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Hudson Advisors Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance encouraged" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Hudson has great benefits that are fully paid for and the people that I worked directly with were amazing" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and internal reporting overload" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Extremely high turnover but they do not care as this is the norm" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Office politics, be careful in getting caught up

    Cons

    good benefits, fun teams, meaningful work


  2. "Administrative Assistant- Don't work here!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hudson has great benefits that are fully paid for and the people that I worked directly with were amazing.

    Cons

    Complete lack of management structure for Admins, below market pay, no advancement opportunities, Admins are underappreciated by upper management. A lot of admin turnover as admins can get an EA title elsewhere with way more money and at a better company. Management makes the job sound amazing when you interview and first start, but then they pull the bait and switch and you end up working way more than they tell you, expect you to support way more people than initially thought with zero additional compensation and don't do anything when issues arise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your admins what they are worth, give them an executive assistant title because that is exactly what they are with the type of work and the people they support. The management structure for the admins makes zero sense and no one can help you when there are any issues and everything gets swept under the rug or goes around in circles. HR also tends to not resolve issues when they arise or do anything to help you. The direct manager should have more of a say in everything as they are the ones that know exactly what you are doing day to day. All admins should not be receiving the same bonus when certain admins don't do their job and just don't show up and the other admins are working their butts off. Admins that are not doing their job or just not showing up and break company policies should not be able to get multiple chances and still have a job. Also-Focus on your company culture because there is none and no appreciation for the hard work employees put in. All of this plays a huge role in the high turnover. The company thinks the high turnover is because of the people they hire-that is completely false and they are just in denial and not wanting to face the real issues with unhappy employees. Great place if you're desperate for a job, but other than that don't do it. Not worth it at all. You can definitely find a better job somewhere else. Especially in the EA market-there are so many great jobs out there at companies that will treat the admin team better and pay them what they are worth.

  3. "Anon"

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    Current Employee - Anon in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anon in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good as are benefits. Coworkers are a great bunch.

    Cons

    Management in Dallas, performance reviews a joke,


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Fire Jodi"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, resume booster, and location.

    Pretty much everything else varies on groups (I was lucky to have a reasonable VP to report to with my job duties).

    Cons

    Culture, turnover, disorganized management, and either extremely busy employees or ones that provide nothing. You really can't trust anyone at Hudson and they lay people off as fast as a McDonald's drive through. Jodi really doesn't care about anything except the general partners which good for them but pretty much is terrible if you work there and pretty much are looking to out source your job or replace you with technology. Pretty much everyone is looking to get out and there have people that have quit and gone on mission trips or quit to be full time unemployed ski bums if that speaks any volume to you. The company never has events so if you ran into someone one floor above you in the elevator then you'd probably think they worked for Larry North, Zix Corp (Well they all wear jeans nvm), or Kitano Capital. Honestly I was in a somewhat decent sized team and liked most people in my team but if it weren't for that would say it's definitely a terrible place if you enjoy the company other people and a job.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Jodi, seriously she shouldn't be in charge of operations.


  5. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    knowledge and hard working colleagues with vast and differing backgrounds

    Cons

    Long hours and internal reporting overload


  6. "Thick skin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, perks, nice office.

    Cons

    Lots of politics , never fully know where you stand.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere while also a fun environment. Many perks to working at Hudson including great team building functions and holiday parties. Terrific people to work with that know their job and also accomplish their job. No dead wood allowed to drift in this company. Beautiful offices to work in and paid parking in Uptown - not a usual perk for many Dallas companies.

    Cons

    Hudson does not use the title of "Executive Assistant" as this would require a boost in salary even though we are exactly that - Executive Assistants. The pay for the Administrative Assistants is a little below the market and the annual raises won't really make a difference in the paycheck at the end of the day as these are barely above a cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the administrative team better to ensure that the hardworking talent that supports the execs remain at Hudson instead of looking elsewhere to simply make enough money to exist. This is a terrific company to work for but the salary offered and my ability to live on these wages is far more important.

  8. "Individual work teams have different cultures"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Each team has its own culture. Makes strong ties within team.

    Cons

    Long hours, but working in a good team makes them go faster


  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    The company offers competitive benefits and a fair salary for the job you are expected to do. The management is willing to work with employees to ensure they maintain a healthy work/life balance and meet family obligations. Otherwise, be prepared to work and to learn a lot!

    Cons

    401k matching could be better
    Huge swings in work load


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level experience gained

    Cons

    Beware of corporate business politics


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