Nuveen Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people and good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, easy commute, good name, good values (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • unfair salaries, career growth is lacking, management is inexistent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuveen full-time

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best investment firms in the city and country. They are very friendly and smart. It is a very good community there.

    Cons

    There are no bad things to say about this place, it is great. It was a very good working environment and that's all.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to the management. They are great, everything is great, and everyone is great.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nuveen Asset Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time

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

    Pros

    Can be an exciting place to work. Offers opportunity to help produce revenue for the firm and share in the upside.

    Cons

    Culture and atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. A few bad apples create a toxic atmosphere that demoralize the working environment. Unfortunately management tends to overlook this so witch hunting goes on unchecked.


  3. Accounting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nuveen full-time

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

    Pros

    The Century City offices were very nicely remodeled. They provided free lunches and threw nice Christmas parties until the company started shrinking in size. I loved people I worked.

    Cons

    They don't like to move you around or let you grow in the company. I've asked to be transferred to different teams as I wanted to expand my role, but they never even considered it. And no, it's not like I had no background or education in those areas. They told me I was good at what I was doing and they wanted me in the same position year after year. There was really no challenge, work wise.


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  5. Finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back culture, good benefits including 100% tuition reimbursement and 50% health insurance match. Great work life balance: average 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end compared to the average, but I guess that's the trade off for work life balance. There's not much room for promotions/career advancement.


  6. Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nuveen is a progressive company, investing in technology and is an exciting place to work

    Cons

    Lean staff. Try to do more with less. Need to look at staffing levels

    Advice to Management

    Invest in People and part of process and technology


  7. OK firm.

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

    I have been working at Nuveen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong municipal product line. Focus on this product line is without compare in the industry. Since the acquisition by TIAA-CREF, new ownership has increased financing different departments - should be considered to be a good thing.

    Cons

    A lot of layers in the organization. Compliance is really difficult to work with and the target is always moving with that group. The firm hires former investment consultants as full-time employees to the detriment of the firm, as they bring very little relevant experience to the table.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the core business, invest in the sales team more. Get more creative with sales comp.


  8. Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunities for growth and career development, great culture, friendly management

    Cons

    Out-dated software, performance and IT departments have limited and reserved resources


  9. one of the best places that I have worked at

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Nuveen

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

    Pros

    benefits, bonus and free lunches. strong culture. good people.

    Cons

    performance caused assets to leave.


  10. Nuveen - LA office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nuveen full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, really generous time-off especially the longer you stay, free lunch every day delivered to the office, beautiful location in Century City.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Designer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nuveen

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

    Pros

    The eMarketing team is a fun, innovative and interesting group of talented individuals!

    Cons

    Some corporate/financial restrictions on creativity since it's a large, financial company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting the eMarketing team push the envelope.



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