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Updated May 30, 2017
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MFS President, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer Rob Manning
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  • Too much collaboration and red tape (in 7 reviews)

  • Interested in growth opportunities, also as a young professional it would be great if there were vertical growth openings (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Co-op position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MFS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are all very nice and friendly, always willing to help. You are never alone.

    Cons

    I really cant think of a bad thing with this company.


  2. "Investment Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MFS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great energy. Hopefully nothing changes. Also great work/life balance. Young professional networking is encouraging. Mentors are available

    Cons

    Interested in growth opportunities, also as a young professional it would be great if there were vertical growth openings. Benefits could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing. This is one of if not the best firm to work for in Boston. At least for a 20 something young professional.


  3. "Manual QA"

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

    I worked at MFS part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly. Management is grate and the environment is laid back

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be all over the place. It sometimes remind me of "too many chefs in the kitchen"

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate culture"

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

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

    Pros

    I cannot say enough about the culture at MFS. This is a fantastic company to work for. It's a second family. Great company! Great people!

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are few and far between due to overall tenure within the organization. You will "grow in place" more than advance unfortunately.


  5. "Lack of transparency from Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none - good base

    Cons

    Lack of transparency / honesty f I'm Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to promote individuals that are not honest and truthful is concerning


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of Mr. Rogers like bosses"

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

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

    Pros

    People are great. Really great below middle management. I loved Rob Manning!! What a great Chairman. Too bad he is not involved with many of the departments to monitor really poor activity from the senior management team.

    Cons

    The senior management team says one thing and does a completely different thing. For instance, open door policies work like this - you tell your direct boss, they tell their boss. No open doors here.

    Advice to Management

    Bringing back people who were there years ago without vetting them thoroughly is such a mistake. Don't trust anyone from management. You will end up in a room with HR explaining why you are no longer employed.


  7. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Asset Control Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Asset Control Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    best work life balance, great benefit and decent bonus

    Cons

    less opportunity to move up


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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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 MFS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Everyone is very friendly and keeps an open door policy.

    Cons

    People don't seem to leave often, so moving up can be difficult.


  9. "Too much dead weight in management"

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

    I worked at MFS full-time

    Pros

    People are nice, benefits are good

    Cons

    Compensation does not seem in line with the industry and they do not encourage people to move up

    This is the first and only company that most of the leaders and management have ever worked at. They do not have fresh ideas and do not welcome new ideas. Someone who is 45 that has been working there since 22 does not have work experience to be in the positions that they are in. It is very frustrating for young talent.

    Also if you are promoted they do not give you salary based on your new job. They only give small increases over your last salary and think that you should be happy with that.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh blood especially at the top levels. People are frustrated with incompetent management.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MFS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly employees. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Very low turnover, thus not too many new opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing


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