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Wellington Management Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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Wellington Management CEO Brendan Swords
Brendan Swords
119 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, if you work hard you will be recognized(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great office culture and tons of smart people on the floor(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance spiralling downward(in 26 reviews)

  • "There are anomalies when it comes to culture and some roles require long hours(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Carreer progression"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture . Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Flat org structure. Slow growth.

    Wellington Management2019-07-10
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Don’t waste your time, people here are elitist and backstabbing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management

    Pros

    Nice views, Caucasian top-down approach, Ivy League is the greatest, what is a state school?

    Cons

    Clear lack of people of color in leadership positions, many roles are filled by temp labor, you have to be White for a full time offer

    Advice to Management

    Really think about who you’re hiring and how they will impact the organization for the future

    Wellington Management2019-07-27
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great for old white men with ivy league degrees. Bad for everyone else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Looks great on your resume - 15% 401k - people are smart

    Cons

    - place is filled with sexist, racist old white men who run the show. don't bother speaking up or HR will call you the problem - they will hire less qualified men who will get paid way more than any woman. company denies this is a problem. - long hours. depends on team but expect 10+hour days at a minimum, weekends too - live like it's 1980. investment innovation is often stifled, and hence the firm is suffering -...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring young smart people into the partnership that don't meet all the traditional requirements to help push innovation forward. Implement a no tolerance policy on offensive, abusive staff, and make sure it works. Be more candid.

    Wellington Management2019-06-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people but stressful environment!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people, collaborative environment, decent benefit and salary.

    Cons

    IT organizational structure is not well defined. No work life balance. People working harder and harder until they quit or they get replaced with younger ones, this is how they keep their competitive advantage in IT.

    Wellington Management2019-06-16
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Wellington IT Truth"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    15% 401k match learn how to play office politics learn finance

    Cons

    Technology: Tech stack are mostly old. Because IT leaders don't really know current tech trend, for example big data etc, many products are very old. Not much to add to resume. Quality: It's bad. The whole dept mentality is minimum viable product. You can have a few minimum viable project if under pressure, but when that becomes norm, you know what will happen. Their product, 90% (I cannot really say all), are shity....

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    Advice to Management

    You need real leader in IT to know what they are doing

    Wellington Management2019-06-07
  6. "Great people, best for 30-somethings on partnership track"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A fantastic collection of smart, humble, inquisitive people. All willing to listen to anyone.

    Cons

    The firm does things by consensus. Which can be slow to build. And which can give some employees a larger veto power than might otherwise make sense (think UN security council).

    Wellington Management2019-04-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wellington Management is a top employer in Boston and I was lucky to work there. I would return in the future if given the chance. Great culture, high standards, leading technology, fun perks and solid 401K plan.

    Cons

    The expectation for everyone to be at their desk by 8:00am could be challenging for some. The health insurance is expensive, as it seems to be everywhere these days.

    Wellington Management2019-03-14
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good reputation, things are changing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Culture is changing due to size of firm.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that culture is changing and that is just a natural evolution.

    Wellington Management2019-02-21
  9. "calm, focused place"

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company owned by employees and only in one business. Helps eliminate distractions and keep focus on the most important thing -- people

    Cons

    Several floors beginning the transition to open plan seating. Yikes.

    Wellington Management2019-01-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best investment firm in a structurally challenged industry"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely talented, driven/motivated, and collaborative individuals

    Cons

    Conservative, risk averse, and can be slow moving

    Wellington Management2019-01-07
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