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Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. "Temporary Marketing Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Legg Mason as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Excellent compensation

    Cons

    There is no cons I can think of.


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    "Overall highly recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a high level of engagement and passion.

    CEO has energy and vision, he is down to earth and approachable.

    Great benefits, lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Not as much room for mobility or advancement as it was in the past when the company was larger. Could change if the company grows, but the push seems to be toward doing more with less rather than growing.

    Too much work! If you are good and motivated, you are usually pushed into doing more. These opportunities can lead to advancement, but they can also lead to burn out, or a work/life imbalance.

    Internal politics trumps logic sometimes. Best example is the random corporate title process. People with contribute less get regular title promotions, over people who get more done, but are not engaged in the internal politics.

    Too many internal departments / too hard to understand what each other does

    Parent company relationship with affiliates can be hard to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Company shows that it understands the importance of work life balance and tries to provides a good environment and policies supporting it, but it is not uniform across departments. It is evident that not all senior management are willing to put in place or enforce policies supporting telework or other flexibility options. This should be made more uniform. I worked in a department (IT) where the leadership embraced it, but colleagues in other departments complained about the discrepancy between department policies. Management should fully embrace standard policies for the firm and ensure they are uniformly being offered.

    Grow the IT department with more doers. Lots of leadership, middle management and project management, but not enough productive contributors under them; often key responsibilities are left to an individual contributor - leaving a person with no backup, or even an appropriate person to do a knowledge share with. When key people leave, too much goes out the door with them.

  3. "Legg Mason Summer Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was incredibly nice and interested in helping interns learn and contribute to the success of the company.

    Cons

    There was no formal internship program the way there is at many firms. This meant that the experience of interns largely depended on the division they landed in.

    Advice to Management

    Developing a formal internship program would be a great way to cultivate talent and ensure that interns got the most out of their experience.


  4. "Absolutely Outstanding Global Employer!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well rounded senior leadership team
    Head of HR smart, thoughtful, and truly cares about LM and associates
    Beautiful office
    Leaders walk the talk with investing in community and affinity groups

    Cons

    Must be a team player to thrive here so if only playing for the name on the back of the jersey vs front you won't do well

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Portfolio manager"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with good service

    Cons

    Purple Friday is not good

    Advice to Management

    No advice what so ever


  6. "A good, solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, healthcare, and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    The work can get boring as the company is very practical in its application of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Invest further in technology. Technology is part of the product these days - to forget that is dangerous.


  7. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Allows operational independence in the subsidiaries. Good environment

    Cons

    Decision making is a bit slow

    Advice to Management

    keeping the independence but more presence in the subs in order to be able to act faster

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent company to work for excellent benefits

    Cons

    nothing bad to say overall a great company that promotes continues learning


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Decentralized organization creates some confusion for centralized processes


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off
    Extra curricular activities
    Generous vacation time
    Great reputation in the industry and region
    Ethics are front and center

    Cons

    Management favors specific people
    Salary below market
    Not many opportunities to grow
    Maternity leave below average

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring certain people. It is demoralizing to people that want to stay loyal and grow with the firm


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