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. 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


  7. 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


  8. Relaxed work atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. 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


  10. Business Analyst

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Early years of growth were exciting, later years of consolidation were difficult but we were treated with respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Legg Mason is a smaller corporate center that has outsourced responsibility to its investment affiliates and others. This has resulted in a more efficient corporate center that is focused on distribution and risk reduction activities. Individuals with relationship building skills are greatly valued.

    Cons

    Direction of the firm seems less certain. Entrepreneurial skills that were extremely valued in the 90’s and 00’s have become less important.



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