Mellon Capital Management

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Mellon Capital Management Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
33 Reviews
2.6
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall a very nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus at least for investment personnel
    Colleagues are a nice crowd, friendly, outgoing
    Prestigious firm
    Mother company (BNY Mellon) has stable revenue from custody business
    Mellon Capital has stable income from indexing business

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Sometimes slow to move and adjust to market forces
    Regular rounds of layoffs. But I know that most financial firms have those to get rid of less than productive employees and departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad but nothing special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Its a good place to start out of college with, mainly for the big name company. You get a lot of experience and learn many systems right away to build up the resume. It's a casual dress code which is nice. Everyone is nice there but not exactly the most out going group of people.

    Cons

    They have a decently high turnover rate which causes them to be under staffed which causes large work loads for employees and can create a very stress time. Pay doesn't compare to many other companies. Benefits are ok.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company going through a tough time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Relaxed, friendly environment compared to other financial companies. Smaller company with pretty good perks and benefits. Women leaders and lots of diversity. We have good leaders and smart people. Great place to learn the business.

    Cons

    Really tough last three years or so. No raises and bonuses have been low. We can't seem to find our footing. Doing more with less peoples and resources is getting tiring. Morale is low. Lots of ship jumping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get things turned around quicker. Figure out a way to get the worker bees to share what it's like for them, and listen to them. Give them incentive to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent place to work, lots of good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting group of products, with lots of smart people. Career opportunities are made available., along with training. Most coworkers are approachable (including senior management) and helpful when needed. As part of the BNY Mellon organization, decent benefits are provided. Great location in SF. The CEO has great potential to be a long term high performer.

    Cons

    Work/life balance seemed to vary widely between working groups. As is too often the case, it all boils down to who your manager is as to whether you are lucky enough to actually experience any "balance." Active nature of product line means that revenue is deeply dependent on performance -- if one group of portfolio managers underperform it can (as has) negatively affect the whole company for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good organization overall. Friendly and approachable colleagues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and approachable at all levels of the firm. Work/life balance is possible for most and benefits package is good. Most managers allow teams to work independently which encourages learning.

    Cons

    Very slow moving in keeping up with the competition, especially with IT innovations. Sometimes it feels like the firm is trying to do to provide too many strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay approachable, but be more aware of morale. Transparency is welcome. Management training should be mandatory - middle managers need to be held accountable and learn how to nurture quality teams so talent doesn't leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Past its prime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onboarding  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Onboarding in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are nice and generally willing to help. Nice location. Starts with 3 weeks vacation. SOME level of flexibility is possible (depends on job requirements).

    Cons

    Bureaucratic organization. Salary below regional industry average, and perks have been cut significantly since 2008. Company suffered since recent change of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the pep talk, just own your mistakes and try to get better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Would never go back

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEO is great, she is a well rounded leader, casual dress in this industry is pretty unique

    Cons

    Culture and environment were mentally draining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to begin career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Fund Accountant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Investment Fund Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed corporate culture and good people.

    Cons

    Salary and advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate a retention program for valuable employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    badly managed trade clearing department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    management from that period is gone or mostly gone.

    Cons

    the management the clients of Mellon had bad opinions of Mellon, a reflection of bad management

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Past its prime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    The people, though the good ones are dwindling rapidly.

    Cons

    Salaries have not been competitive for a few years, and with the market bouncing back, the number of employees leaving voluntarily has increased dramatically. Several rounds of lay offs are also depleting the staff and having a serious impact on morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ruling with an iron fist and listen to the staff. Morale is at its worst point ever and people are actively looking for other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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