I worked at Harding Loevner full-time (Less than a year)
I worked at Harding Loevner for about half a year, and left after I discovered it wasn't a good personal fit, however I think if you click with the culture, it's a great place. Free breakfasts on Mondays, a gym on site, and a fairly lax dress code make for a very balanced environment. I was able to grow out a beard and no one batted an eye, to give you a sense of the informal atmosphere. It is a small firm and so you get to know everyone quite quickly. Pros include great exposure to the portfolio managers, very smart people, and great hours. They pay for your CFA exam which is also a perk.
You need a long term commitment to the firm, and your role may be different than what you envisioned. There is a large emphasis on earning your way to more relevant duties, however this could be said of many places.
Advice to Management
Consider a rotational program that will foster the interests and intellectual curiosity of your hires. Make sure people see a clear path to the top, or at the very least, a dynamic and rewarding long term trajectory.
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Harding Loevner in October 2016.
I applied for the position through my college's career services. It was for a career day in Boston, during which over 30 companies had the opportunity to interview potential candidates. After I submitted my application, I was emailed asking to schedule a preliminary phone interview before the potential in person interview in Boston. The phone interview was a pleasant experience. It was all behavioral questions.
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