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Schroders Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance (esp by City standards) (in 24 reviews)

  • Good people and good work life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Distant senior management figures (in 6 reviews)

  • Pays less than other asset management houses (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Product specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and people . Good work life balance and the hours you work are not bad.

    Cons

    Average age is quite high and there aren't many young people . This makes the overall environment and strategies a bit out of date .

    Advice to Management

    Hire graduate entry level students


  2. "Growing compant"

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries but not enough opportunities to grow and develop.

    Cons

    Too many changes in senior management


  3. "Good work/life balance. Laid-back culture."

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    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very laid-back culture compared to competing firms. Most people are friendly and the hours are reasonable. Great vacation policy and salaries and bonuses are fair although probably less than many competing firms. Some of the work is satisfying.

    Cons

    There's a lack of technology and career advancement opportunities in the NYC office. There are opportunities to learn, but mostly through trial-and-error and figuring things out on your own. The lack of egos/competition is refreshing, but it's easy to become lazy here since there's a general lack of ambition in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but please realize you will not retain your best employees if you don't keep them engaged and offer them opportunities to advance in their careers.


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  5. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schroders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was pretty decent and some of the people were nice.

    Cons

    After 3 short months my position "was eliminated." Management has no idea what they are doing. Poor communications with employees. For e.g. my immediate manager totally ignored me for almost the whole time I was at the firm. Towards the end of the third month when she had to do my probationary review, she finally met with me to discuss my "performance." What a joke. Asset Management folks are a bunch of snobs who think they are better than everyone. No career path and room for growth!

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire someone unless you have a clear idea of what they should be doing.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Short skirts or Underlying Essex roots helps."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some genuine people here but are muscled out occasionally .

    Cons

    Too much corruption if your not part of the crowd.
    If your a threat you can be sabotaged.

    Advice to Management

    We know how you got there. ...


  7. "Great place as financial companies go"

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

    I have been working at Schroders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great poeple, culture, and benefits

    Cons

    Like any financial firm there are long hours - a lot more reasonable than other big firms. Brits are always treated better than Americans

    Advice to Management

    Treat the Americans as equals


  8. "Fairly negative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Grat location. Nice office. Nice employees

    Cons

    Bad compensation. No career path. No mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Set career growth plans


  9. "Excellent Culture and Fast Moving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schroders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving organization with excellent culture. Definitely looks after its employees.

    Cons

    If you're in a front office role, you'd probably spend 20% of your time doing support teams' jobs.


  10. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    No Pros - chaotic, no process, poor management, no leadership

    Cons

    Stay away from this company. Asians are treated like slaves to British guys

    Advice to Management

    Change leadership team


  11. "A solid company going places"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schroders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full of really nice people. New CEO is taking the business forward in many ways, including use of data science. Collaboration is getting better after having been quite siloed.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit slow making things happen as decision-making quite consensual. With some exceptions, not as much sideways movement as could be which makes for 'dead man's shoes' career path for many.

    Advice to Management

    Get people moving between business areas more, don't let people stagnate in any one role too long.



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