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Curian Capital Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Outbound Resolution Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Subsidiary company of Jackson International Life Insurance. Closed business operations in June 2016.


  2. "Worst company ever known to me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing really positive with this company or Jackson

    Cons

    Where do I start? Too many to state.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as they ran the place into the ground.


  3. "Neat technology, poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to expand your skill set while making $$$, lots of autonomy, "high" daily requirements created really good wholesalers. Huge opportunities to network within Curian, the greater Jackson, and the financial professionals using Curian product. Obvious opportunity to eventually go outside and make truly good money.

    Cons

    Terrible technology underpinning the business. Daily service snafus, most of which I'm sure directly related to this vastly-underperforming back office technology.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Harvard Business School types along with the Showmen when you try and launch something like this. Otherwise we all thank you for the opportunity created for us.


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  5. "Lazy Leadership Doomed Curian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smaller company with a good team of people who were dedicated and tried to do the right thing

    Cons

    Parent company had little to no respect of the leadership and staff. Curian closed shop due to a lazy group of executives who are so out of touch they couldn't create a viable direction for a fairly successful business. If you think of old dusty men thinking they are smarter than everyone, you are on the right path to understanding what happened to Curian. Some of Curian leaders were to busy enjoying their titles and social engagements than running the business and making real decisions. In my tenure I did not see any true leadership but a lot of important titles following the established bureaucracy while ensuring they were not on the hook for anything that measured to work.


  6. "Curian Capital"

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    Former Employee - Monetary Control Specialist in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Monetary Control Specialist in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Curian Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Curian. My co-workers were great.

    Cons

    There were not opportunities for growth.


  7. "Too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a job. It is experience. It is in Denver. The people below management level are nice.
    It is in a decent area of town.

    Cons

    Management is deplorable. They treat colleagues like dirt. The parent company, Jackson National, screwed the entire company, which is sad. There were a lot of people who didn't deserve what a few people did to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Give your employees the ability to express their views without being penalized such as losing percentages of bonuses, etc.


  8. "Compliance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Curian Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong solidarity from direct manager.

    Cons

    The Firm is unwinding soon.


  9. "Good thought lack of execution"

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    Former Employee - Senior Regional Business Consultant in Minnetrista, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Business Consultant in Minnetrista, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative platform, nice front end.
    Good value proposition for advisors & clients

    Cons

    Senior management failed to execute & make nessary adjustments to the business plan
    IT & systems where not scalable and could not support the business

    Advice to Management

    Don't build a company on a non scalable back-end.
    Several missed opportunities to pivot business plan to take advantage of trends in the competitive landscape


  10. "irbc"

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    Former Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay for not challenging work

    Cons

    limited career opportunity- the only viable career option is to become an external wholesaler which is a major jump in pay and responsibility. Poor training program to go from internal to external

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to say here...if I were in management then I'd have some ideas


  11. "Was really good...now terrible"

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    Former Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Internal Regional Business Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sales desk team gets along pretty good. Used to be much better but some good friendships were formed. You do learn to sell and present well. Good work life balance. No working from home!

    Cons

    Company was a lot of fun when I first started. sales director was great, did a lot with the team for training and sales. Then he moved and things got worse. Lots of turnover on upper management and on the sales team. New National sales manager is very ego driven. Sales have dropped tremendously which affects commission. Morale is very low on sales team due to promotions that do no make sense and the lack of growth opportunities. Products are stale and performance has always been bad. Difficult to keep trying to sell this stuff with poor performance and high fees and still feel good about your job.

    Advice to Management

    there is another review here about lying. Totally agree with that. I was lied to and kept working hard with the promise that my time will come. "Just had to be the right territory and make sense".


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