Janus Capital

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Janus Capital Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
66 Reviews
2.8
66 Reviews
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Janus Capital CEO and Director Richard M. (Dick) Weil
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good location, salary is fair, nice extra employee perks i (in 11 reviews)

  • Cherry Creek is a desirable neighborhood to work in (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • If you like to have a work/life balance, this is not the department for you (in 4 reviews)

  • 4-5 years of outflows have permeated into company culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the sales desk at galleria is a great place to get industry experience. Now that the firm hired the bond king from Pimco, they stand a chance of stopping the bleeding of assets that has taken place for over 5 years now.

    Cons

    If you hate corporate politics and playing the game, then stay away from being an ISC. the compensation is tilted towards a select few on the desk and you will struggle to make more than 60k in your territory. Management will tell you the average is 80K but keep in mind the 5 employees at the top making 130k are driving that average up making it look higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding employees for being good at manipulating the system and putting up bogus performance numbers and start rewarding for sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company

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

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good location (Denver and Cherry Creek North) overall but could be long commute unless you live close to downtown, there are many good hearted people who work at Janus.

    Cons

    poor work life balance, difficult to attain resources (additional head count, office supplies, system maintenance, business travel), internal political structure can be challenging (don't upset the wrong person or you may find yourself unemployed), different management styles not encouraged (prefer leading by intimidation at times)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Experience in the TA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The People. Your coworkers are the only thing that make the job doable.

    Cons

    Non-existent work life balance. 1/3 of the year blacked out for time off. Require constant overtime and don't allow staff time off to handle things as small as doctor appointments or significant life events. Extreme micromanagement which is done very rudely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your employees to "WOW" your clients try wow'ing your staff first, and the good experiences will happen naturally. When do you don't treat your people well they will leave, as many in this role do, and your customers will notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well past it's glory days.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Denver, CO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ofiices are in Cherry Creek with many amenities. Company has many perks for those it likes.

    Cons

    Toxic culture running a business in decline dependent on a steady stream of new investment cattle. All products offered thru wrap accounts with the hope that investors signup without their due diligence. Management team is lining their pockets as long as this gravy train will allow. Assets walking out the door all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to clean house and consider getting some integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clueless and Visionless IT (Extreme Lack) of Leadership - Primitive approcah towards the data needs of the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing non-managerial people to work with.
    Great benefits
    Cherry Creek is a desirable neighborhood to work in.

    Cons

    At Janus, during my time I saw senior resources leaving because of incompetent managers within a year. I noticed people being promoted not due to their talent but other reasons.
    Extreme Internal Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board needs to revamp the whole IT department and higher competent leadership!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Only OK.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I met some really great people during my tenure at Janus, and many of them are still there. The benefits were good, pay was fair, and roof deck parties with a view of the Rocky Mountains were always fun. Cherry Creek North is an awesome location.

    Cons

    Shared resources among three different investment management firms is a challenging structure. The cultures have not melded together. The hierarchy and many layers of managers make it difficult to be heard, get answers, and move the needle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strategic in seeking to develop new institutional business - don't just go after anything. Hold people accountable. Treat people with respect. Respond to phone calls and emails. Cast a vision and include everyone. Employees will appreciate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company is Failing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Insurance, free parking, mall is across the street

    Cons

    Always a high turnover rate of employees in operations and technology
    Back office staff are not compensated fairly
    Marketing department is ineffective
    Information technology managers and staff are highly incompetent

    The overall company outlook is not bright: It is no secret that Janus makes revenue by charging exorbitant fees to their clients to hold onto their money and not by their fund performance. Janus funds are consistently low in performance. There is always some "buzz" created in the news about Janus some fund or dividend having a marginal uptick, but historically Janus outflows mean a "neutral", "hold", or "sell" rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try setting up headquarters on Wall Street to acquire better talent in fund managers, better technology staff, and better operations staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ever changing managment

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

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people who work hard and play hard. The company is very client focused and compliance oriented. Strong ethical standards in the investment department and in the rank and file. If you do not find change stimulating, this isn't your best place to work

    Cons

    If you are not in the investment department, salaries are no longer competitive even within the Denver metro area. Great training ground but constantly losing top performers to competitors. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary adjustments to line functions so that when an opportunity arises for existing employees, the compensation angle is eliminated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Accoutant

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

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Great company culture, pay is very competitive with the industry, and office is in a great Denver location. Very pleased.

    Cons

    Work can be very repetitive. Company is in a turn around stage so budget was cut and its hard to tell what the future holds.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Definitely Not Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    - Location, Benefits, Health Insurance
    - Cherry Creek

    Cons

    - Technology cannot implement systems, upgrades, or any type of project
    - Disorganized IT management
    - Operations dept is overworked and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice can save the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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