Pershing

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Temporary hire, consulting assignment

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Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Pershing as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Nice people, great location at PATH stop, interesting work

Cons

Too much parent company interference and way too much redundant processing (signatures) needed for anything to be done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Incompetency rules over knowledge

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Pershing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only reason to work at Pershing is if you don’t want any responsibilities and do not care about advancement or receiving a fair market salary. However the people are nice even though 90% of them are miserable working there except for the ones that are cheerleaders for their managers in the hopes of getting a scrap of recognition.

    Cons

    Truly too many to list...
    No documentation on how to do anything
    Reliance on their vendors to be their experts, no in-house expertise on anything
    Too many process that lead to nowhere
    Circular authorization. Example the person submitting the request eventually has to re-submit why they wanted in the first place. In some case they have to be the final approver of their own request.
    Most departments don't actually understand their job function, or why they do what they do.
    Frustrating. Most employees are frustrated and they end up not caring about their work which leads to poor work.
    The adage of "It's not what you know, its' who you know" is the only way to get recognized
    They pay new hires more than the managers who manage them. Has lead to make employees quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen..its that simple. Get rid of anyone who's been there more than 10 years as they are part of the problem, could mean your including yourself. Retain the people that can make a difference and empower them to do so. And finally listen again, if you do this the company could become one of the best places to work instead of the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    very political place - definitely not a meritocracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Pershing full-time

    Pros

    The compensation wasn't too bad

    Cons

    no work life balance
    no communication around what's wanted only when you've made a mistake
    so political that folks get really nervous talking to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions shouldn't be based solely on liking the person. Just because a person has done well in their role does not necessarily mean they will be a good manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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