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Janus Capital Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Janus Capital CEO and Director Richard M. (Dick) Weil
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Pros
  • Great place to be, healthy work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • great benefits, good people, great location (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management goes through a revolving door (in 5 reviews)

  • Middle management is useless (they don't care for the overall benefit to the firm's success, nor their team's success (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is well below market rates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The office is very nice and cherry creek is a very nice location with lots of new construction. 401k matching meets market standards and there's free parking.

    Cons

    If you plan on working here you first need to determine your market value then discount it by 10%. Everyone not on the 7th floor is treated poorly in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect hard work if you won't pay market rates


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Good Culture
    Nice Management
    Good location

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth
    Salary
    Bonus

    Advice to Management

    Stop making so many changes


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor equity performance is weighing the company down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free soda and cherry creek is a nice area to work in

    Cons

    The upcoming merger is ensuring the Denver office becomes nothing more than a satellite office so the growth opportunities are minimal. Pay is below standards as well

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to beat the S&P


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun company, but lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of fun events thrown for employees, amazing holiday party, and great benefits. Most people are great to work with (depending on the department).

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere, and it's very hard to get promoted. I've seen people who have been in their roles for 10 years before getting promoted. It's very dependent on whether you have a supportive boss who will develop you to progress in your career.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Changing Culture, Less Colorado, More Boston/New York"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great location in Cherry Creek, and an amazing and interesting history.

    Cons

    Janus used to be a very unique and special place, due in large part to the values and culture directly brought into being by its original founder. The company used to be, proudly, Colorado culture and quite specifically not a typical Wall Street company.
     Eventually, after Tom Bailey's retirement, the executive leadership became more and more East Coast financial slickers, which over time undermined the 4-decade long unique culture that was.

    Advice to Management

    Now, after the acquisition/merger, hard to say how it could ever be possible to get back you your roots, but finding something special and differentiating would help. There are still a lot of very talented, dedicated, and long-tenured employees there, and they are growing weary.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Total chaos"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally the people are really nice and great to work with. Home office in Denver is a plus and they have great employee benefits. A lot of smart people that work really hard but we don't get the desired results.

    Cons

    Too much turnover and layoffs are coming with the upcoming Henderson merger. No matter how hard we try it's difficult to get any traction for moving the dial on AUM and sales. AUM has been generally flat for what seems like the past decade.

    Advice to Management

    Stability and continuity is key. Focus more on employees.


  8. "Most amazing place I've ever worked."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    People, Culture, Opportunity, Benefits, Fun, Innovative, Energizing atmosphere, you are surrounded by smart/hard working people that become life long friends

    Cons

    None. I can't think of any. It's truly a wonderful place. Anyone would be lucky to work here. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "investment accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time

    Pros

    benefits nice people lots of free food!

    Cons

    toxic culture, people are promoted based on who they are buddies with, good people will eventuaally leave like i did!

    Advice to Management

    promote who BEST for the job, not your FAVORITE


  10. "Vacation and Paid Time Off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous PTO package as your years of service and level increases. You will find you have more than you ever could need. Employees can also roll a certain amount of PTO to the next year.

    Cons

    Rollover PTO must be used within the first 6 months of the new year or you lose it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees for unused PTO, especially when they are unable to use it due to project deadlines or providing coverage for team members who are out on disability or maternity/paternity leave.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Happy but..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Great Diversity Initiatives and Professional Development
    - You can tell the EC really cares about the employees
    - The people
    - Work / life balance

    Cons

    - There is constant change happening there. From PM turnover, to mergers, to restructuring. We would always joke "never a dull moment" which is an unsettling feeling to employees.
    - Sales / Marketing misalignment
    - The "new" CMO is from the old school thought of marketing
    - Constant random acts of marketing and no real research of what is performing well and what isn't. Employees create so much collateral that doesn't even get utilized. Not for lack of effort, but the market has changed. 92% of content in general doesn't ever get used. This is not an efficient use of the marketing folks time. They would really benefit from more BI and more modern approaches to marketing.
    - A limited amount of people make the decisions and if you don't abide by their way of doing things, then you are ousted.
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    Advice to Management

    - Mktg dept in general; listen to the people, learn modern marketing, stop the random acts of marketing


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