Jennison Associates

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Jennison Associates Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    It is what you make it

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great people and opportunity is there if you perform and make an effort

    Cons

    Roles are becoming too specialized and redundant which doesnt allow for much outerdepartment exposure, leadership doesnt seem accountable for errors and promotion criteria is somewhat questionable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the cancers quickly and if there are hiring mistakes act promptly. The culture depends on everyone having faith leadership. Once that erodes, its a domino effect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of sneaks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Administrator in New York, NY

    Pros

    some people are funny i gueess

    Cons

    most of them don't do any work and get paid a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the losers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Culture, Great Co-Workers but Top Heavy in Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Account Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Account Administrator in New York, NY

    Pros

    Culture, Coworkers, salary, and benefits.

    Cons

    Top Heavy Management. Some managers are unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good experience overall but no opportunites for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    nice people, small company, good company culture, good location, good benefits, 9-5 work schedule amkes for a low stress job

    Cons

    management does not show concern for employees, lack of career advancement- they only hire from outside for management/VP level postions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show some concern for the people that work for you- make them feel included and involved in some of the decision making for their work

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company with great culture; lack of upward mobility for non-investment personnel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The culture at Jennison is very supportive and trusting; they'll only hire those they know can work independently so there's little micromanaging. Many employees have been there for 5+ years. Also, the benefits are top notch. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    For those in a non-investment role, moving up can be a real challenge. Most people end up being in the same role for many, many years, which can sometimes lead to low employee morale. Management with last-minute projects and client 'fire drills' can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways for employees to gain exposure to new responsibilities and departments; create a more strategic approach when dealing with last-minute projects

  7.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Friendly culture, amazing benefits, many long service people who really care about the firm, low turnover and you get the feeling management really cares about the people.

    Cons

    The firm has experienced significant growth and the culture has changed from a more laid back environment to one with a more intense, busy pace.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Be cautious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Some people are very knowledgeable about the industry and are great to work with because they are wiling to share their knowledge. However, you need to be proactive. People don't readily share information.

    Cons

    High turnover and senior management's view that new blood is good for the business. Does not develop people once you're in. There are dead weights who are there to just collect a paycheck and has no growth potential which impedes the growth of the group and ultimately the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those with talent and can be groomed for internal growth. High turnover in any group should be sign to senior management that the person in charge may not be the right person leading the group. Stability and growth cannot be achieved when there is high turnover and lack of recognition to those that can help firm achieve its goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits are great, free drinks are cool, but horrible everything else

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Didnt Realize How Bad Until I Left!
    Former Employee - Didnt Realize How Bad Until I Left!

    Pros

    benefits, free drinks, holiday party, can usually leave by 6-6:30pm, not much else

    Cons

    no career growth
    stupid people promoted if favorites
    investment professionals higher class citizens
    who you know more important than what you know/if youre good at your job
    lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career growth is key. dont take away from benefits or free drinks. only thing you have going once someone is mid-career. give people opportunities to interact with management more, and not just favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great benefits- but work somewhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Great Benefits- But Work Somewhere Else
    Current Employee - Great Benefits- But Work Somewhere Else

    Pros

    great benefits
    free drinks
    a lot of people have been there along time
    good holiday party
    nice office

    Cons

    no career advancement; people have been there for so long, you get stuck because your manager hasn't left
    pay must be good at the top (why else would people stay), but not good on bottom/once you're stuck
    management doesn't know what they are doing- the more they meet with hr, the worse they seem
    a lot of turnover in certain groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find ways to reward people-- more responsibility/more money/money something
    be wary of how managers treat other employees. they don't know what they are doing and hr doesn't seem to help

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