Legg Mason Reviews

Updated August 19, 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. Helpful (1)

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool benefits and lots of great volunteer and learning opportunities. Also a very flexible work environment in technology.

    Cons

    Politics politics politics. Also a lot of bureaucracy and slow decision making. Don't expect projects to fly seamlessly.


  2. Senior Network Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for really care about having a family

    Cons

    No cons every job has con but I haven't found one het

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and bring down cost of health benefits


  3. 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


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  5. Fund Expense Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  6. Room for Improvement

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    Current Employee - Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Employee in Stamford, CT
    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


  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Legg treats their employees well

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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).


  9. Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No way to move up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  11. 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.



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