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Legg Mason Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good remuneration, interesting markets, good work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, healthcare, and work atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of cohesion in low to mid level management (in 3 reviews)

  • Lay-offs, raises, bonuses, lack of career development (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A good, solid place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, strong culture, and the management team was always looking out for their employees. Provided continuous opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    No strong cons for LM


  3. "Analytics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people, very inclusive, good opportunity for advancement as long as you show that you can handle the job.

    Cons

    Very slow when it comes to interviews and on boarding process. Like to drag their feet.


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  5. "Good working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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


  6. "Great company to work for"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Legg Mason Stamford Overview"

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Depends on your area but the firm is really growing and expanding. Left to be relocated so nothing to say negatively about the firm.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "LM Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Risk Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, communication and flexibility

    Cons

    Very long commute, high turnover and company wide lay offs


  9. "Needs better management & streamlined business operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Associate, Risk Department in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Risk Associate, Risk Department in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legg Mason full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stamford, CT Office: Reasonable salary & benefits, Good medical benefits; Coworkers are generally pleasant; Nice amenities in office & office park

    Cons

    Corporate structure leads to confusion and lack of cohesion because there are so many separate divisions/partners within the company; Some managers are very self-serving and unprofessional; Difficult to take vacation time because of workload & politics; Major in-office politics & power-plays

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the business so your company goals are clear to all employees; Be choosier about who reaches management and ensure they have management-specific training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool benefits and lots of great volunteer and learning opportunities. Also a very flexible work environment in technology.

    Cons

    Politics politics politics. Also a lot of bureaucracy and slow decision making. Don't expect projects to fly seamlessly.


  11. "Senior Network Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for really care about having a family

    Cons

    No cons every job has con but I haven't found one het

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and bring down cost of health benefits



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