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Pioneer Investments Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "A nice company - but not growing"

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers. Great benefits. Good Boston location.

    Cons

    Not growing. Parent company kept trying to sell or merge this entity for over 5 years. Felt like we were "dying on the vine".

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully, there will be a new owner that invests in the business to find a way to grow the company and it becomes more successful.


  2. "Regional Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people, good product selection, easy to work there.

    Cons

    Politics, miscommunication between departments causes issues with the reps we service.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good work environment and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Not many deficiencies there that I noticed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  4. "Transfer Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Investments (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits package and work life balance

    Cons

    low compensation and upper management doesn't have a clue about day-to-day operations


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Pioneer Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    You are just one of many here


  6. "Client Services Representative"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with. The company is very good at showing appreciation to their employees and rewarding those who deserve it.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


  7. "Friendly but disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Investments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pioneer is the friendliest place I've ever worked, and they are great for maintaining a sense of work/life balance. Many companies talk about being team-oriented but Pioneer really does have a sense of team that goes beyond just verbiage.

    They have a very democratic approach to solving issues, with everyone having a chance to express an opinion and be heard. Pioneer has a number of offices across the world and with their global approach it makes for an interesting place to work.

    Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    They're beginning the process of merging with Santander's asset management group, so how that will affect Pioneer's workplace and work culture is to be determined. Their democratic approach can also lead to "analysis paralysis" in some cases that can take a while to resolve issues. Benefits are good, but salaries perhaps lag a bit behind some of their competitors. (But their better work/life balance than most means you won't be expected to constantly put in the intense hours those other firms may expect.)

  8. "Disorganized Circus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pioneer Investments full-time

    Pros

    Smaller firm with friendly people. Laid back office in a great location.

    Cons

    The lack of communication with senior management aids the disorganization of the firm. Dated technology, lack of leadership, and unstable work environment due to pending merger are the main cons of the firm. The merger is also leading to increased turnover and low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and lead with respect for your colleagues. Mentor younger employees to make them feel valued.


  9. "Good entry level experience"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Learned a lot on the job about mutual funds, how to talk to clients, etc

    Cons

    Pay was low, we were viewed as the lowest on the totem pole


  10. "Both challenging and rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, associates, training, location, values

    Cons

    Salary, lack of leadership, old technology, advancement opportunities, accountability


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