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A good place to start a career in the industry

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Pasadena, CA (US)
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pasadena, CA (US)

I have been working at Western Asset Management full-time

Pros

Excellent benefits and competitive pay. Overall, a wonderful business culture to work in, especially for a company in the wealth management industry. I was fortunate to be able to work with some very talented people in my department where it was extremely team-focused and I never witnessed any backstabbing or individual competition within my particular group. Great place to network, and very open to promoting from within.

Cons

Executive managers did not come across as very approachable. Many people I knew who worked in certain departments had never met or seen the CEO, even though we all worked in the same office building.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Executive level management should be more visible to the employees -- not just with your senior managers, but everyone.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Western Asset Management

  1.  

    Good place to start.....as long as you get out after 2/3 years

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    Former Employee - Investment Support  in  Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Support in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I worked at Western Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    As title says, good place to start if your a recent college grad. You will learn a lot your first 6 months to a year. Laid back company culture. "Bank Hours"....you will not be spending your nights or weekends at the office. Great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Terrible pay but worse no career path. IS department was a revolving door of people w/ 2-3 yrs experience (b/f fin crisis at least) and management wants it that way. My Advice - company will pay for exams like CFA or graduate school. Take advantage of that and look for a new job once complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real career path program to provide guidance to jr employees which allows them to transcend departments. Trash superficial mentorship program if still in existence. Much more employees including myself would have stayed if they thought they had an actual career path.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bottom line, push comes to shove: unethical to the core

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Asset Management full-time

    Pros

    nice furniture; surface looks nice, but check under the hood and you find a whole lot of mess

    Cons

    felt like women's rights took a 30 year u-turn; cronyism, boy's club personified; not to the point of outright sexual harrasment but subtle enough; so cliche with the affairs and subsequent promotions; if you don't think personal issues don't spread to professional ones, think again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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