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Aurora Investment Management Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aurora Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work while the strategy was successful

    Cons

    Could not keep up with industry trends

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck in your future endeavors


  2. "Very Good"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Investment Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management of the company is very good.

    Cons

    Salary is low. They painted everybody with the same paint.

  3. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Compliance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly & collabrative work environment.

    Cons

    Variety of assignments were limited. Access to management limited at times due to travel schedules and multiple daily meetings.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management was highly knowledgeable and had an open door policy. They created a family atmosphere and were very generous to their employees.


  4. "Good experience but not the best for entry level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Investment Management part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a lot of people who have been in the investment industry for years, laid back culture, you won't have to work 60 hours a week, time off is easy to get, compensation is average.

    Cons

    Very top heavy, not much room to move around, can be boring at times, work can be repetitive


  5. "Disappointing at best; most people are nice, culture is very strange and management plays favorites."

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

    I worked at Aurora Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    The hours were great and some of the people were great. The benefits were good and the company had a great 401k match.

    Cons

    Almost all of the employees are very cliquey. The departments are very autonomous; people would only socialize with people in their department. There isn't much opportunity for growth, and unless someone leaves the company, there aren't promotions available. I never felt like I was treated fairly with my peers, or by management.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that management stress fair treatment of employees, and create some sort of program to allow people to see different aspects of the business.


  6. "A good name in FoFs, but has its ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great benefits. Management treats the staff well, and clients want to work with you. Collegial environment for the most part, and management are very smart and quite helpful

    Cons

    Comp isn't great. There's a bit of a "box-checking" mentality within the firm, and less innovative discussion. They don't communicate performance well or do a good job of training you or helping you advance your skills.

    Advice to Management

    You need to communicate more with your employees on both performance and expectations. You definitely need to do a better job of educating people and investing in them. This goes beyond continuing ed.


  7. "Very team oriented atmosphere in which you will learn a lot if you strive to do so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people with impressive backgrounds. Everyone is willing to help. A firm that you will learn a ton at if you are willing to go get projects and want to learn.

    Cons

    Typical cons that are present at any small firm. Nothing outrageous.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very smart people, great atmosphere, collegiate environment, helpful coworkers. Very good communication between groups and great networking opportunities. They have a great reputation in the market as well. Fully stocked kitchen and great building.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low. Advancement opportunity within the firm is limited. Sometimes work can get monotonous and boring. It is repetitive in nature and not very exciting. More of a job for people who have been in the industry a while.