Greenwich Associates

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Greenwich Associates Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
44 Reviews
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Greenwich Associates Senior Managing Director Steven C. Busby
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of smart people
    Summer Fridays are nice
    Comfortable and loose environment
    Ability to work from home
    Young co-workers

    Cons

    Training is not a priority for management
    Repetitive work that is not challenging
    Frequent reorganizing of the firm
    Long hours for the little pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Never any down time so the time goes by quickly.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with production capabilities and limitations. People blaming each other for everything instead of working together to solve issues and make something work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to discourage blaming others. Accept responsibility instead of blaming the people you manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay the people the laziest people tons, and the ones working 15 hours days nothing...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Client Service in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will meet some pretty great people that are just starting off their careers. Unfortunately, they will have left after 1-2 years due to terrible management and career progression....

    Cons

    The management - a bunch of ridiculous people that act like they care about something more than their title and lining their pockets..... these people couldn't care less that you do all of the work that support the firm but get close to nothing in terms of pay. As for career progression? Get ready to be promoted into the same role with the same responsibilities and a slight change in salary! You will work 830am-11pm most nights while the marketing team down the hall works 9-5 on the dot and gets double your salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and see who's doing your work, its not the people that sit around and take 1-hour lunch breaks and chit chatting all day. Time and time again people have been telling you the issue but you do nothing! Raise the salaries substantially of you sell side employees. And if its because of a budget thing, slash you buy side budget in half. They only do half a days work each day anyways...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenwich Associates

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial
    Access to senior leaders
    Great learning opportunities
    Growth for those with high aspirations and proven work

    Cons

    Low entry-level pay for recent undergraduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lipstick on a pig

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

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time

    Pros

    There are some very bright and talented people who work at GA who are both willing and able to give you a deep knowledge of market research, consulting, client services, and financial services

    Cons

    Inept middle management, bad comp, unbelievable bureaucracy for a small company, little vision from senior management, not a meritocracy, "restructuring" once every 5-8 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the fundamental business that you run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Greenwich Associates was positive. I enjoyed working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Greenwich Associates is a great place to start your career. You have the ability to work with all levels and positions.

    Cons

    Cons would be that there is little room for growth. There are opportunities for lateral moves but less as you advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create advancement opportunity and clearly state how to obtain it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Family Oriented firm to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates

    Pros

    Flexible and family oriented firm

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to other firms

  9.  

    Exciting, fast paced, and friendly - couldn't be happier!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff are great, there is room to advance if you work hard, its easy to get to know senior partners of the firm, and there is new energy in HR with staffing and salaries being reviewed often.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines. At time you have to wear several hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on employees and the work that they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A solid company in the midst of very positive change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good access to senior managers
    -Opportunities to make a difference at all levels
    -Interesting work
    -Positive environment
    -Better work/life balance than most financial services-related firms
    -Good benefits and employee events
    -Great learning experience to be part of a company embracing change and growth

    Cons

    -Work load can be overwhelming
    -Complex partnership structure and salesmen as leaders makes for a lot of operational inefficiency, although it is gradually being addressed
    -Bad seeds in the mix cause more problems than management realizes and these individuals are still being identified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is on the right track--continue to centralize decision making and keep working on integrating silos and the positive evolution will continue!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Greenwich Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual environment and intelligent people
    Summer hours
    Great location

    Cons

    Long hours
    Commute was a little farther than I would have preferred

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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