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Janus Capital Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
60 Reviews

3.2
60 Reviews
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Janus Capital CEO and Director Richard M. (Dick) Weil
Richard M. (Dick) Weil
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good location, salary is fair, nice extra employee perks i (in 9 reviews)

  • Multiple locations to choose from, not just Cherry Creek (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a culture of gossip, fear and intimidation embraced and perpetuated by management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, nice coworkers, but not so great management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Benefits, time-off, great people, great location

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, condescending, untrusting, abusive managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take manager reviews seriously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Denver sales desk- Internal Sales Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great people, personalities were outstanding. Some of the best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    19 consecutive quarters of net outflows...this firm is in serious trouble. Also the compensation is below industry norms for the Internal sales position. External wholesalers as a whole lack experience compared to other firms and most don't hit their sales goals. As a result, the Internal Sales Consultants struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower sales targets so your employees can feed themselves....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Really good team to work with - very dedicated group. Main building in the heart of Cherry Creek - fun location.

    Cons

    Like anyplace, can be political

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, learned a ton.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse group of individuals. Perks were outstanding. The story of Janus, the background was ingrained in the call center group.

    Cons

    Overtime can be great, but there comes a time when it becomes too much.

  6.  

    Pretty good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, good location, salary is fair, nice extra employee perks i.e. holiday party, employee appreciation day in the summer, etc.

    Cons

    Continually overhauling existing processes whether it's needed or not, too much "high level" thinking without realizing the impact on the day-to-day processes. If it isn't broken, don't fix it! It's expected that people are involved in or contribute to special projects as part of their job nowadays regardless of the level of competency or interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop insulting our intelligence by pushing the client-centric philosphy. We know who the clients are and how to treat them. Excellent client service will not guarantee assets from leaving when performance is poor.

  7.  

    Great company, with great culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Austin, TX

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Tom Bailey instilled a more relaxed atmosphere then most mutual fund companies even with his absence. Information is freely shared about fund performance and management.

    Cons

    Communication is key. There were often changes that were not communicated until they occurred. There are business reasons for this, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Nice people, great benefits, flexible work schedule, great office location.

    Cons

    Often times there is no obvious career path. Some departments can be very political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You're promoted by being a favorite not your hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance is as well.

    Cons

    No raises for 3 years straight while other firms in the same industry are giving raises, 401k mutual funds only offers Janus mutual funds and no outside mutual funds, management tries to tell you things are getting better by buying you new office supplies, if you are hourly they will not pay yu for overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on merit not on both of you enjoy the same sport team. Treat everyone equally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, young work place with lots of talent

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

    Pros

    - Smart People
    - Solid work environment
    - Opportunity for advancement
    -Company cares about employees

    Cons

    -Politics can get in the way of good business
    - Still a little gun shy from the late 90's
    - Trying too hard to get 'talent' on the trade floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency with management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fun work environment

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

    Pros

    Shareholder Services department has a break structure which encourages employees to take breaks twice per day.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise pay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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