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Putnam Investments Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Low pay seems to be the common theme among most groups under senior directors (in 9 reviews)

  • No room for growth especially if you want to work in investments (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Client Services"

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

    Pros

    Great company with good training and benefits

    Cons

    Low salary, no other cons


  2. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility , cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Flat structure , less scope to grow

    Advice to Management

    need to promote people

  3. "Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a decent company to work with. Not a lot of turn over. Some staff have been there for more than 20 years. Nice location near Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Cons

    The salary is a bit lower than other similar places. They do not offer bonuses for the admin staff. Don't get the day after Thanksgiving Columbus or Veterans Day because we are open with the market

    Advice to Management

    Offer bonuses to admin staff


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advanced technology use, Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Growth opportunity minimal, too much politics


  5. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The marketing communications department was a terrific group filled with extremely talented people who knew how to work together as a team and create great outcomes.

    Cons

    Many other groups operated in silos preventing a sharing of ideas across business units.


  6. "Recently started and it's amazing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, very supportive, professional, amazing company goals

    Cons

    Procedures could be more streamlined/clear


  7. "Database Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been here over 20 years. All Pros. Good people to work with, good management, good benefits.

    Cons

    sometimes a little chaotic when many deliverables are needed at once. With good team, however, it can be managed and successful.

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Investment System Support"

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    Current Employee - Investment Systems Support Analyst in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Systems Support Analyst in Malden, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice people and collaborative corporate culture

    Cons

    administrative work involved even though this is a investment support position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long Time"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always on top of technology advancement, Learning and exposure to exciting projects.

    Cons

    Not well paid and lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation


  10. "Learned a lot, but the cubical life isn't for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    Started as an intern and was quickly promoted. If you work hard, there is a lot of room for growth but you really have to set yourself apart from the rest or else you'll just end up lost in the crowd so to speak. I made a lot of lifetime friends and learned a lot which has helped me in my financial career.

    Cons

    After the 2008 crash, they cut back on a lot and the place has gone downhill. They have departments doing other departments jobs. Unorganized. Not what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the "old" better way of doing things.


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