Wellington Management Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Wellington Management CEO Brendan Swords
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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. Helpful (1)

    Great Place for Investors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. World class company with a great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Too stuffy, slow advancement

    • 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

    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

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  5. Administrative Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Positive work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8. Kind of Okayish place to work

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good specially the 401K thing

    Cons

    poor work and life balance

  9. Helpful (5)

    Strong Pros and Cons Average Out to Mediocre

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

    I worked at Wellington Management

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

    Pros

    The pay is a little above market value.
    Excellent benefits.
    Excellent soft skills training is available to employees.
    This IT shop is very well-funded. You will work with the very best technology available to private enterprise. Work here for a few years and you will be more marketable.
    Beautiful office environment.
    Very high quality people everywhere.

    Cons

    Wellington treats IT talent like a formula one racing team treats tires - they only want the good ones, but burning them out is part of the game plan.
    Hours can be extreme and you will need to sacrifice many weekends. Hour-for-hour, the pay is only mediocre.
    Visibility in the office is necessary to advance, regardless of off hours on-call and "follow the sun" responsibilities.
    Employees are underpaid until they receive their annual bonus, which can lead to greedy and fearful behavior.
    The "Client Focus" cultural value means that intra-team trust and relationships are sometimes dodgy. There is little incentive for colleagues to stand up for each other.
    The "Client, Firm, Self" cultural value means that your family and marriage can be a liability. Without a strong team or regular contact with your family, the life of a Wellington employee can be lonely.
    If you decide to work here, negotiate aggressively for a high base before you sign. The base only increases slowly over time, and everything else like vacation, bonus, etc. can be taken away from you. Be willing to walk away from a good offer because you will need an excellent offer to make it worth your while.

    Advice to Management

    The Wellington cultural values are not implemented by IT in the same way they are explained by senior management during the HR orientation.
    Wellington's glassdoor rating has improved almost a point in the last few years, but I didn't see a big surge of employee satisfaction during this time.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work for investors.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The culture is very collaborative, people are usually willing to help you learn, and the work is interesting. Work/life balance is amazing for finance.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take a while to advance, especially at the junior levels. People are not always completely open.

  11. Great place for a first time or second time coop

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

    I worked at Wellington Management

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

    Pros

    You work with a lot of smart people that understand the industry.

    Cons

    You are not challenged throughout all 6 months. The work can get extremely tedious and boring.

    Advice to Management

    Management gives good feedback and should keep it up.


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