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Soros Fund Management Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  1. "Great stuff"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    really really smart people. some of the best in the business

    Cons

    no room to become a partner

    Advice to Management

    keep on doing what you're doing!


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lunch and great benefits; really smart people

    Cons

    lack of direction for fund at the time, but major overhaul of organization was occurring at that time

  3. "Still one of the best places to work in the industry"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with best people in the industry across multiple sectors and asset classes. Provided with best resources and there is a zero tolerance for jerks across the entirety of the firm.

    Cons

    Great place to work. Some senior PM turnover as of late, but this likely leads to more opportunity in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus on talent development and retention. Firm has some of the best people in the business and retains top brand, however there could be greater focus on developing top talent and retaining that talent.


  4. "Just another company - same stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, free snacks, ok holiday party venues

    Cons

    Free lunch from bad places

    Advice to Management

    consider everyone equally.


  5. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, solid capital base

    Cons

    Management in it for themselves only


  6. Helpful (5)

    "It is a very demanding place that rewards good performance but has no loyalty whatsoever."

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, very strong firm, fair compensation.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from Soros family, wasteful in many ways and no loyalty to long term valuable employees. Soros family does not provide any guidance for the firm preferring to hide behind hired guns who are there to grab some money and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Think long term, stop hiring inexperienced portfolio managers who think they are Warren Buffett. Keep an eye on expenses that are a waste of money yet cut salaries to keep people in the firm.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Soros Fund Management is a great company to be employed. It offered challenges, learning experiences and growth"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent office culture
    Generous benefits
    Opportunity to expand and grow.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a challenge. An employee tends to give their all which sometimes affected the personal life.

    Advice to Management

    The company offered many work related seminars but should also focus on work-life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Soros provided an opportunity to work with smart, engaged people, tackling interesting issues on a daily basis. Very professional atmosphere. People treat each other with respect. Excellent HR department. The benefits are top notch and the compensation is good.

    Cons

    No real cons; expectations are high; the work can be rigorous and demanding, as you would expect at an organization of this stature.


  9. "Good place to work. Friendly atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Not as forward looking as i would like. need to invest more into technology.


  10. "Satisfied with employment there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soros Fund Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate structure, Great HR department

    Cons

    interoffice politics play a big roll

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the employees have to say


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