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Financial Reporting Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 15, 2018
Very old school and not a progressive firm.

Culture is very conservative. Not much growth opportunities within the firm.

Overall OK place to work but not great or exceptional.
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contractor in the private bank
Quality Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 2, 2018
The company is a private owned bank, and I worked as a contractor through my agency company, the hiring process was quick and easy, because the job is easy too.
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Productive work place
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 30, 2017
This is a great place to start your career as you will be challenged daily. While rewarding, the days can be long and the nights even longer depending on workload within your team.
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good for resume bad for everything else
Financial Accounting and Distribution Specialist (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 8, 2017
if you are a tempt do not come here it is great to put on your resume but start looking for a job ASAP. the take their sweet time thinking over whether or not to hire you specially when they have a position open. they will hire you as a tempt for an open postilion they have and not hire you full time for that position so they dont have to way you a salary or benefits
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Hierarchical
Learning (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 1, 2017
BBH is obsessed with officer titles and tenure with the company. They don't care that you're a good worker or that you have new ideas if you don't have any of the aforementioned. There is not career advancement or opportunity to grow. As with any company, there are politics, but many of the people I have met have been backstabbers and will smile to your face and then trash talk about you as soon as you turn around. There is no autonomy here, and in order to get anything done you need to get many approvals (ex: getting a desk fan requires signatures all the way up to the partner level).

Do yourself a favor and don't bother coming here.
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Nurturing management, Solitary atmosphere
NAV Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 31, 2017
It may have been just the two teams I worked for, but there isn't much social interaction during the day. Coworkers who sit within earshot (even across from me) would send questions or info on their computer messaging program. They do organize after work events, however, but be ready for the need to go hours at a time without talking out loud.

Management is fantastic, they take time to help employees understand new information and encourage growth, while not pressuring you into new data that you aren't ready for. Very understanding regarding any need for sick time or tardiness, provided it isn't a consistent issue.

The group I worked for (NAV Hub) had very long hours some nights (shift was 10:30AM - 7PM), but I would often find myself there past 8. If you're looking for OT pay, this is the place for you.

Overall great, would recommend for anyone interested in finance. pay is not great but fair.
Pros
Nurturing atmosphere
Cons
Little social interaction
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Productive and fun workplace- poor management, glass ceilings
Operations Specialist- FX Trade Initiation (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 8, 2017
The environment and culture at BBH is top notch, you really can build a family like relationship with your co workers. However the compensation compared to similar positions within other banks is highly underpaid as well as poor management with a high turnover rate due to this. There is also glass ceilings as it is nearly impossible to work your way up, only can move around departments.
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Good Firm
Talent Acquisition Partner - Technology - AVP, NY (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 2, 2017
good place to work depending on the department and the structure of team. Hard to achieve advancement. strong benefit package. HR department needs restructuring.
Pros
benefits
Cons
work life balance
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Great work culture
Associate - Investor Services (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 22, 2017
Great mix of knowledgeable people which makes working for this company excellent. Supportive management always willing to work with you. Excellent opportunities for movement at the lower levels, but it harder to move upward once in a management position
Pros
Flexible work environment
Cons
Low salaries in comparison to competitors
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Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 20, 2017
The culture is great at BBH. BBH is good at hiring smart, collaborative people. The team dynamic is really exceptional here. BBH is not great at paying/retaining said talent. People frequently leave as other companies are willing to pay more for similar work.
Pros
Great Atmosphere, Perfect Job Security
Cons
Low Pay, Slow Advancement
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Good people
Security Masterfile Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 20, 2017
Good people, and it was good work. It was a great band of people to work with, I had a great time there. They are big on work, life balance and care about you.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Commute
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Client Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 18, 2017
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Fun place
Senior Pricing specialist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 16, 2017
Brown Brothers Harriman was a great company to work for. However, it wasn't a lot of growth after you reached senior lever. I will would have been there if I was able to get a promotion.
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Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 5, 2017
Good work life balance. Benefits 401k and other normal perks for jobs like this. Lots of learning oppertunities and great people to work with lots of funf an
Pros
work
Cons
work
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Great place to work, competitive pay and benefits.
Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 24, 2017
Great place to work, competitive pay and benefits. Work-life balance was great, workplace culture was good, location was very convenient. People were great to work with. There were a few cliques, but that's everywhere.
Pros
Private company, work-life balance, working remote, employee appreciation day outings were the best!
Cons
Projects changed constantly, even if incomplete.
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Not a place to stay for a long time
IT Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 17, 2017
Open door policy is a farce, managers are afraid to talk, HR is afraid to talk. This company is controlled by a small group of senior partners
that micro manage everything including junior "partners" who really have no control and are pushed around like chess pieces.
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A good place to work
Business Analyst - Mutual Fund Services Group (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 16, 2017
I really enjoyed my time at Brown Brothers Harriman and Company. The partners took a personal interest in my work and I had exposure to the highest reaches of the company.
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Good work-life balance, good benefits, below average pay
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Centennial, COJune 15, 2017
Good work-life balance, good benefits, below average pay. Management seems to care about employees in general. As it is a financial institution there is a lot of red tape and management can often be disconnected from day-to-day processes. Good place to start a career, but many people leave within the first few years.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Low pay, poor merit increases
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Pleasant place to work
Investment Management (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 3, 2017
enjoyed my time there. Helpful coworkers who are willing to put in the time to teach and train. Many long time employees who have been with the company for many years.
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Intern (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMay 22, 2017
I attended an internship with Brown Brothers Harriman and they were very kind and provided a relaxed workplace. The high school internship program is a great experience for future business students.
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