American Century Investments
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About the company

  • Founded
    1958
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $100M to $500M (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Kansas City, MO
  • Link
    American Century Investments website

American Century Investments is a privately controlled and independent investment management firm. Its headquarters are located at 4500 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, near the Country Club Plaza. The company was founded by James E. Stowers, Jr. in 1958 as "Twentieth Century Mutual Funds". Its 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Mountain View, California and Kansas City, Missouri.

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Benefits

Employees at American Century Investments have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Retirement plan
Health insurance
401k matching
Paid time off
Dental insurance
Health savings account
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Flexible spending account
Employee discount
Employee assistance program
Parental leave
Flexible schedule

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Reviews

Leadership in Kansas City, MO
on August 26, 2022

Have dedicated many years to this company and contributed alot back to support the direction the department is moving with modernizing and automating processes. However, unless you are new coming into to the firm, you are not fairly compensated. I would be better off leaving the company, working somewhere else, then coming back and receiving higher pay. There is considerable effort to focus on bringing people in at a higher rate, but those that have dedicated years to the company will never be fairly compensated. As a manager, you do not have a career progression to a senior manager, you will stay at a manager level forever. Only option is to wait for a director level position to come available. There are managers that have expressed and are working to take the next steps, but they are constantly overlooked.

Investment Solutions Representative in Kansas City, MO
on August 3, 2022

Typical day: - get started early to beat daily requests and be able to stay on top of primary responsibilities. - stay plenty busy into the afternoon (not uncommon to shorten or skip lunches to keep up with workflow/turn-around expectations) - expect to work late occasionally to meet unexpected, tight deadlines; guaranteed in the busy season. Management: Many dept. managers need to cover daily responsibilities of their team on top of their duties as manager. This seems to leave many unable to commit the time they'd like to either without significant sacrifice. Executive leadership more concerned with appearing to keep up with competitor trends than integrating existing resources into newer, efficient solutions to compensate for lack of staff. Culture: Fantastically kind group of highly educated people you can trust will do anything to watch this firm succeed. Firm actively encourages and facilitates your success and provides compensation incentives based on value added annually. Firm's reluctance to hire backfill does mean most will do the work of two. Work life balance is a joke. Leadership reluctant to continue allowing remote work preemptively driving away an uncomfortable number of folks. Great firm to work for (in most places), however, inconsistently minded and directionally aloof Executive Leadership seem to make firm's progress and innovation hard fought for rather than intelligently planned.

Actor in Kansas City, MO
on February 23, 2022

Acted in a commercial for American Century investments. Was a fun experience meeting everyone, I was treated well, compensated surprisingly high, and had a great life balance.

Registered Representative in Kansas City, MO
on October 16, 2021

I worked at American Century many, many years ago, in the 80s and early 90s. It was an exciting, vibrant time. At that time, it was pretty much a family company, and we felt a part of something amazing. I was in Customer Service, but they made us feel like investment managers! The office was stunning and so were the employees. With our Alpert Nipon executive dresses, pappagallo shoes, and Saks haircuts, we felt like we were on Rodeo Drive. The men looked straight out of Wall Street with their Botany 500 suits and precision haircuts. I will always be grateful to you, American Century, for making this hick feel like she was someone special.

Employee in Kansas City, MO
on February 9, 2021

Overall, the company is a positive place to work. However within the past year or so, the new direction of the I/T organization feels rushed, unsteady and unappreciative of the long-standing team members who are leaving after strong, solid careers.

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