Mesirow Financial

  www.mesirowfinancial.com
  www.mesirowfinancial.com
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Mesirow Financial was a good place to work.

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Former Employee - Benefit Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Benefit Analyst in Chicago, IL

I worked at Mesirow Financial full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Many preks, such as sporting event tickets and happy hours.

Cons

Expected long hours from lower level employees

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

50 Other Employee Reviews for Mesirow Financial (View Most Recent)

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    Good work environment but lacking opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mesirow Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - The people are friendly
    - Work/life balance is good
    - The facilities are clean and up to date
    - The social programs are fun

    Cons

    - There are virtually no opportunities for growth
    - Pay/bonus is below the industry average even though management claims the company is doing very well
    - Weak performers are hardly let go requiring strong performers to compensate, partly due to way too much nepotism
    - Management has no clear direction for the company and the company operates like dozens of small companies rather than one big company. The company is run by committee, each member looking out for their own good
    - Almost no training or career development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire employees you trust and let them do their jobs. Remove poor performers and get your noses out of the minutia and worry more about guiding the company and overall strategy and direction. Lastly, stop letting your "strong" business groups dictate the direction of the company and start doing what's in the best interest of the company as a whole and not one or two business groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been very satisfied working at Mesirow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesirow Financial full-time

    Pros

    In my experience, this company cares about its employees and is loyal to them. Training is offered regularly. I am very satisfied with my salary.

    Cons

    Communication is not the best, and sometimes non-communicators play the blame game to cover up their lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management is doing an excellent job. Staff level managers might want to do a little more one on one communication with their direct reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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