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Loomis Sayles & Company Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture with fantastic investors

    Cons

    Very few people leave the company limiting upward potential


  2. "Enjoyable place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, generally a friendly working environment, supportive of growth and expanding education, location is easily accessible by public transportation

    Cons

    There are some areas where senior managers are very difficult , flat structure once reach a certain level hard to expand into new specialties


  3. "Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Very large company with red tape


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, products, compensation, and benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promotes from within
    Products perform well due to the strength of the investment team
    Parent company does not micromanage the firm

    Cons

    Interdepartmental relationships require time to navigate
    Flexibility in work hours, location, and schedule is available in some departments but not all

    Advice to Management

    Implement consistent options for flexibility throughout the organization.


  6. "Don't drink the Kool-aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Profit sharing, easy commute, clean work environment

    Cons

    Some of their employees have delusions of grandeur that is not just annoying, but usually leads to the mistreatment of others- women. Sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination is not only allowed, it is rewarded. Behavoirs that would warrant immediate termination at other companies are tolerated and management actually thinks it is funny. This is a casual observation-.They seem to be really interested in womens' careers after they derail another woman's. In my opinion, they are big phonies and it is just a coverup because the women they finally promoted should have been legitimately promoted 5-10 years ago. It seems like they only like to hire women who have had successful careers elsewhere -not a lot of home grown talent whereas every man that they hire is seen as someone with great potential. It is like they won't take chances on women and every man is an automatic grand slam. They retract job offers as well after you have given notice to your current employer. They do so in nonchalant fashion....a oh by the way...I did give you an offer and I told you to move to another country, but we are moving in a different direction-Better luck next time kid. Just bad people with no ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow sexual harassment, retailiation and wrongful termination, don't retract job offers, pay people who work in the same department with same jobs comparable benefits; recognize the fact that women's careers are just as important as a man's is to their families and stop treating a woman's career as hobby. Stop treating grown women with legitimate concerns as pouting, whiny children throwing a temper tantrum. Recognize the good men and women who work hard rather than reward people who merely indulge your enormous egos.


  7. "Management really wants employees to succeed."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tight knit culture. Coworkers are really there for you, and management is supportive and understanding. Advancement is achievable with hard work.

    Cons

    Longevity can lead to complacency among colleagues putting burden on others, and management can be slow to recognize this or take action.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Operations slave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Ops Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Ops Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are probably the best but yet I've spent a considerable amount of time here.

    Cons

    Very little options for career advancement and managers are pretty much clicky sexist discrimating slave drivers.

    Advice to Management

    If upper management only knew what the lower managers get away with the treatment of operations employees and special treatments like coming in late leaving early 2+ hour lunch breaks they get away with there would be a lot of management vacancies.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Decision makers cannot adequately gauge performance, character or ability of their employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time

    Pros

    Overall decent compensation package with full benefits. The company makes a fair amount of investment in technology where you are given the proper tools to do your job.

    Cons

    The old saying, "it is not what you know, but who you know" applies to this company in a way that is extreme. They have their star employees, the good people who do a great job and the dead wood. It seems to me the dead wood are the ones who seem to get promoted. They frequently taut how much they work as a team throughout the company, but that is not the case. I saw many great people not get ahead because they weren't the backstabbing conniving types only out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    pointless


  10. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loomis Sayles & Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and they treat employees at all levels very well. Wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Departments within the organization are not collaborative at all and many decisions are made within silos. The majority of departments are highly resistant to change and cling to antiquated processes.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good launch pad to the investment side of the firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst - Fixed Income in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst - Fixed Income in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loomis Sayles & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Upward mobility after 2 years is available if the right opportunity presents itself. You can learn a lot by working closely with product and portfolio managers

    Cons

    Pay is fairly limiting though strong benefits structure helps to compensate for that. Taxing work and hours, especially during quarter end

    Advice to Management

    None.


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