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Updated October 11, 2017
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  • Some technologies they are using are pretty old (in 2 reviews)

  • Not too many young people on the IT team (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GMO full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Minimal upward movement in operations


  2. "Software Developer coop"

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

    Pros

    Flexible time. Unlimited vacation time

    Cons

    there is no work latter, you get new position if someone else leaves.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of very smart people
    good reputation in industry

    Cons

    The investment performance has not been good lately


  4. "Latin Finance Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GMO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and flexible time. Unlimited vacation time

    Cons

    there is no work latter, you get new position if someone else leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep loyal employees.


  5. "Investment Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable firm, generally nice people

    Cons

    Compensation is weak relative to other investment firms


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits, those in higher positions were very willing to help out those early on in their careers

    Cons

    Company is downsizing so little room for long term growth


  7. "Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at GMO full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Unlimited Vacation, no medical premiums, Good compensation

    Cons

    It used to be a great small company feel, its getting more and more bureaucratic and political. Loosing AUMs and had the first over layoffs in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring back the old small company feel.

  8. "Quantitative Research"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Research in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Research in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GMO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with very smart people and a flat structure.

    Cons

    It seems the firm is in transition and I hope they will find new consistent trading strategies, in line with current market's peculiarities.


  9. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Attleboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GMO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Many changes in management in the last few years

    Advice to Management

    look at what make this company great before


  10. "Company going through a rough time"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees encouraged to contribute ideas and start new projects
    Work environment is supportive except maybe at the top
    Lots of bright capable people
    Prestige of working for a well-regarded investment firm

    Cons

    Since investment performance has mostly been sub-par lately, profitability and compensation have suffered
    Currently the firm is operating with an interim CEO, creating some uncertainty about the future
    Regulatory environment and popularity of passive strategies are not favorable for active-management firms like GMO

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investment approaches where GMO has a competitive advantage. Don't try to be all things to all people. Insist on accountability at all levels.


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