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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lifestyle, great work life balance

    Cons

    Senior management not in it to win it. Very passive, lot of lifers, executive team clueless to lot of the departments day to day and value add, they look at everyone to be cost centers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent


  2. "CEO = Chief Entertainment Offer"

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    Former Employee - Trading in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Trading in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Sizable. Brand name. Leverage resource from the corporate. Plenty of smart employees.

    Cons

    Disconnected sr. management; you will never see or hear from the CEO except baseball ticket raffle, etc.; favoritism by management, embrace bad employees, penalize good one; promote incompetence;

    Advice to Management

    Get real and be a real management team please. There are so many potential of the company.


  3. "Senior Portfolio Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    great teamwork

    Cons

    slower advancing, limited upside, fewer training opportunies


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people."

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are hard working, dedicated to the job.

    Cons

    Management is mostly detached from the reality of their employees, and the marketplace in general, especially in the SF Bay Area.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the "we're highly profitable" message when compensation lacks across the board for salaries and bonuses. No raises in 4+ years, empty promotions, and anemic bonuses when "profits are high" sends a hugely mixed message, and lowers morale greatly.


  6. "Associate Client Service Representative"

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

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Employees are recognized and appreciated for hard work
    - Cross-functional teamwork highly encouraged and appreciated
    - Receive big company benefits w/small company feel (subsidiary of BNYM)

    Cons

    - Slow promotion process
    - Red tape to cut through (result of both industry and parent company)


  7. "Steady she sails"

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    Current Employee - Asset Class Head in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Class Head in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Friendly people
    Thoughtful management
    Intellectual atmosphere
    Long term perspective
    Some of the hardest working strategist in the industry
    First class portfolio management and middle/back office
    Some of the best investment research in the industry
    Free coffee machines and milk
    Spectacular views from our office windows
    Ideal location in a dynamic building with lots of Silicon Valley types

    Cons

    Rough times in the industry
    Too much emphasis on indexing and not enough on active strategies

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Directionless firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people working here are very friendly and pleasant to be around. There is low pressure to perform and zero downside accountability when mistakes or errors are made.

    Cons

    There is zero upside accountability as well since pay/bonuses are related to how the company or parent company does. Management titles are usually inherited once their previous managers leave. Lack of employee morale related to future career prospects. Questionable long term goals related to innovation, technology, client growth/retention.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fund Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Investment Fund Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Investment Fund Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mellon Capital Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of people, pay was on par with the work

    Cons

    Job was very process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Management was good, I think the overall enviroment was good just not a goot fit for more creative types


  10. Helpful (5)

    "New CEO and direction needed!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mellon Capital Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated mid level people that unfortunately lack better management. Great Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Managers.

    Cons

    "Core" investment strategies changing all the time. No real focus!!! CEO not a portfolio manager/investment professional...

    Advice to Management

    Change senior management. This is an investment management firm - an investment professional should be the CEO!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Job, not a career"

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    Current Employee - Investment Fund Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Investment Fund Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Set hours, casual attire, extensive down time allows for employees to study for MBA or CFA...BNY reimburses part of the cost.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities, poor management structure, lack of company events and employee engagement

    Advice to Management

    communicate goals with employees and outline a career, no just the day to day work


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