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Helpful (3)

I wouldn't wish this on anyone

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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Manager/Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Manager/Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Russell Investments full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are more days off than some other local companies. Downtown location is very convenient. You can work remotely, but it is not consistent throughout the organization. Good reputation in Seattle.

Cons

There are several known nightmare directors and if you get stuck under one you may as well pack your bags and leave. One of the top values is "non-negotiable integrity" but integrity is not something that is highly valued at all. The annual goal setting and review process is random at best. Bonuses vary extremely depending on whether you are someone's favorite or not. The CEO does not believe in employee retention so if you like it stay, if not, get out. There are no annual salary increases and with bonuses being irregular, you can't depend on making anything extra - negotiate hard if you plan to work here because it's likely to be your last chance to have any control over your salary. There is essentially no recognition program. Morale is extremely low and most employees have no loyalty to the firm. They are years behind in understanding diversity and the firm is definitely lacking in professionalism.

Advice to Management

Catch up to the present by understanding that your employees are valuable and turnover costs the company financially but it also impacts morale. Treat people right.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Past glory, and still stuck in the dark ages

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, the low level employees and managers are great. Work from home days.

    Cons

    Everything is old, the tech, the processes, and the people. Very slow to implement change. Low pay and poor benefits. Virtually NO opportunity for growth or professional development, at least in Operations. Micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is done the way it's always been done because no one wants to change. Learn to change. Provide some sort of training to managers. Distribute bonuses fairly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Working with great people in a complex industry under profit-driven management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Fund Operations in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very experienced and personable. Job satisfaction working in a complex industry at a level few get to experience. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Salary increases have lagged dramatically since the 2008 crisis. Benefits such as profit sharing have been reduced. Great degree of internal change and uncertainty as they continue to drive margins.

    Advice to Management

    Recapture the George and Jane Russell philosophy of take care of the people and they'll take care of you.


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