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ING Investment Management Americas CEO Jeffrey T. Becker
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  1. Extremely political organization, credit is rarely if ever given to deserving individuals.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A number of good people work in the organization. It's one of the few redeeming qualities. The pay is okay and initially competitive, but frankly from an hourly perspective employees are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated.

    Cons

    Uncertainty regarding separation from parent company, bonus structure is completely arbitrary with no explanation, milestones when reached are rarely recognized, organization appears to be straight out of a George Orwell novel with marching orders coming from Big Brother.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are stretched to the brink. Promotion opportunities are very limited and mission statement is completely ignored. Turnover is very, very high for a reason.


  2. A Sinking Ship with no life boats

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location of the office nothing else

    Cons

    no leadership either at the very senior level or at the lower management levels, no clear direction. THe culture in the IT department is horrible . 15 people have left in the past 2 years. There are some good employees but the very existant office politics is exhausting. Never have I seen grown adults fight so much. The HR department does nothing they are powerless.


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    Last Resort only.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant PM in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant PM in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balanace and PTOs. You are free to take off whenever you need to leave the office.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, Poor Performance, Poor Investment in Human Capital, Systems, and Resources. The condition of the business can only be described as on life support. If you need a paycheck this is ok, but only if you have no other options. Additionally, the majority of employees lack motivation and the desire to compete. Intellectual curiousity is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Hit the Reset Button. Poor Leadership is reflected in seriously negative employee morale. Given the last 2 years in the industry the place feels like a boneyard.


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  5. ING IM -- mediocre compensation, vast uncertainty

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

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

    Pros

    Substantial investment capabilities, both in terms of technology and people. A consistent investment philosophy across the fixed income platform. Upside potential depending on growth of investment management business, rebranding of IM apart from banking and insurance. Good work/life balance relative to other investment management firms.

    Cons

    Vast uncertainty in terms of future of business, future of company, location of operations, etc. Marginal track record in most strategies. Political pressures from HQ in Netherlands impact pay, especially bonuses. Bitter office politics. Too much emphasis on seniority and "experience", not enough appreciation for talent, not enough effort to get the most out of everyone's skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve to be paid. If you pay mediocre wages/bonuses compared to competitors, you are doomed to work with mediocre talent, which ING IM is flush with at every level and job function in the firm.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A VERY DISCOURAGING PLACE TO WORK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Name Recognition Diverse Workforce Significant learning opportunities

    Cons

    Horrible Management-Especially in the PCF area Unstable Future No management accountability Very Unorganized Below Market Compensation

    Advice to Management

    Please eliminate the unprofessional middle management and work to boost employee morale. Force management to cut out the ridiculous politics and favoritism and focus on talent and innovation. Implement accountability on behalf of management.


  7. things are getting weird

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    company is becoming its own without Dutch Group sometime soon. 40 hr. volunteer / community paid off time per year

    Cons

    no one knows what kind of company will it turn out to be. Hired leaders talk the talk, and got paid handsomely to make company public, meanwhile company is quietly laying off people while overworked worker bees have no salary increases in years.

    Advice to Management

    don't let company implode


  8. You'll be squezeed for all you have learned elsewere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Diverse culture. International Company with grandeur dreams to be the largest financial conglomerate in the world (but too cheap to execute). There are a lot of activities to participate - from the ING Marathon in New York to local charity events. Leaders like to talk the talk.

    Cons

    Death by committee. Entrepreneurial spirit has long been dead. I it is not in the explicitly permitted it is assumed to be prohibited by clueless clerks afraid to make any wave and be noticed. Many companies merged acting still as separate companies. Too lean.

    Advice to Management

    More indians less chiefs. Create career paths and infuse new blood. Promote from within. Require training but provide the time to learn (not after hours and weekends).


  9. Typical Financial Services Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at ING Investment Management Americas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and bonuses. The company would pay for anyone to prepare for and take the CFA exam. There are some nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance for back office employees. Poor performers are kept around for way too long in alot of cases. Certain awful managers were seemingly rewarded for bad behavior, and HR was powerless to intervene.


  10. New global company with lots of opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at ING Investment Management Americas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational company with European mindset, lots of growth opportunities across geographical & capital markets; Diversified offerings; Stable company. Very smart people (nobody less than a MBA where I was); mostly young crowd

    Cons

    Sub groups have too much autonomy that could make your work hell or heaven. No consistency in culture because of some people's own agenda. Few weak managers cause the system to break down. Can get too focused on meeting targets.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage management learning & frequent reviews, to gauge their effectiveness, not just focus on numbers. Implement an employee engagement program.


  11. My experience has been positive but the compensation package is below market.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting work. Experienced colleagues. Great location.

    Cons

    Below market compensation. Limited opportunity for upward mobility and increased responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation.



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