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Legg Mason Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "My time at Legg Mason was a learning experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Global Investment Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the flexible working hours, as well as the ability to telecommute. The pay was great with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The word transparency was used a lot, but it was anything but transparent. There were too many "clicks" within the departments. Employee privacy was an issue, as HR was apart of the clicks.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to be truthful with your employees.


  2. "Legg Mason Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment was very friendly and the supervisors are happy to teach employees.

    Cons

    Nothing substantial. The location is pretty good for Baltimore, but its still Baltimore. Not the safest city by far.

  3. "Shadow of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, interesting people.

    Cons

    Unstable, inconsistent and uninspiring leadership. Inter-affiliate politics is stifling and the troops lack of respect for upper management leaves the firm rowing in circles.


  4. "Too much change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great office space, convenient (but expensive) parking, great location in Baltimore, good training and development opportunities (although it may be different depending on the department)

    Cons

    The culture and values have changed for the worse over the past few years. It's not Chip Mason's old company where employees were valued, rewarded and felt part of a family in a culture of "no chalk". De-centralized environment and communication with affiliates can be challenging. AUM outflows continue.


  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, ability to work from home at least once a week, positive growth.

    Cons

    Successive lay-offs created a negative work environment. People stopped working together and conflicts formed within work teams. Management had no direction. They were too focused on meeting a project deadline/milestone instead of rolling out a quality end-product.

    Advice to Management

    Value and utilize the strengths of the individuals on your team. Create a positive work environment especially during a time of economic uncertainty. Foster positive work relationships with other teams.


  6. "Worked as an intern and absolutely loved it! Everyone was really nice and helpful."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment, nice employees, good company culture

    Cons

    I was very satisfied with my time at Legg Mason.


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legg Mason full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Environment. Culture. Hours. Benefits

    Cons

    Pay. Lack of advancement. Raises.

  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people. Good company, interesting work, excellent people.

    Cons

    I only got to work there for a year and a half before the recession hit and they had to lay a couple of hundred people, including me, off.

    Advice to Management

    Um, don't buy a whole ton of companies in a short period of time?


  9. "Stasis"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits of mid-size, established company with exposure to global market and relationships with other major firms within the industry. Depending on function, stress level is generally kept low.

    Cons

    Future of business model in question post-recession, company execs don't seem to have a definitive plan for moving company forward which has ripple effect on employee moral and career outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Be less reactive and more direct, with a clear objective - preferably including some sort of initiative for employee development and growth, and possibly scaling back range of products/services to operate with more efficiency.


  10. "Quality Corporate Environment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Very structured corporate culture that allows growth and values hard work and committment.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have a clear vision for the company.


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