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Acadian Asset Management Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2019

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Acadian Asset Management CEO John Chisholm and Ross Dowd
John Chisholm and Ross Dowd
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "World-class quant manager with stellar culture"

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    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture is phenomenal! Everyone is engaged, smart, motivated, and willing to help. Acadian does well in encouraging staff to continue learning and developing either through certifications and/or higher education. Decision-making is pragmatic, promotions meritocratic (relatively little in the way of petty politics).

    Cons

    Junior positions on the Investment Team are relatively few so it can be challenging to grow

    Acadian Asset Management2019-08-12
  2. "Here's thirty pieces of silver, to pay the Devil"

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    Former Employee - Technical Help in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get paid. Lots of people who think they know what's going on but don't. No accountability. Can be subpar and make it big time. Love to play with new technology have no idea how it works get scared and run back to old principles everyone is the smartest person in the room !

    Cons

    Will find someone to pin it on so be careful Only people who stay can't find work other places so lots of old relics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it golden , pay that money

    Acadian Asset Management2019-07-20
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, generous PTO, great health insurance

    Cons

    Not many cons except for the business hours 8:30-5:30 which is hard for employees with families

    Acadian Asset Management2019-05-29
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A culture where competence is rewarded. Offers a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much negative to say about the company.

    Acadian Asset Management2018-03-25
  5. "Corporate Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    They treat employees really well, great benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    It would be great if Acadian was a privately held company.

    Acadian Asset Management2017-10-13
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Best place that I have ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Management really cares about developing employees, both personally and professionally - Open and welcoming learning environment where people are encouraged to learn for the sake of it, not pressured to stay in lane - Kind and compassionate coworkers, most with a solid sense of humor - Colleagues have a genuine interest in quantitative investments and coding - Lots of company, department, and team social... events with great food and drink. Did I mention the time they took everyone and their families one of the swankiest ski resorts in northern Vermont? They don't mess around. They want you to be colleagues and friends across the company, and they make it fun and tasty!

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    Cons

    -As with any finance company, there are those who engage in ego wrestling matches and make their advances at others' expense -Some people forget that it is small shop, team effort that makes Acadian special and try to steer the company in the direction of becoming just another Boston Brahmin investment company

    Advice to Management

    Stay Acadian. Don't be like the rest of these Boston finance/investment companies. You do you.

    Acadian Asset Management2017-02-21
  7. "Performance and Attribution Intern"

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    I worked at Acadian Asset Management

    Pros

    Acadian is a great company. The people I worked with were very friendly and I leaned a lot.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular that I didn't like

    Acadian Asset Management2016-10-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great boutique investment firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Firm management cares about employees. Employees have career development / growth opportunities. High quality firm with good long-term investment results and positive market reputation. Firm culture is achievement oriented but collegial and supportive.

    Cons

    Hard to move from some functions to others (say operations to investment research). Firm is still dependent on equity strategies so firm growth, and employee growth opportunities, can be cyclical.

    Acadian Asset Management2016-10-26
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Asset Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture of meritocracy, transparency, innovation. Even as a very junior employee, I felt valued. They take their responsibilities to clients very seriously.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many decisions are made by committee, and every meeting has 20 people which makes it tough to get stuff done.

    Acadian Asset Management2016-02-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management

    Pros

    Good Company with Well Qualified Employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication between departments

    Acadian Asset Management2015-06-18
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