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Eaton Vance Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Eaton Vance Chairman and CEO Tom Faust Jr.
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Pros
  • great work-life balance; company is on the right track for future development; managers generally try to keep employees; (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to move from Ops to Investment team (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Global Fixed Income"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Not great"

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

    Pros

    Established, everything was well in place in terms of structure of the company and running orientation.

    Cons

    Managers didn't make effort to engage interns, not organized with what interns were supposed to do during internship, didn't make much effort to include interns with the team


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  5. "Managed Account Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Great Benefits
    *Great culture, at least compared to other financial firms
    *Attainable objectives

    Cons

    *Hard to advance, but that's finance
    *willingness to inovate can be hard, mainly because its a very traditional company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.
    More company functions could increase employee engagement.


  6. "Friendly People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with friendly people.

    Cons

    Nothing stands out as a con.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, low turnover, extremely intelligent people. You learn a lot and as much as you want to learn. Company is growing fast.

    Cons

    Company is fragmented, no cooperation between investment teams, salary is about 30% below industry averages. Can be tough to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Think about restructuring to look more like how most AM firms look like.


  8. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Great team, opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Not always the highest paying company


  9. "Laid back, but great technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Programmer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Database Programmer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient location (Downtown Boston), Great technology (Oracle, Eagle PACE, Ab Initio), "Pleasant" people

    Cons

    IT People are on-call (rotation), Unclear long-term strategy, Financial Services Industry shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision


  10. "Internal"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton Vance (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people. A nice work/life balance. Management is extremely bright. All around a great place to be. Positive environment.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room for growth. As a young person I felt I had to look outside the firm to continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The management team is great. They have a great group of leaders helping run the co, putting EV in a good position moving forward.


  11. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton Vance full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with great people

    Cons

    Constantly pressured to make to sales



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