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Brown Advisory CEO Michael D. Hankin
Michael D. Hankin
18 Ratings
  1. Unique Career Opportunity in Operations

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    Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    This firm is the most unique place I have ever experienced, and it's hard to imagine anything like it. It is incredibly fast-paced, filled with intelligent people that challenge each other on a daily basis, and there is continuous room for growth. As a meritocracy, you really can make anything of your career as long as you put in the effort. Other pros: - Mentor program with unlimited access to C-suite execs and...

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    Cons

    The rapid growth that the firm experiences can be a stain on colleagues. The deadlines are consistently aggressive. The standards for colleagues are also exceptionally high. However I personally find this to be one of the most satisfying aspects of the firm, as you can accomplish so much in any given day (it gets borderline addicting).

    Advice to Management

    Equalize the standards for colleagues across departments - treatment can often feel unequal.

  2. Great Company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time

      Pros

      Enjoyed the autonomy and role.

      Cons

      Can move slowly at times.

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      Excellent Career Opportunities

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The company pays for 100% of continuing education, and rewards colleagues for working hard. You feel like you are a part of something as an employee, and have the ability to make a significant impact. Great culture and opportunities for growth. Growing commitment to diversity and inclusion is impressive. Almost every colleague is extremely intelligent and hard working.

      Cons

      The company often takes itself too seriously. Some colleagues are hard to work with: dominant, aggressive, stubborn, and make others feel dumb. Quiet, sensitive people struggle to feel included or succeed. Deadlines are harsh and unrealistic, and project implementation is done without process or structure, and with little attention to the long term.

      Advice to Management

      Take advantage of diverse viewpoints, and leverage them as a resource. Don't set unrealistic expectations.

    • Helpful (2)

      Fast-paced, growing, independent firm

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time

      Pros

      There is significant opportunity, if you take initiative and communicate, to do good work, learn and contribute meaningfully.

      Cons

      Ability to advance or get things done can depend too much on politics and alliances with influencers, more than substance.

      Advice to Management

      Keep working on diversity and inclusion.

    • Great place to work and grow

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      Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Team environment is great. Training within Operations has been more than expected. There are always ways to get involved, always after work events and lots of hard working people to befriend. If you like challenges and being a part of a winning team, you will like it here.

      Cons

      It's a hard charging place. You need to work hard as people here are held accountable to set expectations.

    • Content Colleague (Operations)

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time

      Pros

      Honest leadership, transparent communication, invaluable mentor program, tuition reimbursement, open and welcoming culture, extremely fast-paced environment, true meritocracy, small firm feel.

      Cons

      This is a very demanding place. The pace at which the firm moves is beyond compare. This can take a toll on work/life balance. However, to those that excel under pressure, it is an opportune and welcomed environment.

      Advice to Management

      Brown Advisory management is very focused on both clients and colleagues. The management at this firm listens more than anything I've ever experienced. I advise management to challenge colleagues to use their voices and speak up more frequently so that action can be taken.

    • Senior Operations Analyst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time

      Pros

      Very Fast Moving and Exciting Firm to work for. It feels like a 500+ employee startup. The firm has Doubled in size within my years - less than 6 years. Very encouraging of continued education (FULL TUITION REIMBURSEMENT) which is very rare nowadays. Intelligent people who are experts in their field, dynamic and entrepreneurial.

      Cons

      Life/work balance can be challenging. Not a great place for complacency. Speed of change and generally pace is difficult for some to keep up with.

      Advice to Management

      Focused on the right things to grow the firm. Making technology easier to use would be great.

    • Helpful (5)

      Poorly managed.

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      Former Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      There is a morning meeting everyday that is very interesting. They provide full tuition reimbursement. The office is in a great location. Breakfast is provided everyday.

      Cons

      Frivolous with expenses. Private jets, off sites for executives. Operations staff are underpaid and required to work overtime frequently without pay. When bonus time comes around I saw an average $2k bonus in the operations space.

      Advice to Management

      Focus more on equal distribution of work throughout the firm.

    • Helpful (2)

      Old boy network alive & well here

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      If you’re under 30 and new to the company, your input, suggestions and opinion are more valuable than more knowledgeable and experienced employees who’ve worked there longer.

      Cons

      Expect to work ridiculous hours; HR is a joke; no transparency with salary ranges or promotion opportunities

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      Great culture, flat structure

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      Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Brown Advisory has a really flat structure, allowing young colleagues to really make a difference early on. It also has a great culture and is a fun place to work.

      Cons

      Compensation is below its peers in some office locations.

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