Legg Mason

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Legg Mason Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
66 Reviews

3.3
66 Reviews
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Legg Mason President and CEO Mark R. Fetting
Mark R. Fetting
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company and good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Friendly people, great reputation in the area (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Sluggish recovery from the recession; doubtful organization structure; sometimes people could be too laid-back (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Relaxed work atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Change the corporate culture to one of harder working employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Business analyst in technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefit, competitive salary, friendly people, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Little or no room for advancement. Career path planning nonexistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Legg Mason Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment was very friendly and the supervisors are happy to teach employees.

    Cons

    Nothing substantial. The location is pretty good for Baltimore, but its still Baltimore. Not the safest city by far.

  6.  

    Shadow of its former self

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work, interesting people.

    Cons

    Unstable, inconsistent and uninspiring leadership. Inter-affiliate politics is stifling and the troops lack of respect for upper management leaves the firm rowing in circles.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was very informing and fun to work there.

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    Former Employee - Secretary  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Secretary in Baltimore, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too much change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    Great people to work with, ability to work from home at least once a week, positive growth.

    Cons

    Successive lay-offs created a negative work environment. People stopped working together and conflicts formed within work teams. Management had no direction. They were too focused on meeting a project deadline/milestone instead of rolling out a quality end-product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and utilize the strengths of the individuals on your team. Create a positive work environment especially during a time of economic uncertainty. Foster positive work relationships with other teams.

  10.  

    Worked as an intern and absolutely loved it! Everyone was really nice and helpful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment, nice employees, good company culture

    Cons

    I was very satisfied with my time at Legg Mason.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Work Environment. Culture. Hours. Benefits

    Cons

    Pay. Lack of advancement. Raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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