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Aberdeen Asset Management Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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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


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    "Current employee"

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

    Pros

    Aberdeen has great benefits including free healthcare, exceptional PTO and sick time, profit sharing and a higher than average bonus program

    Cons

    Management stands around all day gossiping about their social lives while the lower employees do most of the work for poor pay and no acknowledgment. Men are paid more than women and lousy behaviour is tolerated from certain employees but not others. Raises and promotions are given based on who you know, and if you're in with the "cool drinking clique" based on hard work, performance, and tenure.


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    "Awful disrespectful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits there.

    Cons

    In the US offices, people get promoted for who they know and drink with, not for how qualified or knowledgeable they are. Senior management is immature. It's a UK based company and all decisions are UK-driven. Management is disrespectful towards lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and infrastructure, technology. Slow down with the acquisitions until you get the fundamentals set.


  8. "Recent Departure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity in graduate business analyst program to visit global offices; also opportunity to gain a lot of responsibility early on

    Cons

    Very little clarity or time warning in program for where and when you will be rotated to a new department; makes it very difficult to get desired placements

    Advice to Management

    Give graduate business analysts more comparable salaries to other similar rolls, also give more clarify on rotations in program


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance
    Collegiate environment
    Everyone is extremely approachable and friendly
    Wine every friday

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel isolated, not as much guidance from upper management as i would have liked

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "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


  11. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aberdeen Asset Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The committment to our clients and to our staff.

    Cons

    Nothing that is unique to Aberdeen.



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