Janus Capital Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Pretty good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Great company, with great culture!

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

    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

    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 Management

    Communication is key!


  3. Good company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Fun, young work place with lots of talent

    • 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

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

    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 Management

    Transparency with management.


  7. Good company to work for - but issues

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, location, culture, smart people

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, top heavy management, salary structure


  8. Helpful (1)

    This once was a great company to work for.

    • 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 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    middle managers and directors should be evaluated more closely


  10. Helpful (3)

    “This place drains the life out of you!”

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  11. A top place to work

    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing obvious I can think of.



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