Janus Capital Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Constant change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital

    Pros

    Highly motivated and friendly work environment. Location could be the best in the country for asset manager. Lot of employees very active in charity. A lot of opportunities to grow and move among different areas of the company.

    Cons

    Highest management positions currently filled by outsiders. Company searching for place in a market that has changed a lot since company's massive success years ago. IT always a challenge to keep up with innovation but management making changes for the positive.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A company in secular decline

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, solid benefits, talented workforce.

    Cons

    The elephant in the room is that actively managed mutual funds are dying a slow death, and Janus mutual funds in aggregate are average at best. 4-5 years of outflows have permeated into company culture. The sales and marketing organizations are in constant turnover trying to put lipstick on a pig - and senior management is too busy worried about poor investment performance to manage any other areas of the business effectively. The company is dying very very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate non-investment personnel more evenly - especially when the investment team is hurting the rest of the firm.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Depends on what side of the business you work in

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

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    If you work on the investment side of the business, the pay and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    If you work in a supporting role, such as the transfer agency, call center, back office, there is very little appreciation or value placed on what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Management of the company needs to stop treating the investment team and executives like royalty at the company. It takes an entire company rowing together in the same direction to be successful. People in the transfer agency are treated like a necessary evil who are a dime a dozen. Investors are pulling money out of Janus in record amounts not because of the service provided to the clients, but because of the poor investment results generated by the investment team.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Interesting company with great benefits, but seriously disconnected IT Management

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

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The environment is upbeat and modern, benefits are second to none. Multiple locations to choose from, not just Cherry Creek. Interesting variety of work.

    Cons

    New IT management from Boston were so out of touch, it defies logic. So many long timers left or were forced out, that I can only assume that was the plan, in order to cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    None. The IT management decision was made with all factors known, and the destruction of a good IT shop was painful to see.


  6. Great place to build your career and skillset

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly collaborative culture working with talented driven indivudals

    Cons

    You can get caught up in the politics if you don't pay attention.

    Advice to Management

    continue building a strong and solid leadership team that doesn't rotate every 2 to 3 years.


  7. Helpful (2)

    There's been good and there's been bad.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers good health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant and expectations of individuals are not uniform or consistent. There's a culture of gossip--which is also embraced and perpetuated by management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits, nice coworkers, but not so great management

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

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, time-off, great people, great location

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, condescending, untrusting, abusive managers

    Advice to Management

    Take manager reviews seriously


  9. not equal for women

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

    I worked at Janus Capital

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

    Pros

    best fit for single's who don't want a life.

    Cons

    Don't respect older women in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun, learned a ton.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Janus Capital

    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.



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