Wellington Management

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Wellington Management Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
86 Reviews
3.4
86 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 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • 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 (in 7 reviews)

  • Very long hours and very little work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    overall excellent experience

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    • 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
  2.  

    It Consultant 2 years

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good benefits, not much for a career path

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great company and a wonderful place to work.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great experience working there

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    • 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
  9.  

    Wellington

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Good base experience for starting off career

    Cons

    no movement or opportunity for advancement

  10.  

    fantastic company and experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Services Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Services Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Culture, flexibility, security, nice people, great opportunity to improve your on the job skills. Ability to join many affinity groups and participate in mostly anything you'd like to.

    Cons

    pay can be stagnant- need to be patient for promotions and other opportunities within the firm. Depending on the team, training can be abysmal for new roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do more to keep younger talent- more direct career paths

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very talented, capable, hardworking people around and consensus and collaborative approach for meeting client goals

    • 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

    Pros

    Very fast paced and collaborative environment
    There is never a dull moment
    Some flexibility is offered but mostly need to be in the office
    Always surrounded by smart and talented people

    Cons

    Sometimes collaborative approach slows things down
    Growth is limited
    As company has grown, new people finding difficult to assimilate with culture
    More corporate culture is kicking in which was never there before

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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