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Robeco Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great exposure to investment pros. excellent training in client service

    Cons

    product set is limited to value equity


  2. "Quality people, but organization lacked direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People they hire are pretty sharp and competent. Overall, good people and character.

    Cons

    Not very effective in utilizing skills (of people) and resources (capital of firm) to drive new business. A bit status quo.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "If I knew then, what I know now..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were the best part of working here.

    Cons

    Very cheap when it comes to upgrading a computer or adding any software for trading or anything else need to run your strategy/business. Sometimes you need to speed a little money to make money.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the purse a bit. Also need to hire some "A" type people. Especially when it comes to the marketing area to raise assets!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "OK as a stepping stone, limited opportunity for growth"

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    Former Employee - RFP Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RFP Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robeco full-time

    Pros

    As an RFP Writer, you will have have frequent interaction with investment professionals. It is a very relaxed, slow-paced atmosphere which can be a pro or con depending on your careers goals.

    Cons

    Ideas for improvement are not welcome, limited opportunities for professional growth, taking on extra projects or going above & beyond is discouraged. I was accused of not being happy with the position and trying to get a promotion because I would ask for more work. I came from a larger firm in NYC, where my peers were in grad school, taking the CFA, worked till 7/8 regularly, attended internal training sessions, etc. This environment at Robeco is much slower, and I wasn't happy. If you are not looking for a career challenge, and want to take a 1 hour lunch everyday and leave by 5pm, this is a good company to just do the bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    If someone is spending hours every day surfing the internet and leaving every day at 5pm because there is not enough work, I don't think they should be discouraged from seeking extra projects.


  6. "Serious business atmosphere with a few possible improvements to be made."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RFP Writer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - RFP Writer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous vacation time
    Understanding bosses
    Helpful IT department, accommodating of requests
    Lenient about personal issues
    Helpful support staff and approachable senior level employees

    Cons

    HR not open to changes
    Not many team building events
    Rare to have company functions outside of holiday party
    Older average age
    Not super clear on career progression or options within the company

    Advice to Management

    The ways that Robeco could be improved include making the office more a team type setting by hosting events, lunches, etc. They have great benefits including vacation time and most bosses are willing to give leeway on appointments, schedule issues, and so on. The work itself is interesting and challenging, but having the eye on the prize / next step in your career is something that Robeco could improve. With offices all over the world, I believe they should have an exchange program where you see how your job is done in different countries and bring back insight. It is definitely a "get your work done and you're good" type of setting currently.


  7. "Good place to start career - not to stay very long."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, empty office.

    Cons

    The NY office is ignored

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  8. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation and benefits they give a loose rope to work with which you can use to your benefit or not

    Cons

    It seems that they dont believe in staying up to date with their systems so you will end up fighting with IT for things,

    Advice to Management

    Increase spending on tech need to to bring supervision over employees to a higher position within the comapny, need more fun


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Full of very smart people willing to help you and share what they know with you. Very interesting projects going on at the department.

    Cons

    Really none. Everything was great.


  10. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robeco part-time

    Pros

    lots of resources
    people are friendly

    Cons

    training not enough for juniotrs


  11. "Friendly environment!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed culture and very smart people

    Cons

    Not too much dynamics and potential opportunities


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