Mellon Capital Management Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Janitor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Janitor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management

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

    Pros

    Company is in a transition to more lucrative funds. So it can be busy. Overall ok company

    Cons

    Sometime you wonder if anyone is asking...is this a good idea or what about this?

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Easy to learn environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management

    Pros

    - Employees are all friendly and willing to talk
    - Good name on resume
    - Multiply projects to work on
    - Great mentors

    Cons

    - Not much training or structure to the internship
    - Early hours especially if you are commuting from outside the city

    Advice to Management

    Bring structure to the internship. Other than that, I'd say bring more interns on so they can work together!

  3. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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.

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  5. 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 (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company going through a tough time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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 (more than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    None.

  8. 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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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 (more than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  10. 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 (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  11. 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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed corporate culture and good people.

    Cons

    Salary and advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Initiate a retention program for valuable employees.

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