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Updated May 26, 2018
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MFS President, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer Rob Manning
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  • "Few Opportunities for advancement" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Difficult to move up the corporate ladder" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MFS full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. Great colleagues. Retirement benefits, healthcare, and bonuses were all good.

    Cons

    Sometimes working a flexible arrangement was difficult.


  2. "Fantastic Company"

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

    I worked at MFS full-time

    Pros

    All around good things with this company.

    Cons

    Not at this current time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and potential for big bonuses.

    Cons

    Culture has changed for the worse since multiple executives retired

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees. do not make unilateral decisions. hire people with financial services experience to senior levels.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros beyond my coworkers.

    Cons

    All these reviews about how great it is are from people unaware of the shady politics and undermining SVPs, especially in Sales. Bringing back sneaky people who smile in your face and then treat you like ceap through their chain of command isnt right. HR should be reading this and bringing back the people who brought them to a great place and get rid of the shady people. Too much bad morale because you are NOT paying attention.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who you force to leave. Someone's it is made up by just ONE guy


  5. "Analyst"

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    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 MFS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 35 hr work week.

    Cons

    difficult to move up, little opportunity for advancement.


  6. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at MFS full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good people to work with, lots of career coaching/mentorship

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, slow to change policies/react, lots of middle managers are set in their ways


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was good 10 years ago."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and that's about it.

    Cons

    First of all, don't trust all those fake positive reviews. Those are written by HR. Before 2008, company had very good culture especially in Information Technology . Since 2008, all the wrong people have been holding top positions in IT. Culture has changed to worst since then. Enterprise Architecture group is a joke. Bad decisions were made. Millions and Millions of dollars were spent on unfit technologies and as a result, there is a technological chaos everywhere. Unfortunately, these leaders are well protected by HR and the process of finding scapegoats to hide their failures has started. Won't recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Still there is time to fix the mess. Get right people in strategic decision making roles. Make MFS like what it was before 2008.

  8. "Electronic Desktop Publishing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay somewhat above the median and their benefits package is quite good.

    Cons

    If you think there is no such thing as a bullying workplace, think again. One woman in my department had to retire when the abuse got so intense hat she was diagnosed with trauma. There was also a second bullying case that was on its way to court.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't solve a workflow problem yourself, listen to a subordinate who can. Don't stand up in the middle of the floor and yell "Nobody cares!" Bad form, very bad form. Also, don't let your CEO brag about learning from and having worked with Michael Milken. Also bad form.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT benefits and does a lot of philanthropic work!

    Cons

    Too many levels of management.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MFS full-time

    Pros

    Smart professional co workers, A good working environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the corporate ladder.


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