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Relationships Manager

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Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Stamford, CT

I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some of the smartest people I have every worked with

Cons

Slow to embrace forward looking analysis. Trend data only.

Advice to Management

Nedd to look forward

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Poor Management, No Direction, No Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The office location was pretty good since it wasn't in downtown Stamford but still close enough to civilization. Summer hours were a plus. Time off policy was good.

    Cons

    There are very few "managers" there. Oh, there are many Managers but only a few actually know how to manage. And that's a top-down issue within the organization. Since bad managers can't teach new managers how to be good managers, the issue perpetuates. It seems like some managers can get away with almost anything with no repercussions. They've hired a lot of senior level people over the last year or two and have let go many of the people who were actually successfully getting things done. Obviously, you can't bring in that level of personnel without having a way to pay for them. Since I don't believe they have increased revenue to substantiate these cost increases, they've made cuts elsewhere. There are zero opportunities for growth within the organization. Don't even think about advancing your career here. The organization has no direction. I do think they have somewhat of an idea about where they would ultimately like the company to be but they have no real understanding of what to do to get it there. There is a real conflict of interest in having consultants, many of which who are also partners, having their hands in day-to-day operations. Their clients say "jump" and they want to jump, which is the nature of the salesman in them. Having a stake in the firm in some ways gives them the authority to push these demands through the pipeline with litle regard for the operations impact/cost.

    Advice to Management

    Some of your departments have literally imploded over the last 15 months or so (secret, unexplained layoffs and terminations, short-notice voluntary resignations/retirements, etc.) which also happens to coincide with a few events/changes that occurred within the organization. When teams falls apart like that, it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out there is a larger issue at play. Sometimes the "face" of a team/dept is not necessarily who is really driving the success of that team and holding things together. Learn how to promote from within. And I don't mean just giving somebody a new title with the same responsibilities. Get consultants completely out of the operations area. Some of these guys are incredibly intelligent and very good sales people but that does not make them operational experts. Sales should manage sales and Ops should manage ops.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Very Long Hours for Little Pay and No Growth Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Associate Level I in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Client Associate Level I in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some analysts are intelligent and you have access to senior management/consultants. The casual dress policy makes the environment laid back. The work at times can be interesting.

    Cons

    The pay is very low given the long hours (12-hour days are normal). The company provides very little growth opportunity. Many Client Associates leave after a year because they realize they are stuck receiving very little pay, working long hours, and can't advance their careers in meaningful ways. Nepotism runs rampant at all levels of the company and high turnover causes increased pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to reduce the workload and pressure or pay your employees more. Unless changes are made, employees will continue to leave for better opportunities after a very short time.


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