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Putnam Investments Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
120 Reviews
3.4
120 Reviews
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Putnam Investments President, CEO and Trustee Robert L. (Bob) Reynolds
Robert L. (Bob) Reynolds
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some great people and some not so (in 11 reviews)

  • The work life balance is really good, or was for me (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They pulled tuition reimbursement across the board, with no notice (in 6 reviews)

  • A lot of infighting among senior management and turf wars (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Investor Service Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Service Representative in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Investor Service Representative in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Company cares about your career devolpment and helps you reach your goals, Respectful management, Extremely knowledgeable personal

    Cons

    Arriving on time is essential management takes notice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liked the people I worked with. Disliked everything else.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Intelligent and friendly co-workers. Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper management thinks they're better than everyone else. No room for growth especially if you want to work in investments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company atmosphere, small and friendly

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

    I worked at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Putnam provides an excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    Due to company's size and employee longevity, opportunities for advancement are sometimes limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Great Work environment
    Good pay
    training was great
    Nice office
    everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Late nights
    lots of work
    have to be there early
    didnt get along with first manager
    didnt get congratulated for assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training was great

  6.  

    Software Quality Engineering Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Quality of managers is spotty and is somewhat the luck of the draw. Can be very political with decisions being made for political expediency rather than tor the good og product delivery.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Learned about mutual funds and other investment products

    Cons

    Having to be in a call center environment

  8.  

    Very structured process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Putnam Investments as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and it becomes a family.

    Cons

    Several managers for single application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have proper segregation of applications under each manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Meh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Putnam Investments

    Pros

    Great start to career in finance

    Cons

    Management was terrible with communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be helpful, not threatening to employees

  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment
    Great people
    alot of room for promotion

    Cons

    working hours
    rigid management
    high regimented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company with great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Reporting in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Reporting in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive peers
    Great morale
    Fair workload
    Opportunites to volunteer

    Cons

    Overall goals and company message can be communicated better to staff at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to compensate staff better, especially at entry level and other early career jobs to lower employee attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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