First Trust Portfolios L.P.

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First Trust Portfolios L.P. Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience being employed, the manner in which they let people go is unethical.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Wheaton, IL

    I worked at First Trust Portfolios L.P. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provides a comfortable environment to work in and has fun perks for the employees.

    Cons

    The political ands religious overtones, the President/CEO lacks ethics and morals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Inside Wholesaler  in  Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Wholesaler in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at First Trust Portfolios L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Apparently a good company to work for. Alot of good products and good compensation.

    Cons

    Unprofessional
    Your ideas do not matter, the input you place into the product and how to advise the clients, does not matter.
    Quantity is favored above quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot get management to respond to product concerns or ideas.

  3.  

    Great people, hard-working fun atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at First Trust Portfolios L.P.

    Pros

    The CEO knows everyone by name and the sense is that great things are ahead for FT over the next several years.

    Cons

    Much of the future of the company is tied up w/ the fortunes/performanace of a few employees rather than a broader group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay nimble, make sure we get value from all workers and don't do net hiring unless we are already usijg all workers the right way.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Work Environment but compensation is lacking

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wheaton, IL

    I have been working at First Trust Portfolios L.P.

    Pros

    Individulas are treated as professionsals and are given a lot of freedom to innovate and express ideas. Employees are treated as people and not dispensible cogs in a financial machine. Upper management routinely does special things for employees to show they are appreciated.

    Cons

    If you are self directed and motivated without the need for a lot of structure this is a great place to work. If you like the rigors of regular performance appraisals, salary administration, career advancement, etc. then this is not the place for you. The lack of structure can be a negative especially when it comes to compensation. Upper management has a view that they will provide a great work environment but you will not be paid as well as comparable .places.

    Recommends
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    Former Employee - Inside Wholesaler  in  Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Wholesaler in Wheaton, IL

    I worked at First Trust Portfolios L.P.

    Pros

    Nice benefits and location to metra to get back home downtown. If you need to drive out from the city to work you can park in the garage behind the office so that's a plus.

    Cons

    National sales manager would do better by all if he would smile from time to time and not scowl even when things are going well in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make better decisions going forward so that you don't broadside employees with massive layoffs like you've had recently at your company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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