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Eaton Vance Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great firm - good work/life balance, smart, nice people (in 17 reviews)

  • Great working environment, great people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There was minimal room for growth and no extra challenges to take on (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management will not budge with company policy changes that are current and modern (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Eaton Vance at a Glance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is the perfect opportunity to break into the industry

    Cons

    Lower level jobs do not off the best growth opportunity


  2. "Valuation Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Consistent schedule. You would know what you were doing every day and everyone ispretty laid back.

    Cons

    If doing the same thing over and over drives you crazy and you want to learn something new, stay away from the back office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Everyone was nice and there wasn't really anything negative about the people. The work is not great though.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Best work environment in asset management

    Cons

    Too conservative in some regards


  4. "Not perfect, but still an impressive and productive environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flat organization
    Not a political organization
    Care about doing good work
    A "decent" place
    Respects its employee base

    Cons

    By no means the highest paying employer around
    Some of the silos not that well managed

    Advice to Management

    If the 360 feedback on a department head is more negative than positive, don't just keep sliding along: be pro active!


  5. "EV"

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

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Great firm - good work/life balance, smart, nice people

    Cons

    Lots of different departments and silos within the firm.


  6. "Investment Operations Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere
    Culture
    Job Safety
    Opportunity to learn
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Salary (below market average)
    Lower-Middle Level Management Complacent
    Lack of investment in technology

    Advice to Management

    Eaton Vance is a great company to begin your buy-side career! The culture is very traditional & managers are very down to earth and easy to work with. The downside of this culture is complacency & lack of technological understanding.


  7. "Great company to start in"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance can be achieved here. Culture and people are great. Managers are understanding and supportive. People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Senior management will not budge with company policy changes that are current and modern. People are great but a negative culture is that people are afraid of taking responsibilities for actions made.

    Advice to Management

    Push changes to make the corporate culture more collaborative where mistakes are a lesson learned and a point to move forward from. Make changes to company policies to allow employees more flexibility and to spend more time with their kids.

  8. "Trading Intern"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, young vibrant desk

    Cons

    hours are not the best


  9. "Global Fixed Income"

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    Former Employee - Global Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Global Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, friendly atmosphere, great learning environment

    Cons

    lack of oveall department events


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Eaton Vance small company feel, great culture, more resources needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Small company feel feel while competing with big companies. Innovative. Access to upper management. Family oriented. Cares for employees. Generous ESPP and profit sharing plans. People tend to stay there for a long time. Culture is excellent.

    Cons

    Resources can be limited. Limited employee growth. People who do want to grow a lot tend to leave then come back, getting more experience elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, systems, and resources when expanding.


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