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Janus Capital Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to be, healthy work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • great benefits, good people, great location (in 18 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 (5)

    "Clueless and Visionless IT (Extreme Lack) of Leadership - Primitive approcah towards the data needs of the business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing non-managerial people to work with.
    Great benefits
    Cherry Creek is a desirable neighborhood to work in.

    Cons

    At Janus, during my time I saw senior resources leaving because of incompetent managers within a year. I noticed people being promoted not due to their talent but other reasons.
    Extreme Internal Politics

    Advice to Management

    The board needs to revamp the whole IT department and higher competent leadership!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A company in secular decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, solid benefits, talented workforce.

    Cons

    The elephant in the room is that actively managed mutual funds are dying a slow death, and Janus mutual funds in aggregate are average at best. 4-5 years of outflows have permeated into company culture. The sales and marketing organizations are in constant turnover trying to put lipstick on a pig - and senior management is too busy worried about poor investment performance to manage any other areas of the business effectively. The company is dying very very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate non-investment personnel more evenly - especially when the investment team is hurting the rest of the firm.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Depends on what side of the business you work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Services Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Fund Services Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work on the investment side of the business, the pay and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    If you work in a supporting role, such as the transfer agency, call center, back office, there is very little appreciation or value placed on what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Management of the company needs to stop treating the investment team and executives like royalty at the company. It takes an entire company rowing together in the same direction to be successful. People in the transfer agency are treated like a necessary evil who are a dime a dozen. Investors are pulling money out of Janus in record amounts not because of the service provided to the clients, but because of the poor investment results generated by the investment team.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting company with great benefits, but seriously disconnected IT Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is upbeat and modern, benefits are second to none. Multiple locations to choose from, not just Cherry Creek. Interesting variety of work.

    Cons

    New IT management from Boston were so out of touch, it defies logic. So many long timers left or were forced out, that I can only assume that was the plan, in order to cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    None. The IT management decision was made with all factors known, and the destruction of a good IT shop was painful to see.


  6. "Great place to build your career and skillset"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Janus Capital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    friendly collaborative culture working with talented driven indivudals

    Cons

    You can get caught up in the politics if you don't pay attention.

    Advice to Management

    continue building a strong and solid leadership team that doesn't rotate every 2 to 3 years.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, nice coworkers, but not so great management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, time-off, great people, great location

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, condescending, untrusting, abusive managers

    Advice to Management

    Take manager reviews seriously


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good team to work with - very dedicated group. Main building in the heart of Cherry Creek - fun location.

    Cons

    Like anyplace, can be political


  9. "Great company, with great culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Janus Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Tom Bailey instilled a more relaxed atmosphere then most mutual fund companies even with his absence. Information is freely shared about fund performance and management.

    Cons

    Communication is key. There were often changes that were not communicated until they occurred. There are business reasons for this, however.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key!


  10. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great benefits, flexible work schedule, great office location.

    Cons

    Often times there is no obvious career path. Some departments can be very political.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "You're promoted by being a favorite not your hard work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant 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

    Great benefits and work life balance is as well.

    Cons

    No raises for 3 years straight while other firms in the same industry are giving raises, 401k mutual funds only offers Janus mutual funds and no outside mutual funds, management tries to tell you things are getting better by buying you new office supplies, if you are hourly they will not pay yu for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Promote on merit not on both of you enjoy the same sport team. Treat everyone equally



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