Legg Mason Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Joseph A. Sullivan
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Pros
  • Great company and good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Generally good people trying hard to perform (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management lacks leadership qualities (in 8 reviews)

  • The affiliate approach has not delivered results (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Legg Mason is a company dedicated to providing products to make people's lives better

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee Resource Groups. Encouragement to get involved in philanthropy.

    Cons

    Work can be a bit dry.


  2. Good company, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Decentralized organization creates some confusion for centralized processes


  3. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off Extra curricular activities Generous vacation time Great reputation in the industry and region Ethics are front and center

    Cons

    Management favors specific people Salary below market Not many opportunities to grow Maternity leave below average

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring certain people. It is demoralizing to people that want to stay loyal and grow with the firm


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  5. Team lead

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work work work work work

    Cons

    Commute traffic work night shifts


  6. Relaxed work atmosphere

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    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, great reputation in the area

    Cons

    The work atmosphere was very relaxed and some of the employees slacked off and would rarely work the standard 8 hour days and would take off one or two days a week to "work from home"

    Advice to Management

    Change the corporate culture to one of harder working employees


  7. My time at Legg Mason was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the flexible working hours, as well as the ability to telecommute. The pay was great with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The word transparency was used a lot, but it was anything but transparent. There were too many "clicks" within the departments. Employee privacy was an issue, as HR was apart of the clicks.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to be truthful with your employees.


  8. It was very informing and fun to work there.

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    Former Intern - Secretary in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Secretary in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people. always something to do. pretty, clean building

    Cons

    had to sit in a chair all day. big building, got confused sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    have your employees get up out of there chairs sometimes, plan something fun. when I was in a partnership with Patterson high school I learned to live by four rules " have fun, show up, get involved, and listen


  9. Too much change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great office space, convenient (but expensive) parking, great location in Baltimore, good training and development opportunities (although it may be different depending on the department)

    Cons

    The culture and values have changed for the worse over the past few years. It's not Chip Mason's old company where employees were valued, rewarded and felt part of a family in a culture of "no chalk". De-centralized environment and communication with affiliates can be challenging. AUM outflows continue.


  10. Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people.

    Cons

    I only got to work there for a year and a half before the recession hit and they had to lay a couple of hundred people, including me, off.

    Advice to Management

    Um, don't buy a whole ton of companies in a short period of time?


  11. Quality Corporate Environment

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very structured corporate culture that allows growth and values hard work and committment.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have a clear vision for the company.



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