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Legg Mason Reviews

Updated March 19, 2018
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Joseph A. Sullivan
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  • Very little room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • There is no cons I can think of (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good location, good products.

    Cons

    Cafeteria could be improved.


  2. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and learning new areas through job rotation

    Cons

    More employees with titles of manager or higher. Some managers do not even have any employees reporting to them. Virtually no room for career advancement. Micromanagement of work by managers who have never even sat down to understand what the job entails.

  3. "LEgg Mason"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun, friendly people, customer focused

    Cons

    micro managed, intense pressure to perform


  4. "Sales Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Service Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Service Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. work at home when needed, great benefits

    Cons

    company is constantly changing layoffs have been happening


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work Exp"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can to gain lot of functional knowledge

    Cons

    Horrible mgmt (IT), politics, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Stop your favoritism


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "Friendly work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is important to the company
    Friendly co-workers lead to a collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Silos
    Limited room to grow in some areas

  8. Helpful (1)

    "staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time

    Pros

    working conditions are pretty good.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher than it is

    Advice to Management

    keep moral high and work hard.


  9. "Good Company to Work For"

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

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Integrity
    Flexible work arrangements
    Good company performance
    Clear messaging

    Cons

    Support areas very flat
    Company struggles to develop employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Run don't walk away"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Horrible management that have no idea what they are doing. Completely clueless as to what it takes to move the office forward. Not willing to listen. This place will suck the enjoyment of coming to work. It's hurts just to wake up on Monday's.

    Cons

    If you want to grow professionally don't look here. Management only promote within the trusted circle and are easily influenced by what they are told by others not by what you actually do.


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