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Rockefeller Financial Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Rockefeller Financial full-time

    Pros

    Meritocratic, Great culture, Space to differentiate, Great learning, Awesome people

    Cons

    Sometimes slow in decision making


  2. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, open door policy, team attitude, work from home,

    Cons

    salary and bonus, typically well below industry standards, lack of transparency within management, communication, for such a small firm, this should not be an issue. lack of career growth opportunities and mentorship

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, reward your top performers, be more transparent with future goals and direction of the company

  3. "Revolving Door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people overall, want to get it right, but dont ask the key questions.

    Cons

    No one stays for more than a couple of years. I would avoid this company at all costs unless you are desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees.


  4. "You take what you want from it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Rockefeller can be a great experience if you put yourself out there and work hard. In order to get management to change things, you must say something. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    The culture could be a bit more welcoming. I've found that most people don't say hello until you say hi first.

    There isn't very much room for promotion. Upper level management stay until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Seek feedback from your employees. They have a lot to say but there is zero communication, no way of anonymously rating leaders for the things they do.


  5. "Company has potential, but limits itself"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rockefeller Financial full-time

    Pros

    Rock & Co offers great service to its clients. This company is involved in all different aspects of financial services, so working here you get good exposure to the industry. Competitive benefits and vacation time. People here are generally friendly. Work hours are very reasonable. New ideas are welcomed and received well.

    Cons

    There is no transparency here, big decisions get made at a high level but employees only find out after the fact. Pay is very unevenly distributed, senior level staff are compensated extremely well but support staff (admin/analyst/associate level) are largely underpaid and overworked. There is no training. Career development either doesn't happen or is very slow. There are a lot of inefficiencies that exist but nobody really bothers to fix them.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an interest in employee development. There's a lot of talent here but it's not being utilized properly. Be more transparent , especially regarding company changes/shifts. Be more open to lateral transfers and promotions. Work on closing the compensation gap. Work on livening up the company culture.


  6. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, with good benefits and balance between family and work life. people are friendly and down to earth. strong brand recognition.

    Cons

    things move very slowly at the rockefeller financial. company does a decent job treating employees and paying fairly but could do better.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID THIS FIRM AT ALL COSTS!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I can almost not find any good thing about this firm with the exception of that things happen very slowly. You're almost always not busy and have nothing to do. You will notice people wandering in the office during the day with absolutely nothing to do.

    Cons

    This is a company that is lagging every other financial firm in the industry. The trade equities and partnerships. They almost have no concept that there are fixed income securities. They almost have no intention for change or improvement. Management lacks both knowledge and leadership qualities. Most of everybody has been there for 10+ years. This is an old firm, everyone in a management role is over 40.

    Your 401(k) will only begin at the beginning of the year, so if you get hired early on during the year, you will not receive any 401(k) benefits.

    Your medical benefits will not start until after a month after you start.

    HR will promise you a lot and then deliver nothing.

    Avoid working for this firm at all costs.

  8. "Long-term investors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller Financial full-time

    Pros

    -Great people who will help you feel at home
    -Long-term investors in short-term-focused industry
    -Exposure to broad range of global opportunities
    -Culture of intellectual debate

    Cons

    -Public needs to understand that Rockefeller & Co. is distinct from other Rockefeller entities, but brand recognition continues to improve


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    minimal growth opportunities in the company


  10. "No Communication, No Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rockefeller Financial full-time

    Pros

    - The benefit package was slightly above standard
    - The location is easy to access, walking distance from both Grand Central and Penn and extremely close to a slew of Subway lines
    - Highly intelligent people abound

    Cons

    - Communication between departments was horrible and individuals in different departments seemed to have little-to-no idea what other departments do and thus little respect
    - Departments are often pitted against each other by higher-level egos, leaving lower-level employees within departments to act with attention to interpersonal politics, which does not lead to progress and instead simply leaves these lower-level employees caught in the unnecessary crossfire
    - Highly conservative
    - The company touts its diversity, but the gender, race, and ethnic diversity is limited mostly to one department, while the rest of the company is very white and very straight
    - Because there is such a quick tenure time with the younger employees, the mainstays are all older and much of their comprehension of technology and the current state of culture is obsolesced and thus inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower-level employees and pay attention to how much they really do for the company


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