Janus Capital Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
63 Reviews
3.0
63 Reviews
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Janus Capital CEO and Director Richard M. (Dick) Weil
Richard M. (Dick) Weil
28 Ratings

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.  

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

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    Current Employee - Investment Accountant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Denver, CO

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

    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
  2.  

    Fun, young work place with lots of talent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    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
  3.  

    A fun work environment

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    Current Employee - Service Specialist  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital as a contractor for less than a year

    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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  5.  

    Good company to work for - but issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, location, culture, smart people

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, top heavy management, salary structure

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

    This once was a great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits package
    - Nice location
    - Decent training and development department

    Cons

    - Overpaid Managers and Directors and incompetency throughout the organization
     - Ineffective HR department
    - Nepotism and Favoritism is extensive
    - Lack of accountability at ALL levels
    - Your opinions are only valued if they are in agreement with your department head
    - You are rewarded and promoted based your networking (sucking up) skills, not your talent and ability to actually get things done.
    - Lack of any type of manager assistance or encouragement towards career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This used to be a great company to work for. There needs to be a housecleaning of Managers, Directors and VPs. There are too many people in current positions because they happened to be at the right place at the right time and were not thoroughly vetted for ability and skill sets. The departure of many talented people has left a plethora of unqualified and unprofessional people in positions of power and authority. Bring back the culture where people were actually proud to be part of the organization. Walk the talk and actually do something about breaking down the silos. Watching the constant power struggles is draining and tiresome. Try to simulate what little morale may still exist. Stop handing out promotions to incompetent people simply because they like to play "The Game" and actually acknowledge people with professionalism and skills. Too many good people have left and they will continue to do so unless the culture returns to one of mutual respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    - health insurance is decent but the out of pocket rx drug deductible is higher than other insurance plans

    Cons

    - lots of overtime
    - high turn over rate
    - overpaid middle managers and directors who do nothing
    - useless hr department
    - sick days are taken out of of your PTO
    - most of the good people leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle managers and directors should be evaluated more closely

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    “This place drains the life out of you!”

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    *Exposure to the trading department of a mutual fund not in a major financial hub.
    *Free lunch!
    *Seeing the light of day during the winter and hitting the running trails early during summer.
    *Gym in the building - although pretty small.
    *Sweet benefits.

    Cons

    *If you are slow to pick things up, you will be a target.
    *If you have any sort of ambition, you will lose it.
    *If you want managers who care about your success, you will be disappointed.
    *If you think you will be respected here, you will not.
    *If you aren't a yes man (or woman), you will struggle.
    *If you want to express an opinion, you will quickly find it doesn't matter.
    *If you show respect, you will not be shown it back.
    *if you make a mistake, you will be told it doesn't affect your future - it does!
    *if you want to transfer departments, you will again realize nobody respects you.
    *If you give your two weeks, you will not see a quiet exit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretend to care. Fight for your employees instead of telling them to roll with the punches of declining performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A top place to work

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

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great location in cherry creek, fantastic corporate culture, generous PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing obvious I can think of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great first job because you won't know any better.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Operations Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Nice location in Cherry Creek
    - The benefits are similar to but not better than other financial services companies in Denver.
    - If you like doing the same repetitive work every day and not being challenged mentally this is a good place to work.
    - If you like the status quo, this is a great department.

    Cons

    - If you're not good at playing politics, this is not the department for you.
    - If you are a professional and know how to behave in an office, this is not the department for you.
    - If you like to have a work/life balance, this is not the department for you.
    - If you expect your manager to help you develop and grow as an employee, this is not the department for you.
    - If you expect the department to have the same rules for every employee, this is not the place for you.
    - If you don't like to be micromanaged, this is not the place for you.
    - If you think you may want to eventually get a promotion, this is not the place for you.
    - If you think management in the department should be transparent, this is not the place for you.
    - If you would like to work for a department that has a good reputation and isn't viewed as romper room by the rest of the company, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management by fear and intimidation doesn't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exodus of talented people has left the weak in charge. Past time for a change!

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

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good opportunity to get foot in the door
    -Denver company pays outsized salaries, bonuses and benefits
    -Capital markets are dynamic and interesting

    Cons

    -Current managers in the investment department are extremely weak
    -Sucking up is rewarded, not a meritocracy
    -Almost all the talented employees and managers have long flown the coop
    -Results have been weak and likely to stay weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the "leadership" team in the equity department....it's obvious!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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