Pioneer Investment Management

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Pioneer Investment Management Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid company with competitive investment products and great people.

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    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pioneer Investment Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a well structured and well run company with plenty of room for business and employee growth. It fosters a collegial environment where ideas for improvement are well received and promoted. I found the compensation package overall satisfactory.

    Cons

    It's owned by UniCredit Group (a large European bank) and considering the recent economic mayhem in Europe, it would be a concern should there be any spillover effect. However, it should be noted that UniCredit has been managed quite well during the preceding global economic crisis.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Pretty good depending on which department and which manager.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation and positive overall culture.

    Cons

    No enough opportunity for advancement in (IT).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I experienced a long, rewarding career with plenty of opportunities to grow professionally.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pioneer Investment Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture with strong work/life balance. Great group of smart, dedicated colleagues who strive to make Pioneer a employer of choice.

    Cons

    Foreign parent company didn't for autonomy. A lot of parent company CEO turnover didn't allow for a consistent strategic message both internally and tot he external marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible to and mindful of your associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    Current Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Team: I was brought on as a consultant with the Online Marketing Department. It was a great team. I really liked my boss, he was positive and encouraging and always appreciative.

    Project Quality: While there will always be some bureaucracy, the quality of the projects I was assigned was pretty high. Unlike many previous jobs, I felt like most of what I did was worth doing.

    Location: I consider this the best location in Boston. Just a few minutes walk from any T line. The back door of 60 State is Quincy Market. There are high-end bars and take-out lunch restaurants all over the place.

    Social Events: I was at Pioneer for 4 months, and I think there was a free beer/wine night about once a month.

    Activism: As a consultant, I didn't indulge, but there were regular opportunities for group volunteering. It seemed like there was an active culture of community involvement.

    Cons

    As is typical in a large, old company, there are a lot of management that would rather philosophize endlessly than make decisions. That combined with project deadlines was probably the only real hardship. I did work some crazy late nights to compensate, but it wasn't the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adequate time, resources, and personnel will ensure better execution of big initiatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Benefits, Sales and Investments Focused, Weak Compensation Packages

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, smaller company with access and exposure to many areas of the firm especially if you are in Sales and Marketing. Great Location. Mid level mgmt is good. The employees all really like each other.

    Cons

    Weak Compensation Packages - If you are not an external wholesaler plan for the expectations that you are a sales professional without the benefits of a sales-type income. Lack of direction, and leadership from upper management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Company that cares about their workers..

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Pioneer Investment Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great work/life balance; company truly cares about the well-being of their employees.

    Cons

    low wages and not a lot of career opportunities within the firm.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, good people, energetic sales environment

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management

    Pros

    Pioneer motivates and incentivizes its employees to strive to high standards. Good people, honest place to work and to grow

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is somewhat limited, not a large amount of cross pollination among different departments within the organization, small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pioneer motivates and incentivizes its employees to strive to high standards. Good people, honest place to work and to grow

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great career development, boring job

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Risk Management in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management

    Pros

    A very personable group of people work at Pioneer. HR does a good job nurturing young talent and training was very well appreciated. One gets to interact with upper management occasionally, and good work is often rewarded.

    Cons

    The work itself was quite boring. There are few chances for creative problem solving. A lot of it was reconciling between two different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Try and challenge your employees to solve problems in a more dynamic and creative way.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Unspectacular place to work

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management

    Pros

    The job and environment offer an easy work/life balance, but the compensation and opportunities to move to more lucrative areas in the company are limited.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to other areas of the company. Difficult to be promoted. Promotions are based more on timing and seniority then meritocracy and can be extremely frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize top performers better and differentiate them from the lower performers through better pay.

  11.  

    slow and steady = good

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    Current Employee - Anon in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anon in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pioneer Investment Management

    Pros

    true to ideals of fundamental investing
    generous benefits

    Cons

    trying to be too many things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    limit scope of product offerings

    Recommends

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