Payden & Rygel Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management encourages entrepreneurship and is very selective to ensure cohesiveness of the team. People are promoted based on their merits more often than not. Joan Payden is an amazing person.

    Cons

    Sensitive responsibilities are often delegated outside the groups. A bit more automation can go a long way. Benefits and compensations are somewhat subpar compared to the industry averages.


  2. Mid-sized Investment Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Payden & Rygel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, opportunities to take on additional responsibility, very stable, ethical, genuine concern for clients' needs, supportive of employees, team based environment, good compensation.

    Cons

    A very old school company in a lot of ways. A lot of the pros owe to this reality, but with them come some antiquated views on time off and work-life balance, which is problematic given the plethora of evidence pointing to the benefits of relaxing these kinds of policies. Formal training is very very minimal which can be a problem depending on your learning style.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance, training, especially for younger employees. Overall a fine place that could be fantastic.


  3. Great company, mix of big and small.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Payden & Rygel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior management, opportunities to make a difference, and great lunch!

    Cons

    Smaller company, at times slow. Great people!


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Payden & Rygel full-time

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance 2. Nice office 3. Cushy responsibilities 4. Not high pressure

    Cons

    1. Little initiative to help people advance their careers / development 2. Low pay 3. Low morale 4. Boring work environment 5. Low peer interaction outside work

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Help them develop their careers. Take care of your employees. Have more social events so people can bond.


  6. You have to be with the right team!

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Payden & Rygel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not terribly high pressure; beautiful offices, free lunch twice a week.

    Cons

    The firm is very good at marketing. But not much out of the box thinking. Thus, investment results are average.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions from all; and not only listen to yes people.


  7. Muddling through

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Payden & Rygel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is decent. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Moral is fairly low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay top performers more. Be more aggressive in marketing funds and growing the business.



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