Freeman & Co. Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
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  1. Worst Professional Experience in 25 Years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Freeman & Co.

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

    Pros

    Meeting "B list" players in the Investment Banking Industry

    Cons

    The founder is a millionaire who doesn't need to work, and only works to feed his ego (staying active in finance) and his hobby of racing Aston Martins.
    The (newly appointed) CEO has been with the firm since 1998 and truly tries to do the right thing (sometimes only for himself, though). One Managing Director claims to have attended Columbia Business School, but only attended for one or two semesters (in reality, he received his Masters from a Philippine university), This speaks to the level of truthfulness at the firm.
    Year end valuations are purely subjective and arbitrary - you will work your heart out and be disappointed at year end, and not understand why.
    This place has a revolving door on it - 3 or 4 people have stayed a long time, but over 25 have passed through the doors in the last ten years. Every year they hire one or 2 Associates fro good schools....who quickly leave.

    Advice to Management

    Never tell a room full of employees suggesting honest changes, "if you don't like things, there is the door."
    Over half the people in the room took the option to leave six months later.


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    Worst Company Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flavor of the Day in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Flavor of the Day in New York, NY

    I worked at Freeman & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros..management is untrained, as are employees..Nepotism breeds here..no skills necessary as long as you're related or know someone with the company..no cooperation within departments..every man for himself attitude..you will be thrown under the bus by anyone looking to save themselves..raises only if you're related to someone..no loyalty for a job well done..good luck in this place..head elsewhere

    Cons

    Have you read the Pros? Who's having sex with whom and gossip are most prevalent here..hourly employees steal time and salaried employees cut every corner imaginable..the rules are...there are no rules..rules and policies are made up as you go..don't waste your time going to management with anything, as everything possible gets swept under the rug..HR is an absolute farce..no professionalism here

    Advice to Management

    Stop catering to the likes of ops managers, who are unprofessional and have an agenda for everyone (depending on whether you are liked or not)..start with hiring an outside consulting firm to teach professionalism and loyalty in the workplace..treat people equally, not by the archaic caste system which you operate by now... run for the hills..upper-managers will smile to your face while twisting the knife in your back..



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