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Brandywine Global Investment Management Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Hands down best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandywine Global Investment Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people, few office politics, strong culture that hires for good fit, sound business model

    Cons

    A bit conflict avoidant but working on it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great Content Team members - IT in disarray...."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technology Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of fellow team members is excellent in some areas. Once you are "in" the click you are safe.

    Cons

    No budget for IT and cost over-runs impact employee bonus pool rather than only the employee that blew up the project by accusing others of "not using common sense"...

    Advice to Management

    Replace your CIO and find someone that has come up through the ranks that truly understand software development and team building versus a friend of a friend who breaks down morale.


  3. "Great company to work for on the business side but not in Technology(IT)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandywine Global Investment Management as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company (or as they call it The Firm) has excellent and generous benefits. The executive board truly care about their employees and the firm offers good work life balance. Unlike wall street firms this one offers great stability and the executives are very approachable.

    Cons

    IT leadership is cluless. The technology used is outdated. Lack of vision. There is frequent turnover in management without any explanation. The CIO seems to be losing control of her group and her leadership skills are highly questionable and based on emotion. This has contributed to an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty and lack of trust within the group. Non existent career growth


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  5. "Good Small Firm. They are still growing."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandywine Global Investment Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small and growing fast. Learning opportunities are there

    Cons

    Management Overturn seems high. Need to focus more on growth real estate spaces

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees offer higher pay and also full time from the beginning no contract to hire.


  6. "Highly-educated workforce"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandywine Global Investment Management as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, helpful, and kind. Management is supportive and wants to help employees reach their potential.

    Cons

    Ambiguous hiring process...tend to fill positions as needed without much budgetary analysis or research into company needs


  7. "Solid place to work if you are the content type, but you can become bored quick if you are seeking advancement."

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The firm respects and values their employees more than you will find at larger firms, flexible work/personal balance, professional firm structure, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    The firm needs to focus more on promoting from within, there are also some serious egos in among the higher-ups in the firm. Employee's take the blame for much of management's flaws. Management threatens employees of job-loss in the event of a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Try to avoid the excessive blame-game. Do better evaluation of identifying key problems from within firm management, and definitely encourage promotion from within.


  8. "Securities Pricing Technician"

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

    I worked at Brandywine Global Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    company culture was very laid back, very friendly and overall it was a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    there weren't really cons. the building is connected to the train station which makes commutes very easy. Not much bad to say

    Advice to Management

    None. Advice to glassdoor, do not make a 20 word minimum. the management was helpful and understanding


  9. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Brandywine Global Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Company provides fair compensation, with a good life to work balance compared to other companies within the same industry.

    Cons

    Advancement between departments can be difficult. Not much mentoring from the investment team.


  10. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Learned a lot during my internship. Good location as well.

    Cons

    The company is not very big and is hard to get into. As a buy side, they seldom hire fresh graduates.


  11. "Great working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandywine Global Investment Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very motivated employees, Rapidly growing and well-run company. Everyone is open and willing to help others
    Pays very well, good hours, good balance between work and life

    Cons

    IT department is messy
    A lot of business politics
    Tough to get promoted