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. Good company, good benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Fund Expense Analyst Intern

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

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great corporate culture
    Easy going pace

    Cons

    Some bad managers who made work life harder

    Advice to Management

    make sure all managers from top down are treating employees below them better


  3. Room for Improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Legg Mason

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

    Pros

    The personalities are great
    People are friendly
    Work/life balance is acceptable

    Cons

    Very political and bureaucratic
    Promotes mediocrity
    Lack of accountability
    Poor project management skills
    Little or no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees room to grow and take ownership of projects
    Hold people accountable for failing to meet deadlines
    Practice effective communication and cross-collaboration


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  6. Legg treats their employees well

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits (especially leave time), competitive salary, opportunities to work from home, great people.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing and layoffs (I worked here from 2007 to 2014).

    Advice to Management

    Many departments have too many managers (it's not uncommon for managers to have one or two employees reporting to them).


  7. Horrible

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

    I worked at Legg Mason

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. Don't work here.

    Cons

    They work you long hours and hardly pay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    No way to move up

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

    I have been working at Legg Mason

    Pros

    Good coworkers. It has many ptos. People are there very friendly. They had cross training. Easy jobs. Everything just review from third party.

    Cons

    Culture is old fashioned. No energied workplace. They don't have any places to move up since there are too many managers level there.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee Resource Groups. Encouragement to get involved in philanthropy.

    Cons

    Work can be a bit dry.


  10. Amazing

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

    I have been working at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family, friends, people, loyal, trustworthy, fetting is gone

    Cons

    Nothing, Chip stepped down, Layoffs,

    Advice to Management

    Keep Bill going


  11. Team lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Work work work work work

    Cons

    Commute traffic work night shifts



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