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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
26 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    You'll get paid well, but will it be worth it?

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

    Pros

    Company provides good benefits, however not as good as they used to be.

    Cons

    Not efficient work environment.
    Often long work hours are expected, hard for many to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant in Denver, CO

    Pros

    great benefits, opportunity to work with knowledgable individuals, will learn a lot

    Cons

    often times long work hours are expected, hard for many to get promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company ni the middle of transformation

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

    Pros

    A whole lot of smart people working here

    Cons

    Company's growth is in question
    Limited opportunities for advancement

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, benefits, and pay

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, co-workers, and location

    Cons

    nepotism is rampant and sr directors and vps are either brilliant or buffoons.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad but IA was a poorly run department.

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    Former Employee - Investment Accounting  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Investment Accounting in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers
    Challenging work
    Good work environment
    The internal internship program was good but could have done more to do shorter term (week or month) internships to foster more cooperation.

    Cons

    Constantly looked down upon by other departments and senior mgmt
    Company had previous incompetent mgmt
    The better you were the more work you got and the more you had to pick up the slack of others
    Salary and bonus weren't commensurate with the work you did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People work in Denver because it's a great place to work and it's not NYC. We don't want a NYC personality otherwise we'd live there. Make it Denver and stop bringing in people from NYC and instead work on developing the great employees you have. Also, start working with local colleges more to identify future great employees. Dick seems like a good guy but I wasn't around long enough to give a thumbs up or down on him.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice group of people. Outdated technology reduces job efficiency.

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

    Pros

    Great benefits compared to other companies in the industry. Very good communication from the portfolio managers and analysts on a regular basis to keep everyone informed about the products, disciplines and product challenges.

    Cons

    Poor training that was virtually absent. New trainees were given a stack of information to read and told to basically figure things out. It felt like a sink or swim atmosphere, where the managers did not train the new hires. Expect compensation changes on a regular basis. Department was managed by fear and intimidation where employees were afraid to ask questions or voice concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dick Weil is a great leadership along with an open door policy. He welcomes feedback which is quite refreshing. The rest of the company could benefit from his example.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company I have ever experienced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO

    Pros

    - benefits package is outstanding. the best I have seen out of dozens of companies I consulted in the past
    - people are fabulous in this company. energetic, helpful, play team. At least that's how I feel at IT and the business units I support. I think that covers a fair wide range of the company
    - pay at IT is pretty good

    Cons

    - you don't really have a whole lot of chances to move around in the company. they will rather hire from outside than transitioning an employee from one role to another with some training. These employees ended up getting let go or they will just quit eventually once they find their jobs are dead ends.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrific

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    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Can't say much else.

    Cons

    Stay away from Trade Operations. Completely superficial environment and favortism galore. Management is completely incompetent unless you pucker up and lose face. After working there, completely sucked the life out of me since I refused to kiss butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a class or two folks...you're completely clueless. Am still completely baffled how someone can be promoted to a director position when they are absolutely imcompetent and use aggressive and/or vindictive behavior to attack anyone who questions their standing?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Janus Manager

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salaries are typically in the top 20 percent of comparable firms. Pleasant people and fairly competent management.

    Cons

    Communication from executive management to associate level can be inconsistent and the corporate grapevine is relied upon which is highly suspect at times. Management is very young and most of the senior managers that really understood the business have left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experience and the elderly. To many have been forced out of the company once their salaries reached the top of ranges.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it's ok

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

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and tend to work well with others. I liked the amount of vacation time and sick time.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but that is to be expected when working on wall street, so I guess I can't complain too much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to look inwards more to find better talent. They too often bring in new people who don't agree or work well within the culture.

    No opinion of CEO

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