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American Century Investments Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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American Century Investments President and CEO Jonathan S. Thomas
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, benefits and lots of PTO (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits and good learning environment (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible environment terrible people terrible human resources department's terrible pay terrible opportunities for advancement this is a terrible job (in 6 reviews)

  • Need to leave the company and come back for a promotion (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Century Investments full-time

    Pros

    Mr Stowers created a great legacy

    Cons

    Company tends to allow under performers to continue employment instead of dealing with performance issues

    Advice to Management

    Do not let Mr Stowers legacy die. There as a reason he was successful,and the more you stray away from his principles, sooner or later it will catch up to,you.


  2. "Generally Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at American Century Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at American Century are top-notch. It's nice to work for a company whose profits go toward cancer research, it feels like you are working for the greater good of mankind.

    Cons

    The company has gotten into a bad habit of implementing changes before they have been thoroughly tested because they want to meet a deadline. Sometimes extending a deadline can save a lot of headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make it a point to occasionally visit floors other than the one they work on. There are many employees who would feel so much more appreciated if you would just walk by and say hello from time to time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Representative"

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    Current Employee - Investment Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Investment Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Century Investments full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, people, PTO, health insurance

    Cons

    Call Center, micro managed, limited time to take PTO


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Client Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at American Century Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, some good incentives, fun environment

    Cons

    No room for growth, stressful and low pay for type of work.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Century Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work-life balance, respectful environment, teamwork

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement in certain departments, also some teams had managers who were really into favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits have traditionally been good

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to market, questionable leadership


  8. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Century Investments full-time

    Pros

    Working together to help investors reach financial goals.

    Cons

    Not much emphasis on developing employees and/or managers.

    Advice to Management

    Some employees are clearly not engaged in the mutual fund business. It is frustrating to watch them stare into their personal cell phone for hours a day. Reward those employees who care enough to produce on a daily basis and remove those who do not.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Client Service in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Client Service in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Century Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers who care and a company model built on doing good for others.

    Cons

    Traditional business model brings technological stagnation and system disjointedness.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Past employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Century Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with awesome benefits

    Cons

    Limited job movement since financial crisis of 2008. Paired back staffing levels.


  11. "Great company"

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

    I worked at American Century Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits and lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Technology is a bit behind the times but some departments are taking leaps forward. Not a lot of opportunities for advancement.



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