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Jennison Associates Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. "Best Company I've Worked At"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart, talented people. Amazing learning opportunities. Incredible health and 401k benefits.

    Cons

    High pressure to get a lot of work done that was less enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining the culture carriers at the firm, people who have been there 10+ years. Ensure they are mentoring and ask them for feedback on how to keep Jennison great.


  2. "Senior Associate"

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    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.

  3. "Great firm"

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    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.


  4. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in the company are very nice and friendly, environment is very pleasant. Culture is good. Compensation and benefits are generous. A lot of lunch and learn presentations. Good hours and work/life balance. Profit sharing plan is a nice addition to the package. Location is good.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for career advancement. Employees stay in the same positions for years and decades. It could be a good thing if you're looking for a secure job, but not if you want to learn new skills and progress in your career.


  5. "Great Company Great Benefits"

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    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    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

  8. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly culture, amazing benefits, many long service people who really care about the firm, low turnover and you get the feeling management really cares about the people.

    Cons

    The firm has experienced significant growth and the culture has changed from a more laid back environment to one with a more intense, busy pace.


  9. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Bonus
    Profit sharing
    Culture
    Company really looks after employees

    Cons

    Management overlooks managers inability to manage and focuses only on results. Results are important but when turn over is egregious and a blind eye is turned it results in the ability to retain talent.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews
    Mandatory management skills training annually


  10. "It is what you make it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great people and opportunity is there if you perform and make an effort

    Cons

    Roles are becoming too specialized and redundant which doesnt allow for much outerdepartment exposure, leadership doesnt seem accountable for errors and promotion criteria is somewhat questionable

    Advice to Management

    Remove the cancers quickly and if there are hiring mistakes act promptly. The culture depends on everyone having faith leadership. Once that erodes, its a domino effect.


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