CFA Institute

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great opportunity

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Current Employee - Consultant  in  Charlottesville, VA
Current Employee - Consultant in Charlottesville, VA

Pros

Outstanding non-profit; solid managment; collaborative culture; great pay & benefits; international presence and opportunities; great financials

Cons

CFA's rule; can be somewhat academic; travel can be extensive for some jobs; multiple locations - tight on office space

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  1.  

    Nice place to work if you like travel and finance!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

    Pros

    great international travel, good location, nice people

    Cons

    Off the beaten path, can be parochial, academic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a new CEO with real global experience( old CEO is just retiring)

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great benefits; poor career development

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

    Pros

    CFA Institute offers solid benefits in terms of 401 K matching, health insurance, wellness and vision/hearing expense reimbursement, and standard vacation allowances. They also offer flex time and just started offering telecommuting, but it is strictly in the control of managers whether you can take advantage of these work/life balance opportunities. Current C-suite management is more open to change than the conservative culture under prior leadership.

    Cons

    I've never worked at a place where what you can do is so tightly confined by your job description, no matter what your career interests, professional development achievements, or aptitude; if it isn't in your job description, efforts to stretch will be quashed. Follows 1950s organizational hierarchy model, with strict chains of command (and the turf battles that come with it). To be fair, this varies greatly among departments; some of my colleagues feel supported and encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to have some open conversations with your employees at the bottom of their respective chains of command; if you provide a safe environment for doing so, you'll find out that frustrations with low-level managers runs high in some departments.

    No opinion of CEO
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