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Jennison Associates Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jennison Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Small company culture is disappearing.


  2. "Employee-centric"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jennison Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation, casual work environment, superior work-life balance, professional attitude towards work

    Cons

    Desire more team and cross-team work, predictable career ladder and path within the company, thoughtful ideas towards efficiency and production innovation

    Advice to Management

    Product marketing and innovation


  3. "Great firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jennison Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture; Management acknowledges and takes care of top performers.

    Cons

    Management is afraid to let go of those under performing.


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jennison Associates (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm is small and as a result, you can have a real impact here if you show initiative and drive to get things done. You can help shape solutions that are the right ones for this firm - not necessarily just implement things you have seen elsewhere. It truly has a "culture" and it is one that is collegial, team-focused and long-term in approach.

    Cons

    Because it is small, obstructionists can also have a real impact - sometimes an oversized impact on progress and trying to move the ball forward. Its not a very authoritarian place so sometimes those people get away with poor behavior longer than they would somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to lead; people hunger for direction and to understand the strategy. Don't be afraid to get rid of people who don't produce/contribute. It isn't fair to your high performers to keep the poor performers around.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Culture needs overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jennison Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great access to the market and influence. Smart talented people on the investment team. Great comp for sr people and benefits.

    Cons

    Overarching problem is a terrible culture: "free for all"; despite significant formal structure, little ownership or actual management; CEO is a likable figurehead; lot of turnover and lack of growth attributable to culture/ values flaws

    Advice to Management

    Gut renovation. "Soup to nuts" 360 review and restructuring. Unfortunately this takes courage from sr mgmt (which is currently lacking)- a circular problem and how it got this way.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Best Place To Be 2 Years Ago, Now An Evil Den of Politics!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jennison Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful "Non Sr. Management" colleagues to work with, great profit sharing. CEO Is a very intelligent person and will skillfully lead the firm.

    Cons

    New Sr. Mgmt brought a ton of politics and their untalented friends to devastate a once terrific environment to work in. It used to be a place that you enjoyed to come in to work and you were proud to be there and wanted the firm to do well. Moral is low, motivation is low and politics rule this place of work.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and ears, the new policies and regime is not working. You've lost a good number of skilled and devoted workers, and will lose more from what I've heard, if you don't rid the place of the politics.


  8. "Great Company Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jennison Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Healthcare Great 401k bonus contribution

    Cons

    If you aren't an IP (Investment Professional) you are not treated the same way and if you aren't currently an IP you are never going to be an IP so don't even think about it.

    Advice to Management

    Need more room for advancement for Non IPs


  9. "Great Culture, Great Co-Workers but Top Heavy in Management."

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    Former Employee - Operations Account Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Account Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Culture, Coworkers, salary, and benefits.

    Cons

    Top Heavy Management. Some managers are unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  10. "Good experience overall but no opportunites for career growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    nice people, small company, good company culture, good location, good benefits, 9-5 work schedule amkes for a low stress job

    Cons

    management does not show concern for employees, lack of career advancement- they only hire from outside for management/VP level postions

    Advice to Management

    show some concern for the people that work for you- make them feel included and involved in some of the decision making for their work


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company with great culture; lack of upward mobility for non-investment personnel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The culture at Jennison is very supportive and trusting; they'll only hire those they know can work independently so there's little micromanaging. Many employees have been there for 5+ years. Also, the benefits are top notch. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    For those in a non-investment role, moving up can be a real challenge. Most people end up being in the same role for many, many years, which can sometimes lead to low employee morale. Management with last-minute projects and client 'fire drills' can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for employees to gain exposure to new responsibilities and departments; create a more strategic approach when dealing with last-minute projects


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