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Wellington Management Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Syndicated Loan Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Small team with lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Daily work stays the same and can get boring quickly.


  2. "Ageism!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation, amazing smart colleagues, private, still offers some of the best benefits you won't find anywhere else.

    Cons

    They systematically lay off or force out anyone over 40 years old. Even partners are expected to leave by their early 50s. They don't value the experience, maturity, and understanding of the firm that comes with tenure. It's about the bottom line - put a 20-something in the seat and pay them substantially less, even if it means sacrificing qualities that only come with experience.

    Advice to Management

    Value the individual, not the age or the salary. Recognize that you can't claim to care about people and the culture when you keep getting rid of the people who embody and perpetuate it.

  3. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with incredibly smart and kind people.
    Investing is a very intellectually stimulating job.
    Nice office
    Well resourced

    Cons

    Bureacratic and slow
    Lots of managers managing managers. Complacency is high in these ranks. And they shield each other; the managing partners don't seem to see it or look into it.
    Work/life
    Senior management tolerates some real jerks if they perform well. This is a net negative over the long term; it erodes the culture.

    Advice to Management

    You need to dig into and get close to the problems you're tring to solve, not rely on middle management to report to you - they often either aren't close to the problems or are the actual source.

    Protect the culture. it is eroding.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Sky is the limit if you have the investment acumen

    Cons

    Very competitive since they hire the best of the best

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Vice President (IT)"

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Meritocracy. Hard work pays.

    Cons

    Sometimes, growth might be challenging.


  6. "Financial Administrator"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for someone trying to build experience

    Cons

    Silo atmosphere - disconnect between departments


  7. "Poor Culture and sub leadership oversight"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and pretty office.

    Cons

    Isolated and clicky culture. Leadership is good at the top but there is little oversight of those managers further down the pyramid. An eroding culture will ultimately be their demise.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Wellington Management full-time

    Pros

    excellent place to work, great culture

    Cons

    can't think of any, no significant cons


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    "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible co-workers, location, people care about your knowledge growth and development

    Cons

    Not many RAs stay after a few years because there is no promotions or enough pay. So many business managers that do nothing. Work-life balance is not good unless you know you are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to your middle management or any business manager period. If you want to find out the problem, ask someone in that role, not the person above them that is likely contributing to the problems and high turnover.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not as great as they think they are..."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, collegial, incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Management is very deceitful, lack of advancement, not a meritocracy


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