Legg Mason Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Too much change

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

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    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
  6. Financial Analyst

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    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
  7. 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)

    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
  8. Stasis

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    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
  9. Quality Corporate Environment

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    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.

  10. 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

    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
  11. Positive

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    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

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