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""Pass the buck" culture"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time

Pros

Money flies around this place. From the free lunches to the Acadian logo-ed swag.

Cons

The management system and performance review system encourages a 'me-first' attitude where people are unwilling to help or share experience. Money is king and almost all incentive is personal and monetary which leads to employees working extra hard to avoid blame while not so hard on teamwork or leading (in terms of management).

Advice to Management

Figure out a way to monetize a positive culture instead of the "race to the top of the title chain" in place now. You might have happier employees instead of just money hungry ones.

Other Employee Reviews for Acadian Asset Management

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Disorganized management structure, lack of support and training."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client Service Analyst in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sink or swim environment allows you to maneuver your job to take on ad hoc opportunities at will.

    Cons

    Bizarre management structure leads to no one wanting to take on to much responsibility (i.e, liability) or to effect the change needed there.

    Advice to Management

    Put some structure and oversight into place.


  2. "Best place that I have ever worked!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Management really cares about developing employees, both personally and professionally
    - Open and welcoming learning environment where people are encouraged to learn for the sake of it, not pressured to stay in lane
    - Kind and compassionate coworkers, most with a solid sense of humor
    - Colleagues have a genuine interest in quantitative investments and coding
    - Lots of company, department, and team social events with great food and drink. Did I mention the time they took everyone and their families one of the swankiest ski resorts in northern Vermont? They don't mess around. They want you to be colleagues and friends across the company, and they make it fun and tasty!

    Cons

    -As with any finance company, there are those who engage in ego wrestling matches and make their advances at others' expense
    -Some people forget that it is small shop, team effort that makes Acadian special and try to steer the company in the direction of becoming just another Boston Brahmin investment company

    Advice to Management

    Stay Acadian. Don't be like the rest of these Boston finance/investment companies. You do you.


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