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Legg Mason Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance is important to the company (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people with a high level of engagement and passion (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Overall highly recommended"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Analytical Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Legg Mason Summer Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Liked it a lot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "A good, solid place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Team lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work work work work work

    Cons

    Commute traffic work night shifts


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