Manning & Napier Advisors

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Updated February 20, 2015
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  1. Manning & Napier is a great experience for those looking to get into asset management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are all very nice and down to earth. It is very autonomous and you are able to share your work with people who are in a position to act on it (i.e. buy stock). Everyone is helpful when they are approached with questions and the compensation can be very good for a small city. Very manageable hours.

    Cons

    There is a big lack of training and often times communication with senior people is hard to come by unless brought on by the junior person. The process of getting a stock bought is rigorous, but this can also be considered a good thing.

  2. Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly and smart people. Everyone was always willing to help with any questions I had and they are open to giving you more shadowing chances if you are interested.

    Cons

    No cons. I absolutely loved the company.

  3. Great place to learn, salaries are low.

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    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Group in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Group in Fairport, NY

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors

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

    Pros

    The investment style there is very solid, and a great place to get licensed and learn the ropes. Work-life balance is very good, as most of the people are gone from the office by 5pm daily.

    Cons

    The compensation is very low, unless you are one of the people that started the company. The disparity between upper management's pay and those who work for them is large. The Board is extremely conservative and makes it very difficult to pass initiatives for growth (new systems, etc).

    Advice to Management

    I believe if you made the employees feel more validated by increasing pay, you'd have better retention. You have a great deal of very smart and energetic folks there who actually enjoy working hard, but your compensation deflates the enthusiasm.

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  5. Very solid organization with a lot of expertise in asset management industry.

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

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors

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

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent people with extensive investment experience.

    Cons

    Gets very political environment at times.

  6. GREAT COMPANY, GREAT PEOPLE!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They hire very hard working, bright people.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation. A "thank you" goes a long way.

  7. A good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Given a lot of exposure guickly. Co-workers are approachable

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are limited. Even though a public company still follow the founders direction

    Advice to Management

    Become more approachable to younger staff members. Be willing to follw a new course and not one set by Bill Manning.

  8. Potential for greatness if top management would get out of the way and let its employees do what they do best.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, very team oriented, a great environment for learning and developing investment skills. Very good investment process which has led to very good long term results for clients.

    Cons

    Very top management of the firm doesn't always seem to appreciate the contributions and achievements of the people who contribute most to the success of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to acknowledge the contributions of the employees. Broaden the employee ownership base. Give credit where credit is due.

  9. Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors

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

    Pros

    Good firm, good people, great place to learn.

    Cons

    Advancement doesn't come fast enough

  10. Good company, good culture, good money manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong historical investment performance over 40+ year history

    Cons

    Since IPO (Nov. '11), performance has stammered, particularly in typically institutional mandates

  11. Since going public the company has turned it's focus to making a profit and not it's clients or it's employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors full-time

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

    Pros

    the fellow employees are some of the best, great relationships can be formed. The networking is great and the knowledge of the people there is amazing.

    Cons

    Pay scales are totally imbalanced between departments, if you don't bring in revenue you are considered baggage and management is indecisive and basically a puppet

    Advice to Management

    it isn't always about bottom line, that can be increased by engagement, loyalty and dedication but you fail to understand that

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