Wellington Management

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Wellington Management Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
89 Reviews
3.4
89 Reviews
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Wellington Management President, CEO, and Managing Partner Perry Traquina
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • genuine acceptance and encouragement of work/life balance from management; pre-2008 benefits plan (in 7 reviews)

  • great benefits, nice new offices, mostly friendly colleagues (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The concept of a work/life balance seems foreign to IT management (in 8 reviews)

  • long hours, tough work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wellington hires top notch talent and it shows when things go awry. Resiliency is amazing expecially in the IT world.

    Cons

    The bar is held high and you are constantly reaching for that level of excellence. Can be daunting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the door for introverts as well as extroverts. Recent presentation talks to that issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Without a doubt, one of the best run companies in Boston

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

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is bright, capable and dedicated. Wellington's client focus is world class. Benefits and compensation package one of the best around if not the best. Best investors in the industry. Privately owned helps manage year to year flow.

    Cons

    No work life balance. You are expected to work whenever the need comes up. Partners are consistently bringing in excessive compensation while budgets are kept razor thin. Promotions are hard to come by. If you are not an investor you are a second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing

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

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

    Pros

    Culture is supportive for work/life balance but can depend upon individual manager.

    Cons

    Some managers continue with outdated "who works the longest hours" mentality. Also can fail to share information that would make the group more efficient and productive.

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  5.  

    It Consultant 2 years

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people next to you in the trenches are great, your same level co workers show incredible dedication. Unfortunately many employees and contractors suffer from Stockholm Syndrome where they are now beholden to their captors

    Cons

    There are managers that are so devoid of humanity that it makes you lose respect for the whole firm. You stop questioning individuals and you ask, " Who allows this to happen" And yes they are losing some great people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unemployment has fallen 28% in the past two years people have paid down their debt. Everyone....EVERYONE! that isn't on the bonus plan at Wellington is looking for another job. You have a company full of analysts do you not know? or not care? I'd say the latter. One thing I learned....you can't cut your way to profitability. Don't discuss what the bonus looks like in front of contractors....your bonus = the benefits contractors aren't receiving. There is definitely a caste system there. Give yourself two years max. If you are in IT then you are on the expense side and they will do everything to keep that number down. I did work alongside some great people.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    overall excellent experience

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    strong collaborative culture, career oriented, performance focused.

    Cons

    performance oriented culture can be stressful at times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company that has seen better years...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; good compensation, great opportunity to work on different assignments; excellent opportunity to be in front of some of the smartest people on the planet on the business side.

    Cons

    Long hours; work life balance for some positions is non-existent. Environment can be very political at times; not a lot of room to move up since people don't tend to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, not much for a career path

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonuses. Great culture if you care about it. Friendly environment, a lot of talented people. They always try to explore new technologies.

    Cons

    Not much for a career advancement, things move very slow there. They waste time and money introducing new software tools to help be more efficient where in fact it adds more complexity. You could have a horrible work life balance depends on which team you work for, But in general you are expected to put in extra time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company and a wonderful place to work.

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

    I worked at Wellington Management

    Pros

    Working among very intelligent people, mostly willing to help and work as a team.

    Cons

    Advancing within the company is hard to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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

    I worked at Wellington Management

    Pros

    One of the best places to work at in the financial/asset management industry.
    The fact that it is a private partnership and not a public company is a huge plus.
    Nice people, caring, great culture, above average compensation.

    Cons

    Need to pay attention that culture is sustained in each group as company grows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to below management roles employees satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great experience working there

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

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

    Pros

    Great corporate training in institutional finance, high expectations everything must be perfect - great resources to produce a great product. working with very smart people

    Cons

    You must be a fit in the corporate culture and there is not a lot of room to get creative or explore new ideas here, it's a competitive culture and slow to promote and reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the culture strong, I learned a lot of valuable skills working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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