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Updated November 29, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. 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.


  4. "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


  5. "Analytical Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Stamford, CT
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason as an intern

    Pros

    understood school schedule, work was not too demanding

    Cons

    sometimes a little boring environment

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Legg Mason as an intern

    Pros

    Wonderful team to work for, learned so much about B2B investing and sales

    Cons

    Long days and commute time


  7. "Great start to my professional Career"

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

    I worked at Legg Mason as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people, Lots of team oriented projects

    Cons

    I had a great experience as a intern

  8. "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.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason (More than a year)

    Pros

    Legg Mason was a great place to work. My colleagues were bright, hard working and enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  10. "Liked it a lot"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Legg Mason as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Matrix - Great Pay Great opportunities in Technology

    Cons

    I really liked the place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work love than open Matrix environment and the weather was pretty good too.


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