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Helpful (1)

Not a bad place, great location, mediocre management

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Wilshire Associates

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Small office environment, awesome office location almost on the beach, lots of great people, albeit some junior staff are underpaid. you can stand out if you work hard AND brown nose the right people, private equity funds business is a cash cow, basically runs itself and investors are locked up for 10 years, very relaxed day to day work environment, 8-5 job.

Cons

Nature of their work does not really foster ambition and development aspirations, as work is fairly low in complexity, decisions are made over the course of quarters. in this sense, hard to advance since good opportunities to take charge are rare. Not the most innovative business model (anymore) and the firm is not aggressive in developing new business opportunities. management does a poor job communicating and providing leadership, guidance and tutelage, operations management lacks motivation, lots of people just coming in for their daily grind and going home. definitely do not recommend working here if you have less than 5 years experience since you will be paid very little with few options to advance.

Advice to Management

It's a stable, steady business that employees stable, steady people. Communicate better with employees, especially new hires so they know what exactly what they're getting into. Be honest with yourselves first about what this company is and does, then be honest to the applicants about their career prospects there.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Terrible experience with upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Wilshire Associates

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

    Pros

    - Environment is great, accessible to beach and open shopping areas.
    - Nice view in office and some of the cubicles.

    Cons

    - Need to pay parking by yourself ($100+ or more), no compensation on parking fee.
    - No 401k match or pension.
    - Bonus is paid once a year (in Dec) but they can decide to laid you off before you got your bonus or they can send you a laughable pay check after you have put a lot of efforts the whole year.
    - Bad to work as a technical staff there because you are not the revenue generator.
    - Too much politics going on for simple kind of person.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company, not enough room for growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Wilshire Associates

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company
    Small private company environment.
    Good bonus structure for management.

    Cons

    No room for promotions
    Management does not have outside company experience, most of them have been at the company all their career. They are not used to different opinions.
    Management wants to get a lot done, does not want to spend money on new technologies.
    Low pay for entry level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire people from outside the company from market leaders and put their advice in place.
    Adapt to the latest technologies and get rid of people who are unable to change.

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