Manning & Napier Advisors

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Manning & Napier Advisors Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
13 Reviews
3.7
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They hire very hard working, bright people.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility can be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manning & Napier Advisors

    Pros

    Good firm, good people, great place to learn.

    Cons

    Advancement doesn't come fast enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

    Pros

    Strong historical investment performance over 40+ year history

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great experience. A lot of smart people.

    Cons

    it is located in Rochester (enough said)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move your office to Florida

  9.  

    Equity research and client analytics intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Great people committed to doing asset management the right way. Organized and smaller than other similar companies forms a tighter group of people and stronger culture. Being outside of NYC allows them to do things without as much visible. pressure

    Cons

    Being secluded from the rest of the finance community can be good, but also logistically difficult for upper management. Work as an intern was repetitive at times but saw opportunities for development that I would receive as a full-time hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexibility and growth-potentials are limited, but overall a decent place to work.

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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

    Pros

    The company is very stable and you have to *really* screw up to get fired. There is always work to do, and therefore little room for boredom. 37.5 hour work-week and most people leave close to 5 pm.

    Cons

    The company has a very flat organizational structure which makes career advancement difficult. Salaries are a bit low and raises and bonuses can be as well. The firm has not yet embraced flex-time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hardworking Environment geared toward a specific philosophy

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    Former Employee - Intern In Research  in  Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Intern In Research in Fairport, NY

    I worked at Manning & Napier Advisors as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company offers a positive environment for individuals to take on as much responsibility as they require. Most decisions are made by upper-management, but there is no limit to express your opinions or investment ideas. I found the culture to be rather demanding while at work, but everyone to be friendly if you needed to ask questions or were looking for advice.

    Cons

    Location - Rochester area. Also, although you work in groups - very rarely do you feel as though you are collaborating on research projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. A bit more guidance for young professionals would also be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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