Good People, Questionable Product
Institutional Portfolio Analytics Associate (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – July 28, 2017
Lots of opportunities to learn at this company. A great place to dip your toe into finance, they give opportunities to people who are cultural fits regardless of background. They do an excellent job hiring quality people and you'll make some lifelong friends here. The harsh reality is those friendships are forged going through terrible experiences together. Most of middle management appears to lack empathy and solely focuses on group initiatives, aka pet projects, with no regard for employee input about the feasibility of such an endeavor. This managerial style, unsurprisingly, leaks into employee motivation and often initiatives are deployed on unsteady operational foundations. The firm is currently (2017) investing heavily in corporate and human resources, so this terrible managerial culture may change in the future. In lieu of all this, you can learn a lot if you are willing to work hard and deal with some managers ruling with an iron fist. I'm very thankful for my time there.
Great benefits (especially for families), coworkers
Employees treated as replaceable, under payment