Meketa Investment Group Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Good company/work, boring environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    successful company, good reputation, good track record

    Cons

    dead silent workplace, seems most people don't enjoy each other, poor pay rates, over work the data analysts leading to extremely high turnover in that position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Think they'll still be in business five years from now? Me Neither.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally, nice people to work with. Produce high quality of work for clients.

    Cons

    Company "management" (if you can even call them that) is utterly incompetent.If you have an issue, good luck getting anyone to listen or respond. Everything is their way or the highway.There's a reason that turnover in senior investment professionals is skyrocketing and its probably not over yet. My seven year old could better manage this place.

    Compensation? Ha! Senior Partners take most of the money and leave everyone else with scraps.Just replace them with cheaper parts if they leave.Offers to become partners are a terrible deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone to appropriately manage the employees. They are the value of your company, and you don't seem to know it. And if you do, you don't seem to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. I'd rather flip burgers than work there again

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Westwood, MA

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm provides a good/work life balance mainly to compensate for the lack of compensation. They are also flexible as far as scheduling goes. This is also likely due to the lack of compensation. The employees are generally smart and well educated.

    Cons

    There are many problems at the company. Compensation is terrible and the opportunity for career advancement is even worse. Motivation is difficult when there is really no incentive to work hard. Some employees seemed to be working part time hours despite having senior titles. Turnover at all levels, even at partner, has skyrocketed and most would likely attribute that to poor compensation. Senior management views everyone as replaceable and the turnover will likely continue. The CEO seems to spend more time abroad than in the office and no one is really clear on how he adds value to the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your compensation policies and provide incentives to perform at a high level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. STAY AWAY; you have been warned!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    None...the most uncaring, hateful people I have ever worked with...stay away!!!!I

    Cons

    If you didn't graduate from an Ivy League School and aren't a complete and total snob forget about it...oh, and one of the 'employees' was a drunk and she was looked upon as a Goddess...There is absolutely no talking in that office...WORST PLACE EVER!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people or you will eventually fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Small but growing company offers lots of different career paths in the investment industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group

    Pros

    great work life balance, flexibility in work hours, very smart co workers, beautiful offices in Carlsbad with a nice view. lots of different opportunities for projects that are outside the standard scope of your job.

    Cons

    small company means that some things are decided by a few key decision makers, growing pains are likely to continue, but overall, a very positive experience.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a good place to work but the resume experience is shabby.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group

    Pros

    Nice people and a good place to have a regular 9-5. I left my work at home and usually didn't work more than a 9hr day.

    Cons

    The systems that Meketa uses are sub-par and the experience that you take away from working there is not impressive.

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Working at Meketa Investment Group was far less than ideal.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westwood, MA

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group

    Pros

    - Some nice people in the company to work with
    - Schedule was fairly flexible
    - Technologies used were cutting edge

    Cons

    - Poorly managed company coming directly from the President down
    - The Technology group is poor because they do not have a competent Chief Technology Officer
    - The Chief Operating Officer is more interested cleaning up after parties than dealing with real issues
    - The company fired multiple people unfairly and without cause

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to pay more attention to the employees. They should also be willing to think outside the box. Innovation is something that is seriously lacking in the company and that is part of the reason they are falling behind competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    There were no opportunities for growth and advancement, so after the recession waned I looked for employment elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group

    Pros

    This is a good place to work if you have a completed MBA or CFA and 5-7 years experience as an investment analyst.

    Cons

    This is not a good place to work if you are a recent college graduate or looking for an administrative position as there are few if any opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time cultivating advancement opportunities for talented recent graduates and administrative personnel or you will likely continue to lose these individuals after a couple of years' service.

  10. Progressive organization with smart people and a fabulous corporate culture that supports a healthy work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, generous benefits package, intelligent (but not stuffy) group of co-workers, active/social group of people, healthy work/life balance that encourages personal and professional development.

    Cons

    In my role, there really haven't been many cons. It's a small firm, which may be a negative for some people? You can't hide on a team and ride anyone else's coat tails? The CEO knows everyone by first name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work? Your employees appreciate the environment you have created. Thanks for treating us fairly and kindly as human beings and not human "capital."

    Recommends

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