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

    Pros

    - Reputable, trusted name
    - Steady employment (will not fire you unless completely incompetent or misbehaving)
    - Pockets of intelligent, innovative, inspiring people
    - Partners impressive
    - Solid work/life balance

    Cons

    - Dead wood sometimes entangles middle mgmt - "company men"/lifers fill functional roles but manage at best, not lead
    - Ineffective managers simply not promoted, but are rarely culled. They stifle true performers below them .
    - Not a place to work early in career if you want to work hard and "kill it"
    - Little internal mobility
    - Lack of formal training - rely too heavily on understaffed teams to give on the job training
    - Balanced scorecard = terribly inefficient and variable performance measuring system
    - Needs better mentoring program
    - Remove some heirarchical/cultural layers - hierarchy can be stifling to communication of strategy and ability to solve HR issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the above advice to heart. Build on the pros and address the cons. A great legacy - build on it in the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment and management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Brothers Harriman

    Pros

    Good benefits, good working environment, great people.

    Cons

    difficult to change departments within the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhance internal mobility across the firm

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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