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"A good, solid foundation for starting your career"

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Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Springfield, MA
Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Springfield, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

--Diversity in the product gives you the ability to move around.
--Strong reluctance to fire people during the downturn. It was more likely that people would move around.
--Well capitalized firm (as it is the investment management arm of MassMutual)

Cons

--Sometimes management looked kindly at the wrong co-workers. For example, a colleague out-and-out plagarized a company report by using a sell-side analyst writeup and presenting it as his own. I am still scratching my head as to why management thought this person was a good analyst as this was done on many occasions.
--Teamwork needs to be improved. Portfolio managers frequently want to work in "silos" with analysts.
--Springfield is a tough gig for younger and unmarried people.

Advice to Management

--There is too much emphasis on the structured products, such as CLO's.
--Increase the independence of analysis by being less dependent on what the sell-side thinks.

Other Employee Reviews for Babson Capital Management

  1. "A good place to work long term"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Springfield, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    has a very social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Above average career potential for below average employees.
    Limited health insurance options.
    Management seems secretive.


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    "COmpliance"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Intern in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Compliance Intern in Springfield, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned the Rules and regs of the firm from the ground up

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities to explore other divisions

    Advice to Management

    Needs a solid internship program

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