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Insight Investment Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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Insight Investment CEO and Chief Investment Officer Abdallah Nauphal
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very helpful and smart employees who want to help you learn. Open door policy with nearly everyone so it's a great learning experience

    Cons

    As an intern you do not have much involvement with the day to day working of the company and it can be boring.

    Advice to Management

    I think an intern would have a more valuable experience if they were more involved with the day to day of the company.


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Insight Investment full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing, so there should be adequate opportunity, Management does seek honest feedback and sincerely wants to improve and grow the company

    Cons

    Some people have poor attitudes, which can weigh on overall morale. But most people are good to be with. Pay a little on the low side

  3. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Insight Investment full-time

    Pros

    Excellent leadership. Expectations are high, but management is fair and even younger employees are involved and well-trained. A lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Initial pay is quite below market. Can be slightly slow moving at times, natural consequence of being part of a very large asset management business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Employees have a great deal of faith in leadership, generally speaking. Communication with juniors could be somewhat better, but overall good.


  4. "A Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work hours at Pareto Partners are relatively flexible. The company allows for a good work/life balance. Most employees are nice

    Cons

    -Senior management is already checking out, does not seem to care
    -Bad managers go unchecked,, can wreak havoc in the absence of management oversight
    -Low bonuses, low/no raises
    -Noncompetitive pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't abandon your responsibilities before the game is over. Is you want to have any kind of legacy, raise pay to closer to industry standards so you can get in some talent


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Investment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice, relaxed atmosphere - helpful colleagues

    Cons

    No room for career progression - don't get appreciated enough for work done.

    Advice to Management

    Make time for your employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Progressive organisation heading upwards"

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    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Insight Investment full-time

    Pros

    - minimal bureaucracy
    - forward thinking executive management
    - nice location (st Pauls)
    - excellent cultural values that are reinforced regularly
    - can challenge without fear of retribution
    - regular opportunities to get involved with social, and charitable activities

    Cons

    - investment in technology, faster VDI's would be great.
    - pace can be a bit overwhelming for those not used to it
    - streamlining processes, using collaboration tools would definitely help

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for making our working environment a pleasant one. We appreciate the effort that is being made in growing our business. In the short time I have been here I see the 'pinch' that teams feel for the amount of work on, but I'm convinced that as the business grows so will the resources and opportunities.


  7. "Fast paced, progressive, inclusive culture"

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

    I have been working at Insight Investment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. You really feel like you can be a master of your own destiny at Insight. There is plenty of opportunity to expand your remit, progress your career and get involved with different projects or work streams. Fast paced and exuberant culture. Strong leadership and open door policy. Senior management are very approachable and encouraging. The business has been growing year-on-year so it is an exciting company to be a part of, you really feel like you can add value at an individual and team level.

    Cons

    The workload can be challenging and it is a fast paced environment so you need to be willing to work hard and juggle multiple things.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong workforce all driven, receptive to change in the industry, robust growth in fixed income and liability driven investments

    Cons

    Compensation is very focussed on variable, still somewhat stuck in old cultural thinking on larger projects and infrastructure a little dated


  9. "Turnover of staff seems to be increasing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Insight Investment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personable CEO and generally approachable fund management team.

    Cons

    Mysterious disappearances of permanent staff, lack of honesty from middle management. Some departments non inclusive if you are not into the drinking and gossip culture. Not very progressive when it comes to flexible working. Flat hierarchy is great in some cases but creates lack of opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your losses with middle managers with questionable reputations. Being dishonest about why people have left creates a culture of fear and instability.


  10. "Culture & benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Insight Investment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office space, canteen, benefits very good (Aviva) on site physio.
    Friendly people, multi-cultural and very 'London' feel rather than typical corporate places.
    In the right department you are heard and can have a career.

    Cons

    Certain departments are clique.
    Not so much flat hierarchy as led on to believe in some areas.
    IT Systems laborious, too many gateways

    Advice to Management

    More communication and a fair attitude needed


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