Favorite job, would still be there if company was not sold.
Sr. Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 24, 2013
One of the best positions I have had in my 23 years experience as an Executive Assistant. Worked for 9 personality diverse managers who I have yet to come across since. Autonomous position as they each traveled approximately 75% of the time.
I learned exceptional organization, computer, client service, travel arranging, meeting/event coordinating skills as well as patience and understanding of specific needs per person.
The hardest part of the job was leaving. The company was sold by Marsh and Mac to Great West and our department was dissolved.
managers were supportive and great to work for/with
I have learned a lot about stocks and bonds and watching s&p
Customer Service Representative/Data Entry (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – October 12, 2015
I am very Productive and do what I am told. I take my job very serious. I always get along with my co-workers, and am very outgoing. I've gained plenty experience working at Putnam Investments. I worked there for 7 years. I loved the people I worked with. The only reason I left Putnam Investments was due to having an opportunity to work for the Methuen Police Department. I gave my very best, and it was a definitely learning experience.I took a ten week course in Emergency Training Course, which helped me just recently when my husband had a seizure. I went to every Christmas Party they had once a year and my children loved it.
Putnam Investments had a health, eating right and exercising.
I really do not have any cons when I was working there.
Customer service assisting with annuities and/or mutual fund accounts
Investor Service Rep (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – September 1, 2015
Assist shareholders and brokers with fund exchanges, withdrawals, death benefit quotes, and other aspects of fund management and account maintenance Provide exceptional support to clients with Putnam-Hartford Insurance annuities and effectively respond to and alleviate account issues in a timely manner Outline transaction requirements, process financial transactions, and provide up-to-date fund information
Learn great communication skills and awesome work place
Senior Business Analyst, Consultant (Former Employee) – Franklin, MA – June 30, 2015
Putnam was a great place to work until the recession hit the financial services arena, mostly the swap and derivatives investments caused Putnam to lay off approximately 400 people, Being a IT consultant, I was one of the people that were consolidated.
Putnam Investment is a Mutual Fund Management Company with over 75 years of managed money experience.
Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 5, 2015
Great place to learn the business and get a handle on how mutual funds are created, sold, managed, and serviced. It is a full-service customer service organization, open architecture, and very well managed.
Great entry-level training, great for gaining a foundation in the financial service industry
Investor Services Representative (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – April 7, 2015
Good entry level work. Lot of knowledge is expected. Management is alright. Job depends on which manager you have. Co-workers are young and also interns. Career advancement opportunity are there but it depends on the manager again. Very micro-managed and analytic .
Inside Consultant (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – March 26, 2015
My primary function in this position, as a true partner, is to focus on understanding my advisors’ business philosophies, goals and unique investment perspectives so that I can help them make more informed decisions for their clients. My goal is to build long-term relationships based on three critical values - service, integrity and accountability.
Processor (Former Employee) – Franklin, MA – February 18, 2015
A typical day at work was sitting at your computer all day and inputting all retirement or educational transactions. I learned that if you sit all day your body doesn't feel good. Management was a joke. If you weren't in the "in crowd" then they barely wanted anything to do with you. The co-workers weren't so bad. Made the days alittle enjoyable. The hardest part of the job is trying to meet all the ridiculous standards which stresses people out. And if they weren't met than you got trouble and lost your job. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I was laid off.
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Java/J2EE Developer (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 18, 2015
• Involved in design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional requirements. • Introduced Spring Dependency Injection model in the application. • Used several internal SOAP web services and invoked the services using proxies. • Created connection pools, deployed application in IBM WebSphere Application Server. • Developed custom validations and SPRING framework validations to validate user input. • Created a Transaction History Web Service using SOAP that is used for internal communication in the workflow process. • Used JAXB for generating java objects from XML Schema. And, used JDBC to invoke Stored Procedures and also used JDBC for database connectivity. • Used PL/SQL for queries and stored procedures in SQL as the backend RDBMS.
Sr. Processor/Employee Accounts (Former Employee) – Franklin, MA – December 11, 2014
Worked with employee accounts, market timing accounts, and ran reports. Here I learned about stocks, data entry, and worked with outside companies on a daily basis. Management and the co-workers were great. Hardest part of my job wasn't the actual job, was the commute and my kids were small. Most enjoyable part was having contacts with different companies through the United States.
huge cafeteria, had a store inside, could order your dinner and be done by the time you left work
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – November 19, 2014
I worked the phone bank and started at 8am. I chose to work overtime every chance I got so I would leave apprx 7pm. I was able to use my knowledge of the mutual fund market place and learned why companies had to do what they do. Management was very helpful and supportive. I still keep in touch with my co workers today. I really di not have any problems in this position and enjoyed going to work every day.
Participant Service Representative (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – November 17, 2014
• Provide excellent service to participants within the Defined Contribution Participant Services Call Center • Participate in product, industry, and technical training • Assist with on-going initiatives within a team based environment • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of Putnam’s retirement products and services through practical application with clients • Diagnose client issues and demonstrate appropriate insight and judgment to provide customer focused solutions