Legg Mason Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Legg Mason Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legg Mason

    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.

  2. Shadow of its former self

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  3. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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  5. Too much change

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. 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.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legg Mason

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment, nice employees, good company culture

    Cons

    I was very satisfied with my time at Legg Mason.

  8. Financial Analyst

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Work Environment. Culture. Hours. Benefits

    Cons

    Pay. Lack of advancement. Raises.

  9. Awesome place to work

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    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Stasis

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Quality Corporate Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    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.

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