Wellington Management Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Wellington Management CEO Brendan Swords
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is easy to achieve when warranted (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Inadequate total compensation to the volume of work required especially when short-staffed which is quite often which can affect your work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, collegial atmosphere conducive for growth and idea generation.

    Cons

    Need to seek out constructive feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Provide timely feedback on work or areas of improvement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Research Associate

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

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, engaged colleagues who care about the success of projects and assignments.
    Flexibility to stretch an investment role as your expertise grows.
    Fantastic health and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow - particularly for those in the early part of their careers (<10 years). While you may be successfully covering work above your pay grade, it will take extra time (1-2 years minimum) for your title and salary to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to retain talented and motivated younger employees. Those of us who left, eventually did so for financial reasons.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great Place for Investors

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is geared toward supporting the investment professionals produce good results for the clients. Which is what they're supposed to do.

    Cons

    The investors inhabit a meritocracy since their results can be minutely measured. The non-investors live in the usual corporate political environment, though almost everyone is nice.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the departmental fiefdoms.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Needs attention.

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Very intelligent work force
    Firm reputation

    Cons

    Communication from division management lacking, creating unclear team direction
    Groups constantly passing the buck; lack of accountability & ownership
    Work life balance
    Entitlement rampant in culture
    Fire drill culture

    Advice to Management

    Lack of established protocol is a concern; we will figure it out when it happens "because we're wellington" is not a smart way to operate- you can only put out so many fires before you get burnt. And were open to much risk. Unfocused teams result from lack of proper practical management. This is a big firm, let's start acting like it.


  6. Great company

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork, good benefits and good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Very long hiring process - 3-10 months


  7. World class company with a great culture

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    You are the master of your own destiny.
    Company provides you with the best environment and technology.
    Open to new ideas
    Very good work ethics and a caring culture

    Cons

    Too many applications to manage per employee
    Get bogged down in operational support work
    Need to stretch if you want to innovate as the normal 40 hours will be just enough to keep the existing systems running.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider increasing the employee to consultant ratio.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Too stuffy, slow advancement

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

    I worked at Wellington Management

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Smart and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Very conservative
    Slow to promote
    Slow to change


  9. Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, unusually so for the industry. People tend to give credit where credit is due. Management is invested in your development.

    Cons

    The cons are what you'd expect working in finance: it's market driven, so there's more stress when the market is down. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Some coworkers have expressed frustration that promotions take longer than they would like, but I feel management is invested in my development and they're working to retain talent.


  10. Lead Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wellington Management

    Pros

    Good company culture and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Back office IT management is not efficient. Depends on which team you for.


  11. Positive work culture

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

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience,lots of exposure to products

    Cons

    Everything is excellent no complaints at all.

    Advice to Management

    excellent



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