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Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "Meritocracy"

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    Former Employee - External Regional Vice President in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - External Regional Vice President in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get out what you put in. True sales job.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and micromanages.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees

  3. "Great Entry-Level Job Opportunities and Training"

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Industry and public speaking training

    Cons

    Has gotten very political over the last year or so...

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your trust with employees due to egos.


  4. "Outbound Resolution Specialist"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great benefits.

    Cons

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


  5. "Internal Regional Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Curian Capital full-time

    Pros

    Curian hired other great IRBCs, enjoyed the comaraderie.

    Cons

    The management decisions were typically baffling.


  6. "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.


  7. "Was a good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, dedicated to making things work

    Cons

    Too much focus on product and not delivery of it via streamlined processes

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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