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Aberdeen Asset Management Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Generally good work-life balance for most (in 17 reviews)

  • Junior staff has opportunities to learn (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great open working environment. Made long lasting friendships and great working relationships. Amazing company culture.

    Cons

    Management is a bit vague of overall goals at times. Unclear linkage of performance to bonus packages at end of year.

    Advice to Management

    More guidance on the high level goals of the company. More transparency in strategic goals. Clearer linkage of bonus to performance.


  2. "Could be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Euro-centric management to the detriment of the group in the US

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a global investment manager and not a European manager.


  3. "Recently started"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aberdeen Asset Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities across departments and across the world since the company is global.

    Cons

    The salary for the rotational program is not very competitive for the industry, although the benefits are.


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  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Big presence in Europe and Asia

    Cons

    Funds performance not very competitive


  6. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing benefits, nice people, good work life balance

    Cons

    can be a lot of red tape, takes a long time for things to get done or decisions to be made

    Advice to Management

    continue diversifying the company. reduce red tape in the processes


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good environment, hard workers, very challenging

    Cons

    poor management, not very integrated

    Advice to Management

    focus on employee morale more


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great company with ridiculous benefits"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of the people that work there are really nice. The best part though is the benefits! It pays to work for a European company.

    Cons

    Smaller company in the US so not a lot of growth opportunities. Some of the employees aren't great at their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Open up job opportunities for people outside of the graduate program.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great people"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Extremely flat structure
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Great work life balance

    Cons

    -Promotion based on seniority rather than meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Introduce more meritocratic-based incentives without soiling the wonderful culture that has been existing


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible experience."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many, some coworkers were bright people and the office had a nice view. Compensation wasn't bad and decent amount of vacation.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and they treat people terribly. Have never experienced such rude management that speaks to employees like they are peasants. Business is headed in the wrong direction and some employees are just downright incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees, give feedback and show some interest other than being a J/O boss. Some managers live the business 24 hours a day that they can't take a step back to accurately evaluate how to handle a situation properly.


  11. "Very good while it lasted. I worked with a lot of great people,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility. Paid based on contributions.

    Cons

    When the firm started to have issues with its flagship product, management should have taken it more seriously and acted quicker to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    A great firm was built only to see it crumble.


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