Pros: great benefits, considerable amount of pto, lots of free food throughout the year.
Cons: after reaching a certain plateau, difficult to move up. outside hiring for coveted fund research and management positions.
American Century Investments will never be in the news for a scandal. The policies and procedures reflect a conservative mentality in all areas of the business to keep this true. At times its easy to relate to frustrated clients who are working though certain requirements. Although, I believe the benefits out weigh the costs.
The founder has always been very generous to the employees and the company has remained this way.
Upper management and fund managers frequently holds seminars during the lunch hour. These provide a fascinating insight to their daily work. However, after a point, these seemed to tease me since the ability to grow within the company was limited.