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Business Analyst

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Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Russell Investments as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent Atmosphere, helpful, taget oriented

Cons

work life balance is a bit sturdy but never an hard issue

Advice to Management

keep up the wonderful work

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  1. Patronage-ridden system, poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Communications in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Communications in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Russell Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    One of few investment firms in Seattle, good money

    Cons

    Rampant favoritism, weak management, glory days are long gone. Top management hires their old work buddies and at a lower level, they re-hire mediocre people who have no investment experience to hold top knowledge jobs. The days of multi-manager funds are over since they are too expensive and have not role in individual portfolios. Northwestern Mutual lost a bundle on this investment and they never had a handle on it since the money market fund broke $1. The most valuable assets are the indexes, but top management never appreciated them or even promoted them. Mellon Cap did that George Russell was a very lucky guy o get $1 billion for his firm. It was never worth that, but NML was a big sucker. He also started the patronage system which still riddles the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the C+ suite to see the patronage and then work down. Multi-manager days are over. What next Len?


  2. Fantastic experience but low company morale

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    Former Intern - Investment Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Investment Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Russell Investments as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the top experts in the industry, learning ground breaking methodology and processes for investment management.

    Cons

    The company went through significant turmoil in 2008 and with all of the downsizing and budget cutting, the cultural morale was at an all time low. No one was interested in making changes or pursuing any innovative strategies/projects.

    Advice to Management

    LESS MEETINGS MORE DOING


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