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GMO Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2019

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4.2
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82%
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92%
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Brad Hilsabeck
25 Ratings
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  • "Not suitable for international students because they don't offer Full time due to their visa policy(in 4 reviews)

  • "Not very flexible work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Leaders in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GMO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely smart co-workers Generous benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Move slowly as a company

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay in front of the industry instead of lagging

    GMO2019-05-02
  2. "Strong investment focus but struggling in many areas"

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    Former Employee - Portolio Manager 

    I worked at GMO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Long term focus in investing - High degree of autonomy - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Sustained poor performance in many funds - Company had a tendency to have investment "fiefdoms" with minimal mutual cooperation

    GMO2019-07-03
  3. "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at GMO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible and work life balance for intern.

    Cons

    No chance to become a full time.

    GMO2019-06-12
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    "Good office location"

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    Former Employee - Reconciliation Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GMO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, bonuses, people

    Cons

    Salary, opportunities to move up

    GMO2019-03-12
  5. "Great firm, great culture, highly ethical"

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    Current Employee - Equity Research in Boston, MA

    I have been working at GMO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Thought leaders, great benefits, excellent leadership

    Cons

    Career advancement is opaque, not enough meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood

    GMO2019-02-10
  6. "Investment Controls Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at GMO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mentorship, Good hours, Good team

    Cons

    Lack of further growth after a couple months.

    GMO2019-01-10
  7. "Portfolio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GMO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good comp package, company truly cares about employees. Pleasant colleagues to work with. Fantastic office location

    Cons

    investment team silos a challenge

    GMO2018-12-17
  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GMO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, people, acquisitions of skills, networking

    Cons

    Small - hard to move up, can be pretty political. Low initial pay

    Advice to Management

    Set better career paths

    GMO2018-11-06
  9. "Heading back in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GMO

    Pros

    Management working hard to right the ship. Getting new important clients.

    Cons

    Tough environment for value guys.

    GMO2018-09-17
  10. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GMO full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and smart people. Lots of latitude. Strong current management.

    Cons

    Very siloed teams. Inefficient sharing of resources.

    GMO2018-09-26
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