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Hudson Advisors Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Work/life balance doesn't exist (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours not necessarily a con in Buy side firm (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Exciting deals, good work atmosphere, mist direct supervisors have a good disposition

    Cons

    Not much clarity or communication from the top

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  6. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    It is so much fun

    Cons

    Not a lot to dislike


  7. "Working Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Diverse environment to work in so its good

    Cons

    Too many management/company politics going on in the company

  8. "Desktop Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hudson Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, and company parties

    Cons

    Very look out for #1 attitude

    Advice to Management

    Respect employee


  9. "Great work experience, bad quality of life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in University Park, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in University Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, and does wonders on resume. Get to learn from among the brightest talent in real estate in DFW.

    Cons

    Lots of hours make work/life balance difficult. No job security, they have no problem with massive layoffs if funds are running dry.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as people vs tools.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Chop Shop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Decent compensation by Dallas standards, though for a firm this size pays much less than its global peers

    Cons

    For anyone considering investment or asset management roles at Hudson, do your homework! There are PLENTY of former employees to be found on LinkedIn and I should have listened to them prior to joining. HR encourages employees to leave positive reviews on Glassdoor which is why you'll notice an artificial spike in positive ratings over the past few years.

    - Excessive turnover by private equity standards. This place is a revolving door.
    - No team culture
    - Completely disengaged management who separate themselves from the broader team. Most of the time is spent updating them with endless presentation iterations in order for them to turn around and read it to someone else
    - Leadership in place has largely done so by being able to stick around the longest and are threatened by those with enough talent to unseat them.
    - Weird Lone Star / Hudson distinction causes for all sorts of internal politics
    - The firm doles out elevated titles in lieu of market salaries and bonuses

    Advice to Management

    The organization's flaws stem from poor leadership, which isn't going to change. The best advice is to do yourself a favor and avoid coming here in the first place.


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