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Orbis Investments Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Investment analyst intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Orbis Investments as an intern

    Pros

    Significant degree of independence in how one structures one's work.
    Opportunities to contribute to investment decisions early on.
    Little focus on "face time" (though this may have changed since).

    Cons

    Limited guidance for junior staff on investment process/philosophy.
    Too little communication across the investment team.


  2. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Orbis Investments full-time

    Pros

    Extremely smart people.

    The investment philosophy is great.

    People really believe in long-term investing.

    Cons

    Not always clear what the strategy and the vision is. Can also be quite political which makes it hard to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture and people. Great confidence in investment strategy and really good results.


  3. "great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbis Investments full-time

    Pros

    strong culture, nice people, performance driven

    Cons

    managing growth without diluting culture


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  5. "Smart set-up"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The investment set-up and philosophy is smart. Generate ideas and discussion within the team.
    Smart people working there

    Cons

    Not always clear how ideas are implemented, lots of politics involved , a lot more than what their philosophy and framework would suggest.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your process and values.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to start your career!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Fund Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Fund Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orbis Investments as an intern

    Pros

    Endless opportunities for new hires to develop skills and figure out exactly what they are passionate about doing.

    Cons

    None, I have nothing but great things to say.


  7. "Great place for a summer intership"

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

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, very nice company to have an internship.

    Cons

    The work is not very challenging.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Blue chip long-term focussed investment manager"

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

    Pros

    Intense, meritocratic, highly ethical, good long-term growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Extreme long-term focus can mean slow decision making.


  9. "A pleasure to work for with great compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hamilton (Bermuda)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hamilton (Bermuda)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Successful, focused on improving, feeling valued, and great benefits/bonus.

    Cons

    Some inefficiencies in operation and management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Orbis is a market-leading investment management company that tries to stay ahead of the competition through heavy investment into HR and technology. A very friendly firm with no office politics, everyone knows each other through great corporate events. Amazing opportunities within the firm to explore different responsibilities and teams. Would recommend Orbis to anyone!

    Cons

    Certain technology used on a day-to-day basis need updates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company to work for if your boss likes you!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Orbis Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Looks after their staff very well
    Good perks
    Great parties
    Good salaries

    Cons

    Started off as a nice small Company but has got too big and political now.
    UK needs an HR Dept. as certain people get away with far too much

    Advice to Management

    Get a HR Dept!