Federated Investors
3.2 of 5 31 reviews
www.federatedinvestors.com Pittsburgh, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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

J. Christopher Donahue

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great work life balance, but sometimes a little slow in deploying technological changes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsFrom 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Product Performance Analyst (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementCreate better growth opportunities especially for young talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

    ConsNo real cons. HR dept. is a bit slow in responding, but otherwise my experience was good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MICROMANAGED!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

    ConsEVERYTHING 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 Senior ManagementHold people accountable!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    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.

    ConsConservative 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 Senior ManagementStrive to be a more progressive-friendly company and you will retain more talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs new blood

    Operations (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

    ConsSalary 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bored software developer intern

    Software Developer Intern (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe employees were friendly and willing to help/mentor the interns. Also the company had monthly intern events over the summer.

    ConsManagement was unorganized, little work was done or assigned to interns (although that seemed to also apply to full-time employees) and excessive time was spent in meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to use scrum, unless you train your employees and explain why scrum is useful. Also have a better plan for what work needs to be done and by whom.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Steady place to work with decent pay

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsVery low turnover. There's a lot of people with many years under their belt at Federated. If you're looking for a steady job with decent pay then Federated is a great option.

    ConsMoving up the ladder is hard. It could take a very long time to get promoted/become a manager. There really aren't any special incentives for their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider better employee bonuses and rewards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience as an Intern

    Summer Inter (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThey have a great culture and give you the opportunity to learn about the industry and product. I worked as an intern and was treated great by employees and management

    ConsThere were not many cons to this job. It might be a little a little redundant, but that is to be expected with any job in sales. The goal is to use your time productively and generate business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest working closely with sales department and keeping them motivated by offering more goals and rewards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Federated Investors is too old fashioned in their management style

    Operations (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGood team atmosphere in Operations group

    ConsManagement at MDT Advisers seems apathetic, too pleased with themselves. Not much room for growth if you want to transition out of operations

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to lead better during tough times and raise company morale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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