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Federated Investors Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
35 Reviews

3.3
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Federated Investors President, CEO, and Director J. Christopher Donahue
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, open end projects, encourage new ways of doing things and new ideas.

    Cons

    dress code is strict. the company required suit and tie every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep encouraging innovation and open end thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for - family oriented.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Consultant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are very professional and understand team approach.

    Cons

    Management expectations unrealistic with regard to workload. Lack of career growth/opportunities. When you reach the top of the salary range for your position, you are unable to receive any type of salary increase due to the salary caps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider career paths and encourage/support growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors as a contractor

    Pros

    They have a deliberate process. They are very old school.

    Cons

    They are very cliquish. They have too many people involved in making decisions. People who have been there a long time have too much influence in areas where they do not have skill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to rely on people who are skilled in an area of knowledge. Just because someone has been there a while does not mean they know everything. It actually serves as a disadvantage. They are not in tune with what is current today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Old School

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good place to gain experience, regular hours for most. PTO is good and training is good as well.

    Cons

    Strict and dated dress codes, dated pretty much in every way. Old boys club ...not a lot of room for advancement in most depts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To hang onto young, skilled and talented employees who will stay and grow with the company, you'll need to start thinking outside the 1950s box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to gain experience, but don't expect to advance to high quickly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Performance Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Product Performance Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company provides great stability and overall has a good work-life balance. They have good training and the people there are pretty easy to work with.

    Cons

    It is expensive having to wear suits all the time when the pay is most likely below average compared to other companies. If you are there for too long you become stagnant in your job and there is not as much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better growth opportunities especially for young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work life balance, but sometimes a little slow in deploying technological changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Investors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Most of the people are a pleasure to work for. Management truly understands the life/work balance that people seek and are very understanding when you need to either leave early to work remotely for a day.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective they are a little slow in getting changes deployed. There is no true testing environment for some applications which makes it difficult to do parallel testing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    MICROMANAGED!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security - at least I have a job?!?

    Cons

    EVERYTHING is micromanaged! I receive more projects for the sole reason that management knows my coworkers are dropping the ball and I will actually get it done! No one is held accountable!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very professional work place.
    Well developed internship program
    Internship was paid.

    Cons

    No real cons. HR dept. is a bit slow in responding, but otherwise my experience was good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competent technology department that values its employees and rewards with a true meritocracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    "A" players are highly regarded and are given the appropriate level of responsibility. Leadership team is responsive to change, and overall pretty good work life balance. A great place to launch and develop a career...if you are good at your job and willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    Conservative dress code and culture is getting dated. Downtown location requires a full suit. Can be a somewhat stuffy place to work, but it's the financial sector so that is to be expected. Business side of the house is less of a meritocracy and more old school and tenure based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to be a more progressive-friendly company and you will retain more talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs new blood

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Operations in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, people that you work with tend to be nice

    Cons

    Salary and advancement stagnant unless you play "the game", dress code outdated, too much nepotism, no incentive to further education because tuition reimbursement benefit outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people because they have been there long. Get rid of people who don't see a vision that requires change of everyday operations. Create structured training program that can provide career advancement. Offer better tuition reimbursement. Let go of the traditional dress code, especially since salary does not keep up with the cost of the type of clothing are requiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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