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Putnam Investments Reviews

Updated October 7, 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. "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


  2. 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.

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    hours are good , no tight deadline for projects, felxibility to do research

    Cons

    none, i think in general it is pretty good, small number of people, i dodnot jnow what to say more

    Advice to Management

    none, i think in general it is pretty good, small number of people, i dodnot jnow what to say mor


  6. "IT Manager"

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

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. Cutting edge environment.

    Cons

    Driving and creating change can be difficult as most resources are seasoned.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving change in the workplace.


  7. "Client Service Representative"

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunities for growth
    Training opportunitites available
    Great culture and fantastic co-workers

    Cons

    There can be a lot of micro management. We need to maintain a certain level of service and with this there are specific points you need to stick to. There isn't a lot of flexibility in this.

  8. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    The people that you work with, flexibility, work/life balance

    Cons

    Low employee morale, benefits get worse every year, salaries are low compared to the same role in other companies

    Advice to Management

    You should care more about your employees. They are your best assets.


  9. "Business Analyst/Quality Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Quality Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Quality Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Putnam Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Putnam Investments provides investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies. Equity and FI IT Research team at Putnam in involved in providing the research platform for the Analysts and Portfolio Managers at Putnam.

    Cons

    • As a part of IT Research team, gathered business requirements from Analysts, Portfolio Managers
    • Worked single handedly on a Calendar project helping to migrate the old Investment Calendar functionalities along with new functionalities as per user’s requirements on to Putnam Research application


  10. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can take a good amount of responsibility early on. Great way to learn about the industry.

    Cons

    Demanding call expectations each day.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic expectations in terms of balance between quantity and quality.


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