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Brown Advisory Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time

    Pros

    Very flat reporting structure and great access to senior leaders.

    Cons

    Confusing and vague promotion structure


  2. "Great culture, flat structure"

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

    I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time (More than a year)

    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.

  3. "Run......."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast, thats about it. Discounted parking in Fells Point. Good food and restaurants around area. Has own gym and showers.

    Cons

    Too many white collars. If you're blue collar, don't even bother. You won't fit in. Benefits for regular employees were at an outrageous cost.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking only of yourself and Partners


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst HR you'll ever experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of a single reason to work here.

    Cons

    HR is completely incompetent, can't answer any questions about anything.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding HR accountable for their work. Stop hiring idiots.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the only pro is quitting time!

    Cons

    Everyone is miserable! Upper management is cut throat, this company could turn a poodle into a pitbull! They promote and demote like nothing I have ever seen and the turn over is crazy.

    Advice to Management

    step down


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Perks are great but if you aren't someone you will probably never be recognized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome perks, young culture, great health and wellness programs, active in community service and sustainability

    Cons

    Nepotism, so many exceptions to rules you can't keep them straight, not a lot of diversity, lack of cross training, management still maintains high expectations and is demanding even when you're short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize cross training or documenting procedures so your people aren't left scrambling when you let people go or people leave


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Appreciate the people and knowledge learned."

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are above and beyond industry norms. Experienced quick growth and enjoyed entrepreneurial spirit. Brown Advisory has an eye to the future and focused on NextGen.

    Cons

    Brown Advisory needs more transparency and expectations should be less vague. There is a feeling of insider/outsider and a certain peak career progression.

  8. "Inefficiently Operated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time

    Pros

    Free food (although the company has started reducing the amount of free food in the office)

    Cons

    Pay (below market)
    Culture (run by fear)
    Too many people who don't know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good place to start but don't expect to stay long."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - most people are generally nice EXCEPT for a select few
    - nice benefits
    - tuition reimbursements
    - networking opportunities

    Cons

    - too top heavy
    - management does not care for your advancement unless you are in the inner circle
    - select people are extremely rude and exhibit outrageous behavior. They are never talked to or reprimanded.
    - offers stock options but it's actually worthless
    - creates an illusion of a perfect culture when in fact there is no such culture
    - not diverse
    - puts down people in lower positions
    - a lot of inefficiencies in processes and etc.
    - good performance is not fairly rewarded when deserved. What is the point of working harder if the end result doesn't change.
    - it's very obvious someone is posting fake reviews to make BA seem somewhat decent on glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being blind to what is going on. You're losing talent.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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

    I worked at Brown Advisory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aside from a select few bad eggs the majority of the people who work here are very smart and genuinely good people.

    Cons

    Poorly managed from an operational perspective and does not pay well. Too top heavy for the size -- there are a lot of male partners.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting people with little to no management experience in management roles and invest in your current employees growth opportunities as much as you do for interns.


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