Investment Trust Marketing Executive (Current Employee), London, ENG – October 2, 2013
Development and implementation of marketing plans and campaigns/direct marketing/email marketing Working on projects such as 3rd party publications, consumer guides, PR initiatives and informative forums Responsible for team budget, implementation and allocation of resources and annual marketing planning Literature update, production and fulfilment Production and distribution of regular emails to existing and potential shareholder and target audiences eg webconference and campaign emails Development of online and offline adverts Working with digital teams to develop and create short, timely films and videos Proofing editorial/advertorial and other copy as required Organising fund manager roadshows, live and digital forums, conferences and events Pre and post event marketing and followup Updating website content (Internal and 3rd Party Websites) Attending board meetings and reporting/pitching for annual fees Implementing and analysing budgets/cost control Board Reporting – Monthly factsheets, quarterly marketing reports, annual budget pitches & fund flows Analysis of marketing campaign effectiveness & ROI
Analyst (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – January 11, 2014
Pros: not many
Cons: no work/life balance. terrible management.
Terrible Management who doesn't care about their employees. Only seeks approval from their bosses. Terrible work/life balance. Coworkers were incompetent and could not perform job adequately. I would not recommend the company. Culture was nothing like I expected with too many people who believed they knew everything.
Relatively repative and occasionally intellectually stimulating
Assistant Equity Dealer (Current Employee), London – November 9, 2014
Pros: big global company
Cons: long hours
A typical day starts by running daily reports for the desk. This is repetitive and boring at times, but a requirement for the desk. Once this is done I may have some orders come down that have to be placed with one of our counterparties. This is roughly three times a week though so relatively rare. Aside from this I manage the Commission Sharing Arrangement (CSA) platform which accounts all CSA credits accumulated from trading. There are monthly reporting functions which includes commissons paid and transaction cost analysis.
I try to maintain professional relationship with my colleagues. They are of a different age group so quite hard to find similarities.
The hardest part of the Job is finding something academic to get emerged into as the job is mainly a process driven. The role is purely execution based so I would prefer to have something more analytical. The long hours at the desk and early starts also makes things hard work. It is also a relatively low salary for the hours worked.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to put trades though but this is quite rare making the job relatively repetitive and boring at times. I really need something more analytical, such as an IFA role or financial analyst.
Telecommunications Administration (Former Employee), Aberdeen, SCT – August 4, 2014
A typical day for me within Aberdeen Asset was very fast paced, whilst working on projects I'd be juggling day to day business as usual tasks and answering a never-ending stream of phone calls and emails assisting the Service Delivery Teams within EMEA.
The staff are always friendly, nothing is ever too much bother, they always have a positive attitude and extremely helpful.
The hardest part of the job was knowing when to switch off.
The company offer an excellent bonus and pension scheme, the company love to train and help you further your career.
Office manager / Secretary voor het gehele kantoor (Former Employee), Amsterdam, zuidas – September 2, 2014
Pros: flexibel, reiskostenvergoeding
Cons: dichte deuren cultuur, hele slechte (bijna geen) communicatie
mijn collega en ik runde samen de receptie/secretariaat en mijn extra taak was office management. Ik had hele leuke collega's en leuke mensen om voor te werken. Het moeilijkste in mijn baan was dingen en processen te veranderen c.q. te vereenvoudigen. Ze deden al jaren dezelfde handelingen die in mijn ogen onnodig en ouderwets waren. Het leukste van mijn baan was de flexibiliteit en de leuke omgang met mijn collega. Ik zal haar heel erg missen.