ING Investment Management Americas

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ING Investment Management Americas Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 20 September, 2014
Updated 20 September, 2014
45 Reviews
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ING Investment Management Americas CEO Jeffrey T. Becker
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  1.  

    Typical Financial Services Culture

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at ING Investment Management Americas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and bonuses. The company would pay for anyone to prepare for and take the CFA exam. There are some nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance for back office employees. Poor performers are kept around for way too long in alot of cases. Certain awful managers were seemingly rewarded for bad behavior, and HR was powerless to intervene.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This is for the Atlanta office. Great people, great environment, great perks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated gym and cafeteria. Great perks and highly competitive salary. Diverse environment. Amazing down to earth people which makes collaborating and meetings go well (overall).

    Cons

    Just like with any job place, there are difficult people and bosses. Depending on your team / boss, details and projects that should be easy become vague and difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    things are getting weird

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    company is becoming its own without Dutch Group sometime soon. 40 hr. volunteer / community paid off time per year

    Cons

    no one knows what kind of company will it turn out to be. Hired leaders talk the talk, and got paid handsomely to make company public, meanwhile company is quietly laying off people while overworked worker bees have no salary increases in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let company implode

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A VERY DISCOURAGING PLACE TO WORK

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Name Recognition
    Diverse Workforce
    Significant learning opportunities

    Cons

    Horrible Management-Especially in the PCF area
    Unstable Future
    No management accountability
    Very Unorganized
    Below Market Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please eliminate the unprofessional middle management and work to boost employee morale. Force management to cut out the ridiculous politics and favoritism and focus on talent and innovation. Implement accountability on behalf of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A Sinking Ship with no life boats

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    Current Employee - IT Developer  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location of the office nothing else

    Cons

    no leadership either at the very senior level or at the lower management levels, no clear direction. THe culture in the IT department is horrible . 15 people have left in the past 2 years. There are some good employees but the very existant office politics is exhausting. Never have I seen grown adults fight so much. The HR department does nothing they are powerless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    It was a good first job experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at ING Investment Management Americas

    Pros

    The managers work with you and are very helpful with you in the learning process. The employees I worked along with were helpful and knowledgeable as well.

    Cons

    It seemed like it was difficult to move up or around to different sectors of the company. I would have like to see more opportunities to move around the company for better experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was very helpful, but I would like to see a better management program where employees can move up in the company and work in different sectors.

    Recommends
  8.  

    My experience has been positive but the compensation package is below market.

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Pros

    Interesting work. Experienced colleagues. Great location.

    Cons

    Below market compensation. Limited opportunity for upward mobility and increased responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation.

    Recommends
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    Extremely political organization, credit is rarely if ever given to deserving individuals.

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Pros

    A number of good people work in the organization. It's one of the few redeeming qualities. The pay is okay and initially competitive, but frankly from an hourly perspective employees are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated.

    Cons

    Uncertainty regarding separation from parent company, bonus structure is completely arbitrary with no explanation, milestones when reached are rarely recognized, organization appears to be straight out of a George Orwell novel with marching orders coming from Big Brother.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are stretched to the brink. Promotion opportunities are very limited and mission statement is completely ignored. Turnover is very, very high for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    ING IM -- mediocre compensation, vast uncertainty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at ING Investment Management Americas

    Pros

    Substantial investment capabilities, both in terms of technology and people. A consistent investment philosophy across the fixed income platform. Upside potential depending on growth of investment management business, rebranding of IM apart from banking and insurance. Good work/life balance relative to other investment management firms.

    Cons

    Vast uncertainty in terms of future of business, future of company, location of operations, etc. Marginal track record in most strategies. Political pressures from HQ in Netherlands impact pay, especially bonuses. Bitter office politics. Too much emphasis on seniority and "experience", not enough appreciation for talent, not enough effort to get the most out of everyone's skill set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they deserve to be paid. If you pay mediocre wages/bonuses compared to competitors, you are doomed to work with mediocre talent, which ING IM is flush with at every level and job function in the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    New global company with lots of opportunities

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at ING Investment Management Americas

    Pros

    Multinational company with European mindset, lots of growth opportunities across geographical & capital markets; Diversified offerings; Stable company. Very smart people (nobody less than a MBA where I was); mostly young crowd

    Cons

    Sub groups have too much autonomy that could make your work hell or heaven. No consistency in culture because of some people's own agenda. Few weak managers cause the system to break down. Can get too focused on meeting targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage management learning & frequent reviews, to gauge their effectiveness, not just focus on numbers. Implement an employee engagement program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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