Legg Mason

  www.leggmason.com
  www.leggmason.com

Legg Mason Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
67 Reviews
3.5
67 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Legg Mason President and CEO Mark R. Fetting
Mark R. Fetting
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

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

    • 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

    Pros

    great work environment, nice employees, good company culture

    Cons

    I was very satisfied with my time at Legg Mason.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Environment. Culture. Hours. Benefits

    Cons

    Pay. Lack of advancement. Raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people.

    Cons

    I only got to work there for a year and a half before the recession hit and they had to lay a couple of hundred people, including me, off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Um, don't buy a whole ton of companies in a short period of time?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Stasis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits of mid-size, established company with exposure to global market and relationships with other major firms within the industry. Depending on function, stress level is generally kept low.

    Cons

    Future of business model in question post-recession, company execs don't seem to have a definitive plan for moving company forward which has ripple effect on employee moral and career outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less reactive and more direct, with a clear objective - preferably including some sort of initiative for employee development and growth, and possibly scaling back range of products/services to operate with more efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality Corporate Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Very structured corporate culture that allows growth and values hard work and committment.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have a clear vision for the company.

  7.  

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

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

    I worked at Legg Mason

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Pros

    Nice facilities, work spaces, free beverages and occasional free lunches

    Cons

    Expensive cafeteria, unavailable senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is the long-term strategic vision of Legg Mason?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    People are nicer comparing to other buy side shops.

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

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Pros

    History legacy; big organization with large network; strong sales pipeline; culture is not that aggressive comparing to other shops; nice work environment.

    Cons

    Sluggish recovery from the recession; doubtful organization structure; sometimes people could be too laid-back. Location might not be as desirable as other firms. Not strong internationally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a nice place to work for mid-career people. Could develop good relationship with co-workers for future career development opportunity.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Pros

    I got to work with a lot of intelligent people that are hard working. I was able to learn a lot at my time there.

    Cons

    Challenging because of the hard times the company had. The company at the time was going through many changes that made it hard to work..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership at Legg Mason was very senior, but was lacking the ability to really inspire employees.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Legg Mason

    Pros

    some good upper management people. diverse group of employees, not overly competitive

    Cons

    bland work environment. A lot of people just seem to be their for a paycheck. Not invigorating to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better inter departmental communication

    No opinion of CEO

Work at Legg Mason? Share Your Experiences

Legg Mason

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.