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Tight culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Russell Investments

Pros

Benefits are better than peers and culture is warm and friendly. Professional learning and advancement is encouraged.

Cons

Promotion is slow despite responsibility and professional advancement is fast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the younger analysts more.

Approves of CEO

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    Politics Reigns Supreme

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Russell Investments

    Pros

    Benefits package is excellent and work schedule is flexible. Most employees are open, friendly and professional. The Seattle location is excellent.

    Cons

    Every decision--no matter how small--involves 3 weeks of endless discussion and meetings and in the end the decision will be reversed three times . Long term "lifer" employees work not for efficiency but to create, secure and defend fiefdoms of protected processes which then become third-rails to anyone attempting to effect positive change. This behavior extends beyond individual contributors up to middle and upper management. Fear, politics, slander and rumor are the rule of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the cons listed above.

    Approves of CEO
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    Lack of management cohesive strategy, prioritization of work tasks, and lack of interest in employees is disheartening.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Russell Investments

    Pros

    Benefits; it's in Seattle; young, energetic co-workers.

    Cons

    Glum environment in Risk Management; passive aggressiveness and major lack of candor/directness in communication among both management (especially) and associates (to a lesser degree); lack of respect for employees shown by keeping them in the dark about company direction & not mentioning layoffs of co-workers openly (letting employees find out their co-workers were let go weeks later, instead.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of emphasizing specific goals, and tying those back to actions performed by employees. Focus on prioritizing 'big win' items for the team to tackle, rather than simply aiming for 'everything', and ending up getting bogged down pursuing too many things simultaneously.

    Solicit (and actually listen to) advice from employees on strategy. Let competent employees have more influence on how things are done, and how priorities are decided. Stop nit-picking the small things, and focus on accomplishing big things 90% of the way there for, say, 20% of the effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
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