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"“This place drains the life out of you!”"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

*Exposure to the trading department of a mutual fund not in a major financial hub.
*Free lunch!
*Seeing the light of day during the winter and hitting the running trails early during summer.
*Gym in the building - although pretty small.
*Sweet benefits.

Cons

*If you are slow to pick things up, you will be a target.
*If you have any sort of ambition, you will lose it.
*If you want managers who care about your success, you will be disappointed.
*If you think you will be respected here, you will not.
*If you aren't a yes man (or woman), you will struggle.
*If you want to express an opinion, you will quickly find it doesn't matter.
*If you show respect, you will not be shown it back.
*if you make a mistake, you will be told it doesn't affect your future - it does!
*if you want to transfer departments, you will again realize nobody respects you.
*If you give your two weeks, you will not see a quiet exit.

Advice to Management

Pretend to care. Fight for your employees instead of telling them to roll with the punches of declining performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Janus Capital

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exodus of talented people has left the weak in charge. Past time for a change!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good opportunity to get foot in the door
    -Denver company pays outsized salaries, bonuses and benefits
    -Capital markets are dynamic and interesting

    Cons

    -Current managers in the investment department are extremely weak
    -Sucking up is rewarded, not a meritocracy
    -Almost all the talented employees and managers have long flown the coop
    -Results have been weak and likely to stay weak

    Advice to Management

    Replace the "leadership" team in the equity department....it's obvious!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great first job because you won't know any better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Trade Operations Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Nice location in Cherry Creek
    - The benefits are similar to but not better than other financial services companies in Denver.
    - If you like doing the same repetitive work every day and not being challenged mentally this is a good place to work.
    - If you like the status quo, this is a great department.

    Cons

    - If you're not good at playing politics, this is not the department for you.
    - If you are a professional and know how to behave in an office, this is not the department for you.
    - If you like to have a work/life balance, this is not the department for you.
    - If you expect your manager to help you develop and grow as an employee, this is not the department for you.
    - If you expect the department to have the same rules for every employee, this is not the place for you.
    - If you don't like to be micromanaged, this is not the place for you.
    - If you think you may want to eventually get a promotion, this is not the place for you.
    - If you think management in the department should be transparent, this is not the place for you.
    - If you would like to work for a department that has a good reputation and isn't viewed as romper room by the rest of the company, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management by fear and intimidation doesn't work.

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