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Brandes Investment Partners Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Database Analyst"

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     in Del Mar, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Brandes values employees and invests in their continued education and training. The company also invested in current technology. I worked with the best people and still keep in touch with some of them. Brandes listens to their employess. While I was there they distributed an confidential annual survey to the employees to rate Brandes and its management. The survey was conducted by an outside party. Action was taken to correct issues that needed to be or could be corrected and general survey results were shared company wide by the executive management at several meetings. Town hall meetings were held to discuss company status. Management had open door policy. Each department had a budget for team building activities. Most employees were loyal and worked hard to produce quality work because you were motivated. There were little perks and big perks but overall just a solid company to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Brandes Investment Partners2016-10-06
  2. "Work/Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family oriented, flexibility, great people, great benefits

    Cons

    No one has gotten a raise in years

    Brandes Investment Partners2019-10-18
  3. "Good company going thru a challenge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues; good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of raise/promotion due to challenging market condition

    Brandes Investment Partners2019-06-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build solid fundamentals / lack of culture and development"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Surrounded by smart people - Great training program in finance fundamentals - Very supportive of progress towards CFA - Good launching pad for b-school or another industry. Most RAs don't stay in the industry out of personal interest but tend to do well w/b-school apps or in other finance positions - Work life balance is great. 45-50 hours is pretty standard. Very low stress with few real deadlines.

    Cons

    - Camaraderie and culture is pretty bad in Research. No happy hours, the Analysts don't care about the RAs, and firm wide morale is low after some layoffs. People in general are very nerdy. - No room for development past the RA stage. RAs can stay on for 4-5 years but the best route is to stay for 2-3 if leaving for b-school or changing industries. - Pay is a bit low but some of that is just a function of being in San Diego. - If you get stuck with a bad analyst you could have a bad experience. Luck of the draw here. - Almost all RAs get the same ranking (4/5) for bonuses so there is little incentive to go above and beyond.

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    Brandes Investment Partners2019-04-30
  5. "Was a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time

    Pros

    Nice building to work in

    Cons

    They used to care about their employees but not anymore

    Brandes Investment Partners2018-08-23
  6. "Great benefits, that's it."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Monetary compensation is good. Long-term retention benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Negative reinforcement is the primary management tool. Micromanagement is normal. Undermining of employees ideas and belittling of input. Constant mixed signals and shifting priorities; nothing gets 'done'.

    Brandes Investment Partners2018-06-05
  7. "Associate"

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

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time

    Pros

    allowed to work fairly independently, with minimal supervision and communication.

    Cons

    biases, and variability in career progression, compensation and opportunities, which are not fair.

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    Brandes Investment Partners2018-01-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Partners take care of only themselves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Most people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management only care about themselves. Have no idea what people below them do. A lot of incompetence in supervisors and managers. No raises for 7+ years. Basically, partners take care of themselves with no money to share with the worker bees.

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    Brandes Investment Partners2017-03-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start out career. Smart and supportive coworkers. Most people are hardworking and passionate about what they do. The work itself is interesting and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    No career progression from research associate to analyst. They expect employees to go to business school after 4 years. There are a few analysts who are more difficult to work with (most are great). Very little differentiation in pay between those who put in a lot of hours and have very high quality work and those who don't.

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    Brandes Investment Partners2015-12-20
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandes Investment Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good leadership, high-quality facility and dedication to creating a great work environment for its employees.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth and advancement of career are somewhat lacking. Also, company is very dedicated to its employees which is usually great, except for when employees are allowed to get away with not doing work and causing workplace drama without much or any resulting discipline. Salary also not great.

    Brandes Investment Partners2014-11-06
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