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ALPS Funds Services Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance, work from home, and decent benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Professional, Laid Back, Learning, Quality coworkers, Good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover is the norm, except for the employees who have their salaries grandfathered in from previous acquisitions (in 5 reviews)

  • All upper management have been there together for double digit years if not only jobs together and there is no room for upward advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to join groups for happy hours, hiking, 14ers, skiing etc.
    Decent work life balance, work from home, and decent benefits. Smart folks, most willing to work together,

    Cons

    Must be a legacy person to be recognized here, can be about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate


  2. "Mutual Fund Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fast growing affiliate of DST (global tech company) located in beautiful Denver, CO
    -Nurturing, professional culture with level-headed management
    -Unparalleled PTO... 20 days per year for entry level position
    -$5,000 tuition reimbursement towards courses at accredited universities DIRECTLY related to your role in the company
    -High-exposure to various types of mutual funds
    -If you're studying for the CFA, the job has consistent, regular hours leaving plenty of time to study

    Cons

    -Processing of funds on a daily basis becomes repetitive
    -Does not foster an environment for frequent communication between peers - mostly sitting behind your computer screen all day with little need for more than a 1-3 minute conversation for resolving issues
    -Not project-based work; daily tasks and monthly/annual/semi-annual reporting

    Advice to Management

    -Provide employees in this position with context regarding their role in the company more frequently: how does the fund accounting team generate profits for the company? what are the interdependencies between our team and other cross-functional units in the company?

  3. "General Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Bonus program
    Flexible
    Home/Work life balance

    Cons

    Limited on growth opportunities


  4. "Good for now"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expense Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Expense Analyst in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work culture is very relaxed. Benefits are pretty good - 6% 401k match with immediate vesting, 4 weeks vacation, medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, free gym membership, etc.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are outdated and creates lots of frustration when there are issues, which creates a lot of extra work in addition to our normal work in order to make work-arounds and process improvements. Need computer and PC upgrades. There also seems to be a pretty high turnover rate due to limited upward mobility, so it is difficult to maintain high functionality over a sustained period of time.


  5. "Great culture, pay could be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CO - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - CO - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALPS Funds Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun, and open. Ned Burke is one of the best CEOs out there!

    Cons

    The pay needs to be better, especially give how expensive it is to live in Denver these days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the openness with employees (town halls) and continue to try and keep your independence from the parent company. Look at compensation and cost of living in Colorado.


  6. "Okay for entry level"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Compliance Principal in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Compliance Principal in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has a central downtown location (Capital Hill)

    Cons

    Base pay is lower than competitors in area.


  7. "ETF Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time

    Pros

    Professional, Laid Back, Learning, Quality coworkers, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Underpaid, questionable raises, questionable promotions,

  8. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment, Business Casual Dress Code, Flexible Scheduling, Bonus Program

    Cons

    I wouldn't be looking for a new job if they would fix these issues: Lower pay/raises, expensive parking

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth


  9. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time

    Pros

    Generally a good work life balance, very young company environment. Easily accessible location downtown. Pretty good corp benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    Training at the beginning could be better. Pay is not great for entry levels. Upper management is detached from most of what goes on below it seems

    Advice to Management

    More comprehensive training focused on the way the systems work, and nuances of certain funds and securities would be helpful.


  10. "Good Atmosphere, No Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALPS Funds Services full-time

    Pros

    The people and the atmosphere. Good place to begin work out of college. Managers and coworkers are very helpful when starting.

    Cons

    The cons of working there are the pay and lack of ability for growth. You will be asked to do stuff that are outside of your job title, and will not feel like you are compensated correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what your employees needs. Help to give them real advice for improvement.


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