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Federated Investors Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Federated Investors President, CEO, and Director J. Christopher Donahue
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, really respects having a life outside of work (in 5 reviews)

  • Very good company, good culture, good people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Conservative dress code and culture is getting dated (in 7 reviews)

  • not a lot of room for advancement in most depts (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company, loyal to its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time

    Pros

    Federated is loyal to its employees, high degree of professionalism, employees tend to have very solid academic backgrounds, continued education is encouraged, executives are extremely approachable and willing to listen.

    Cons

    Peers do pay more, benefits are good not great.


  2. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice people

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to advance their careers with the company

  3. "Organization of Yinzers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time

    Pros

    None, unless you are a member of the "Pittsburgh royalty" (Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris, IUP, some local part-time MBA grad program)

    Keys to success:
    - get divorced
    - throw tantrums
    - take coffee breaks

    Cons

    Lots of yinzers who backstab each other because they don't know anything better.


  4. "A terrible outdated organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Chris and Tom are not their dad..they need to realize that it is time to sell the company. They have created an environment that engenders mediocrity and a safe haven for baby boomers who are beyond their prime.


  5. "Great People, Slow Uphill Climb"

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

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time

    Pros

    The people at this company are amazing.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Create better, more innovate employee programs


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not too Great"

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Compliance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Company has excellent reputation
    - Nice cafeteria

    Cons

    - Not for you if you aren't a white, Catholic male
    - Extremely outdated technology
    - Management structure is based on time spent with company, not skill
    - HR is not a safe space for employees
    - All disciplinary procedures are extremely subjective
    - Old school employees will not change mind set

    Advice to Management

    - Update your technology
    - Open up to new ideas, the old way is not necessarily the best way


  7. "Client service representative"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Federated Investors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, benefits starting day one,

    Cons

    No room for advancement in the offices that aren't in Pittsburgh. Micromanagement, managers are far behind time

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Service in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Service in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federated Investors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really great training, most people are very polite, staff & employees all very helpful with any issues you have, great benefits, very fair company, always professional, managers are usually fair & professional toward all employees. They allow & help with transfers to other depts so there is always room for new position or advancement, usually hire from w/in first & then outside hires.

    Cons

    Some late hours are required, only have offices in the city, occasionally there are transfer & hiring freezes that don't allow you to transfer or advance when you want to or need to.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexible hours when possible, allow transfers to other areas w/ no freezes.


  9. "Internal Sales"

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

    Pros

    good entry level job, selling mutual funds via phone.

    Cons

    advancement in the company is limited and slow


  10. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Excellent internship program. I always had plenty of work and was kept busy with interesting projects and tasks.

    Cons

    Hard to get an opportunity with Federated if you don't have a relative or close family friend who works there.


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