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Neuberger Berman Reviews

Updated 16 November, 2014
Updated 16 November, 2014
64 Reviews
3.5
64 Reviews
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Neuberger Berman Chairman and CEO George H. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Started out with positive work/life balance then went downhill (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, good work-life balance (post spinoff) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Small groups and limited opportunity to move within the firm (in 3 reviews)

  • Unfortunately Lehman's culture pervaded Neuberger post market crash of 2008 with many of the senior management piggy backing off of NB's survival (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    My part of the back office was bad. Still a great firm with a great rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent compensation
    Great managers
    Good midtown location
    Investment professionals are very smart
    Culture is amazing, you're welcome to talk to others in different departments as a young un

    Cons

    My department was underutilized, stagnant, underresourced, and mostly everyone was pissed and demoralized and sometimes rude to clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the back office better
    Create more in-house competition for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance (post spinoff)

    Cons

    very little advancement opportunities, not much training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better opportunities for employees in order to retain them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Place Where Fresh Ideas are Embraced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to begin your finance career. If you get a good manager they will encourage you to learn and move onto the next level

    Cons

    Some managers are downright evil. They don't provide clear direction or training and they have a very specific way they want the job to be completed. They don't welcome creative and out of the box thinking. Morale at the company is low as many people are stuck in their positions and there is little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at hiring managers that actually want to develop people and are not just in leadership positions because of their tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture but limited progression

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues and team are the best to work with in my career.

    Cons

    Limited career progression and pay increment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managing Director

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great investment firm with a strong culture and a promising future. NB is the best large assets manager to work for

    Cons

    It has the challenges of any 2000 person firm. It is hard for it to be the ideal place for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The trajectory is inspiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Co-workers are friendly however there isn't an opportunity to getting to know them better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Second Tier Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, intermediate and senior management lack vision, treat consultants like serfs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Managing Director

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    Current Employee - equity owner in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - equity owner in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Client focused. Remarkable culture. Clear strategy and promising future. It is remarkable how the firm has developed after gaining its independence - what a story.

    Cons

    None meaningful. It would be nice if people could rotate assignments, but that is not realistic in this business unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course! Well done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neuberger Berman

    Pros

    good, smart, kind and easy going people

    Cons

    the work was very boring.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    extremely limited growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Neuberger Berman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    access to intelligent portfolio managers and company research

    Cons

    growth potential is extremely limited; career mobility appears to be a fallacy and is not supported by managers. there is a lot of subtle racism within middle management, often times favoritism being shown towards "the good ol' boys". many of the client facing roles are in groups that are chauvinistic and overtly sexist, with grossly inappropriate behavior that is ignored by management. this is a company where you should spend no more than 1-2 years to simply get a name on your resume, then pack up and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote talent from within and you will build a strong company with a strong future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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