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Brown Advisory Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Career Opportunities"

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

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced, growing, independent firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  4. "Content Colleague (Operations)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Senior Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poorly managed."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Old boy network alive & well here"

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

    I have been working at Brown Advisory full-time (More than 10 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

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst HR you'll ever experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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