Ziegler Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
12 Reviews

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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    close relationship with co-workers

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Researcher in New York, NY

    I worked at Ziegler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    close relationship between co-workers and managers

    Cons

    no salary for interns or stipends

    Recommends
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    Investment Banking

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Ziegler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience, exposure, benefits, contacts and leadership

    Cons

    Work life balance, development of career skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced work environment, but not a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ziegler full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work on a variety of projects at an early stage.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional. Bonuses vary significantly with the majority paid out to senior management. Culture differs depending on what group you are in.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized, a grind, unappreciative.

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking
    Former Employee - Investment Banking

    I worked at Ziegler full-time

    Pros

    Good, hands on experience. Opportunity to dig in and be proactive with projects and research.

    Cons

    Management cares about making money, not employees and not about how the work is getting done. All-nighters frequent and still not good enough. Serious grind with minimal upside.

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    Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern

    I worked at Ziegler as an intern

    Pros

    They give you real, legitimate work that you can see results of

    Cons

    The internship is not paid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart peope, difficult to work with; hard to move up

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ziegler

    Pros

    Smart people on the whole

    Cons

    Difficult to work with, hard to move up

  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ziegler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Offers great internship experience with many experiences that no other bank has. Everyone is very helpful and every resource/contact is available to address your questions.

    Cons

    Summer internship are not paid. Industries they cover may not appeal to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of hands on experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ziegler

    Pros

    The company does good work in the community. They create most of the country's not-for-profit municipal bonds. Without Ziegler there wouldn't be not-for-profit senior living centers, hospitals, schools and churches.

    Cons

    The company is smaller in size so there is not many opportunities for formal training. The company culture seems to be swifting and some do not like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is doing a good job of creating a strategic plan for the future. Hopefully the changes pay dividends soon.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    At the moment, eh.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ziegler

    Pros

    They do meaningful work- for the most part.

    Cons

    They don't care about support staff. Typical wasp-driven financial firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency.

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  11.  

    Great Place to Start

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Ziegler

    Pros

    The Ziegler staff have a great ability to train and nurture financial services employees who are young and inexperienced. Through a week-long new employee training seminar, Advisors develop and put to use skills needed to serve clients and build business for the company. Branch office locations are small (generally 10 employees or less) and provide a comfortable environment to work in.

    Cons

    In the "Wealth Management" division, Ziegler promotes short-term profit over long term growth. Investment products and sales strategies are designed for customers, not clients and pressure is added on employees to "produce" as much as possible on a month to month basis. These principles destroy long term relationships and eventually lead to a high employee trunover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the long term.
    Break down Manangement/employee and HQ/Branch barriers.
    Focus on the current clients, not just obtaining new ones.

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