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NISA Investment Advisors Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NISA Investment Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great experience while i was there

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  2. "The job is meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The perks are good. I can go to the gym everyday and we get free lunch.

    Cons

    I've worked at NISA for a few years. The main drawbacks are most positions lack transferable skills and there's little emphasis on training.


  3. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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

    I worked at NISA Investment Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and for the most part a good work life balance

    Cons

    St. Louis isn't the most exciting city


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  5. "Investment Officer"

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    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of opportunity to learn and great work environment. Lots of young professionals with an opportunity for advancement based on performance, not time served.

    Cons

    Long hours are often required to finish work. Can require starting early in the morning so if you're not an early riser, this might not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more mentoring done by some of the senior people, but I think most are doing a really good job. Keep up the great work.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Trading Assistant
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks, smart people, good place to start working as a recent graduate

    Cons

    Tough to grow internally, have to move laterally to move up which is still no gaurentee


  7. "Reporting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Clayton, MO

    Pros

    Everyone I interviewed with seemed great. Clayton is a really nice, small town.

    Cons

    Seemed like there wasn't much of a social scene for college graduates. It's a great place if you're family already lives there.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone I met loved what they were doing and how the company was being ran. Hopefully this continues.


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    "Analyst--IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch and snacks. Free parking. Decent pay. New, clean environment. Desire to improve processes and resources.

    Cons

    Poor advancement opportunities. Discussion concerning career advancement is discouraged. Inexperienced leadership with mixed messages. Those that contribute the most may be overlooked.
    Lack of empowerment.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Feel valued, great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, but there are opportunities.


  10. "Analyst, IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors full-time

    Pros

    On site gym, free cafeteria with snacks, sit-to-stand desks, new and modern office space, free parking.

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, difficult to advance, management does not readily share information, no defined salary ranges based on titles or defined promotion guidelines, overly restrictive compliance regulations, subjective review process

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with departmental changes, define guidelines for salaries, promotions and annual reviews, focus on improving employees work-life balance


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst, Fixed Income & Derivatives"

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Fixed Income & Derivatives in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst, Fixed Income & Derivatives in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NISA Investment Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn in an educational environment with a flat management structure. Get the opportunity to work on a Wall Street-esque trading desk while wearing jeans and getting free meals in the fully covered cafeteria. Management is very down to earth and open to conversation with all employees. Analysts typically work 6:45AM to 5:30PM.

    Cons

    Relatively young traders and portfolio managers creating a bottleneck that slows advancement opportunities for young talent. (Mean & Median age of desk <30)

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to sell Nisa as something that it is not. It is not a hedge fund full of quants. It is a low-key shop with a great, small town culture.



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