Legg Mason Reviews

Updated April 7, 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)

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

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. Legg treats their employees well

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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).

  3. Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    No way to move up

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8. Team lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. Relaxed work atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  10. Business analyst in technology

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

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit, competitive salary, friendly people, flexible schedules

    Cons

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

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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