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Western Asset Management Overview

Pasadena, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1971
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Finance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
PIMCO, TCW, Oaktree Capital
Western Asset is one of the world's leading fixed income managers. From offices in Pasadena, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, São Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo and Dubai, the company provides investment services for a wide variety of global ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
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    I have been working at Western Asset Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Good compensation and benefits
    * Good work culture
    * Good Management

    Cons

    * Not clear career growth path

    Advice to Management

    * Pay more attention to learning of employees

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Western Asset Management Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Asset Management (Pasadena, CA).

    Interview

    Very slow process took 53 days to final. 3 Telephonic Rounds and 1 In Person.
    1 Round - Generic Questions
    2 Round - Technical Questions
    3 Round - Technical Questions + Manager also joined the interview
    In Person Round - 4 hours - Was interviewed by 5 people out if which one didn't even care to show up.

    Everytime after my followup the recruiter would go ahead see whats the next round.
    MOST IMP is that after all this ordeal they said we like you but since we don't know how to hire you as a Permanent Employee we will try Contract to hire !! - This is ridiculous ! I mean if you aren't sure what exactly you need then why waste 53 days and then come up with this decision ? Very Un-Professional.

    Also in the in person interview I never got the positive vibe neither found most of them warm and nice. They sounded very uncomfortable and the over all office environment wasn't good too.

    My advice to them is first and foremost don't waste time of people if you don't know what exactly you are looking for. This was the most unprofessional interview I ever attended. I declined their offer of converted Permanent to Contract to hire after 3 months since I am sure that their fickle mind would change soon.

    I also heard that layoffs are routine there and I a glad that I didn't take the offer.

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Western Asset Management Awards & Accolades

  • Lipper Fund Award, Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Pensions & Investments, 2016
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