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  1. "Interesting work and supportive environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company promotes from within. Company is growing. Offices in interesting locations - Greater Boston, Chicago, Portland, Greater San Diego, Miami. Management is not overbearing.

    Cons

    Boston office is not near public transportation

    Advice to Management

    Seek more input from employees


  2. "PA/Not a bad place to start. Although, if you can get a job here, you can get a job that pays more too"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meketa had some very smart people in the investment industry. Biggest perk was being able to ask them all sorts of fun questions.
    They reimburse CFA, assuming you pass which is a very big assumption.

    Cons

    - Low base pay (NEGOTIATE IT)
    - Lower bonus
    - Limited work-life balance
    - High emphasis on external and appearance management
    - Stay away

  3. "Very good"

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

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, solid growing company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees on initiatives, progress, goals, etc


  4. "Great Entry Level Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to Investmemt industry and consulting. Team is hard working and intelligent. Excellent work life balance with solid benefits. Supervisors are approachable amd understanding.

    Cons

    Onboarding and training lacks structure. Not terrible if you are outgoing and don't mind reaching out to people. Hard to find things to keep you busy after reporting is complete for a quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Think about maybe developing more structure when it comes to training new hires. Take this for what its worth since the compnay is smaller.


  5. "Great place to start your career"

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

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    *Great place for a young professional to start their career. The nature of the investment consulting business provides a bird's eye view of the overall investment industry.
    *Many different paths to grow within the company.
    *Fairly easy to get promoted, as long as you put in the work.
    *Management does not expect their employees to stay after hours, but on occasion it is necessary.

    Cons

    *Salaries are decent, but should be higher.
    *Bonuses are basically non-existent
    *Located in a suburb


  6. "Investment analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Slow career progress and poor mentoring


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meketa Investment Group employees intelligent people willing to work hard for the company and clients.

    Cons

    Improvements on management structure, communication, and incentive programs are needed. Salary is low compared to other companies.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly growing company; Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice and intelligent people to work with. Great culture – friendly, supportive environment. During busy and stressful periods the management tries to redistribute workloads evenly, even if it requires them to help out with the work of people they manage.

    Senior people are generally open minded and encourage junior employees to work along their side, which provides great opportunities for learning and getting on board of new projects.

    Rapidly expending client base.

    Nice work-life balance. It gets busy in the reporting periods, which might call for longer hours. Although, the managers do acknowledge the efforts, which sometimes results in a bonus.

    Cons

    Below average/average pay and symbolic bonuses are the main disadvantage.
    Training of the new employees at all levels should be improved, even if it calls for a new hire to be challenged more than he/she expected - more challenging learning curve will eventually turn beneficial for both: the company and the new employee him/herself.

    Advice to Management

    The higher pay could significantly improve situation: lower the turnover, attract competent talent, encourage higher quality work and dedication of the current employees.


  9. "Growing company with good work-life balance for employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meketa Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with smart colleagues. The company is small but growing quickly, providing opportunities for personal advancement for motivated employees.

    Cons

    Management can be slow to recognize the need for change, and should invest for future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growth momentum and reward employees who contribute to the firm's growth.


  10. "Objective Take on Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meketa Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was excellent, I worked past 6PM only twice. Great opportunity for senior investment staff with families. Both occasions resulted in senior staff thanking me personally for my efforts. CFA/CAIA reimbursement and bonus. Occasional mid-day activities break up the routine.

    Cons

    Pay was a significant issue, certainly well below average for a comparable role. Bonuses were mostly token in amount. This could be changing due to recent significant turnover. It was not clear that there was a set development plan for those at the associate level, besides taking over jobs that were left behind. No clear mentorship opportunities were available for junior investment personnel (this could be changing). Proprietary software was outdated and bug-filled for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Construct clear goals for junior personnel and make development/mentorship a priority.


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