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This once was a great company to work for.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I worked at Janus Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Good benefits package
- Nice location
- Decent training and development department

Cons

- Overpaid Managers and Directors and incompetency throughout the organization
 - Ineffective HR department
- Nepotism and Favoritism is extensive
- Lack of accountability at ALL levels
- Your opinions are only valued if they are in agreement with your department head
- You are rewarded and promoted based your networking (sucking up) skills, not your talent and ability to actually get things done.
- Lack of any type of manager assistance or encouragement towards career development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This used to be a great company to work for. There needs to be a housecleaning of Managers, Directors and VPs. There are too many people in current positions because they happened to be at the right place at the right time and were not thoroughly vetted for ability and skill sets. The departure of many talented people has left a plethora of unqualified and unprofessional people in positions of power and authority. Bring back the culture where people were actually proud to be part of the organization. Walk the talk and actually do something about breaking down the silos. Watching the constant power struggles is draining and tiresome. Try to simulate what little morale may still exist. Stop handing out promotions to incompetent people simply because they like to play "The Game" and actually acknowledge people with professionalism and skills. Too many good people have left and they will continue to do so unless the culture returns to one of mutual respect.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    - health insurance is decent but the out of pocket rx drug deductible is higher than other insurance plans

    Cons

    - lots of overtime
    - high turn over rate
    - overpaid middle managers and directors who do nothing
    - useless hr department
    - sick days are taken out of of your PTO
    - most of the good people leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle managers and directors should be evaluated more closely

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    “This place drains the life out of you!”

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Exposure to the trading department of a mutual fund not in a major financial hub.
    *Free lunch!
    *Seeing the light of day during the winter and hitting the running trails early during summer.
    *Gym in the building - although pretty small.
    *Sweet benefits.

    Cons

    *If you are slow to pick things up, you will be a target.
    *If you have any sort of ambition, you will lose it.
    *If you want managers who care about your success, you will be disappointed.
    *If you think you will be respected here, you will not.
    *If you aren't a yes man (or woman), you will struggle.
    *If you want to express an opinion, you will quickly find it doesn't matter.
    *If you show respect, you will not be shown it back.
    *if you make a mistake, you will be told it doesn't affect your future - it does!
    *if you want to transfer departments, you will again realize nobody respects you.
    *If you give your two weeks, you will not see a quiet exit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretend to care. Fight for your employees instead of telling them to roll with the punches of declining performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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