Wellington Management Reviews

Updated August 27, 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 Learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great experience interning at Wellington. Was treated as a valued member of my team and would highly recommend this company to others.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Wellington.


  2. Ok

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    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is an amazing atmosphere.

    Cons

    It's difficult to become permanent.


  3. Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and fantastic people. Plenty of opportunities for growth and work with new technologies.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, demanding in terms of time and energy


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  5. Great internship experience but lack of employment options afterwards.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and everyone was more than willing to answer questions and help you get the most out of your experience. Office is beautiful.

    Cons

    Staff is not as young as most other firms. Most lower level staff is in their late 20s or early. Less entry level positions than other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Though there are some tracks for recent graduates, they seem limited and too competitive for what they are offering to the applicants.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Generally Good but Future is Uncertain

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    Former Employee - GRG Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - GRG Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for those who perhaps want more of a work/life balance. Most areas of the firm provide a stable work environment where you can earn an ok salary and can take off at around 5:30 everyday. UNLESS you work on the investor side. Investor side is very demanding but they pay you very well - they make a pretty clear line between those who are investors and those who aren't (basically the rest of the firm is support staff to them). A huge chunk of the profits go to the partners and investors - that's where you want to be.

    Cons

    Not so great for ambitious types looking to get promoted or performance-based pay in my group. I wasn't on the investor side so you generally don't get promoted or paid based on performance. You just kind of blend in with the rest of the firm and are usually caught in office politics. Basically, if you're not a portfolio manager or researcher, then you won't make partner and won't earn the big bucks. You're pretty much on equal terms with the rest of the middle/back office staffs at other banks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to be the small old school firm you were. There are too many employees to keep saying that everyone is important. It's pretty clear there are have and have-not divisions at the firm. Get rid of the overflow of managers - many of them are only there because they've been at Wellington for a long time and not because they are good at their jobs. Way too much office politics that drives the good / ambitious employees away.


  7. Culture of retirement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    experienced individuals, partial education reimbursement

    Cons

    Upper Management does not go the extra mile.

    Advice to Management

    Longer hours


  8. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Highly Qualified and motivated people to work with.

    Cons

    Little scope to learn new things


  9. Great people, Lots of work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good bonuses, nice offices.

    Cons

    There is always a work to do. You never know when to stop.


  10. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Derivatives Strategist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Derivatives Strategist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, nice people and working environment

    Cons

    conservative culture, subjective performance evaluation


  11. Lead Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for. This company provides an opportunity to work with great people at all levels (Personal/Technical and Business)

    Cons

    I really do not see any cons.



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